Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I'm Always Writing a Story in My Head

Hey there!
In the past, I've been asked by people to see some of my writing. Well, today's your day. Here's a link to a site where I've put some of my writing. There are a couple short stories, and one of my novels.
If you go read, please tell me what you think! :)
Love, Nell <3


"Always be on the lookout for wonder."  -E.B. White

Summer 2012 :)

Hello, all you bloggers out there! It's summer! Schools out! No more homework, uniforms, classes. Only lemonade, staying up late and sleeping in, tans and friends are all that matter now.  I want this summer to be one I'll always remember, so I made a Summer Bucket List. I've gotten a lot of people to do this with me, so feel free to make your own! Here's mine!
1. Get tan
2. Meet someone new
3. Stay up for 24 hours straight
4. Get super fit
5. Watch the sunrise and sunset
6. Spend a day watching movies
7. Go to a concert
8. Tie dye
9. Bonfire
10. Make my own lemonade
11. Say “yes” to everything for a day
12. Stargaze
13. Photo bomb
14. Get a henna or airbrush tattoo
15. Make a summer playlist 
16. Sleep under the stars
17. Go on a boat
18. Go to the zoo
19. Have a picnic at the beach
20.  Have my official ‘summer 2012 song’
21. Eat nothing but healthy food for a week
22. Melt crayons on a canvas
23. Finish my scrapbook
24. Catch fireflies
25. Road trip
26.chalk color my hair
27. Get my face panted
28. Carve my initials in a tree
29. Order desert first
30. Message in a bottle \balloon
31. Get Ice cream from a truck
32. Play paint twister
33. Finish writing my book
34. Get my ear pieced a second time
35. S’mores
36. Go vegetarian for a day
37. Make food at 3AM
38. Cover my entire driveway in chalk
39. Eat at Red Robin
40. Mani-Pedi
41. Learn to French braid
42. Make a home movie
43. Two day sleepover
44. Play juice pong (like
 beer pong but with apple juice!)
45. Get my temps
46. Finish my wreck this journal
47. Build a fort
48. Go to a BBQ
49. Dye my hair
50. Take at least 1,000 pictures
51. Get a job
52. No regrets :)

What's on your Summer Bucket List, friends? I'd love to see it!

Monday, June 25, 2012


You. Yes, you. I am writing this for you.

I know you are reading this. And I want you to know I am writing this for you. No one else will understand. No one else knows. They think that this is for them. But it’s not. I am writing this for you.

I want you to know, life…it’s hard. Every day can be a challenge. It can be a challenge to get up in the morning. To get yourself out of bed. To put on that smile. But I want you to know, that smile is what keeps me going some days. You need to remember, even through the tough times, you are amazing. You really are.
You should be happy. You are gorgeous.

I know that the weather might not be perfect. You might have to turn your back to the wind or feel the cold nipping at your nose. But you know what, at least you are there to feel it. At least you can enjoy the sun’s warm rays on your face. Or that cold February wind biting at your cheeks. You know what that means?
You are alive.

Everything will be okay.

You Are More

Okay. There is something that bothers me. A lot. You know what I’m talking about. I’ve done it. You’ve done it. You’ve heard others do it before, and you’ll hear them do it again, probably soon.

Girls, I’m talking to you.

Putting yourself down.

You realize that when you call yourself ugly, that you’re insulting the Creator of the universe, correct? He created you, he made you in his own image. You were made in Jesus Christ’s image; therefore, when you insult yourself, you’re insulting Him.

You’re saying that His design isn’t perfect. You’re telling Him that he made a mistake. And that’s not true, because God is perfection.

He doesn’t make mistakes. When He created you, He didn’t cringe. There was no “whoops,” or “I’ll do better next time.” He didn’t try to improve you, or make you better. When he saw you, he said “It was good.” He was pleased. He was happy with His creation.

He loves you. Every time He hears you utter a word of hate towards yourself, His heart breaks. He wants you to feel beautiful. He wants you to love yourself.

Please, stop putting yourself down.

Everyday, I hear girls talking about their insecurities, their faults, mistakes, things they hate about themselves. It's horrifying. They put themselves down and express how ugly they feel or how they feel like they’re not good enough. And I don't understand why.

If you’ve been having to battle with insecurities such as your weight or looks, disregard anything anyone has ever told you, and listen to me:

 You are flawless.

Always remember, loves, You are alive. You're breathing, and you're safe and you're healthy.. That's more than a lot of people can say. People care about you. Your parents, your friends, me. It may not seem like it now, but it's true.

 If you’re someone that’s had to go through some tough times, and have turned to such actions such as this, let me just say:

 You’re worth so much more.

Because each and every one of you is precious. Yes. Precious. Precious to your family, your friends, to me. If you are insecure about your anything, please, please understand that who you are as a person shines right through whatever insecurity you have. Believe me. And if there’s an idiot in the world that can’t see it, let it go. They don't deserve to see your inner beauty.

If you ever want to talk, I’m here for you. My email is nellawafer18@yahoo.com, my twitter is @nellasourausrex, and my tumblr is http://go-on-and-escape.tumblr.com/ .

Feel free to send me messages, I’m more than willing to listen. I’m here for you.

And remember: You’re beautiful.

Love, Nell <3

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Day 30 – a dream for the future

                My life goal, the one thing in life that I hope to achieve by the time I die, is to have gone to every country in the world at least once. There’s 196 of them, and I know it’s a lofty goal, but I’m confident in the direction of my dreams.

                Wanderlust: noun; an irresistible desire to travel to understand one's own existence.

I’ve got wanderlust to the max, and I can’t wait to go out and see the world. I say I’m a small town girl, since I’m from Ohio (let’s be honest, anyone form Ohio is considered a small town girl to anyone outside of Ohio), but I’m really not. The city I’m from isn’t all that small. So on one hand, I feel as though I’ve seen all there is to see in Ohio, but on the other hand…. I just blend in. I’m not noticed.

I know, traveling isn’t going to get me noticed. But it’s going to make me feel like I’m actually doing something worthwhile with my life, instead of sitting around on a computer all day. Maybe I can’t change the world, but I can change me. And changing me can indirectly change the world, right?

I want to have an exciting life. I don’t want to sit around while life goes on around me. I don’t want to exist, I want to live!

                “Why tell your grandkids you worked 9-5, five days a week for 40 years and quietly sat in traffic jams while people went to war, suffered disease and shot their own classmates? Tell them you refused to live in fear. Tell them you crossed the Amazon, saw the Lost Cities of Gold and met your soul mate in Casablanca. Travel to the ends of the earth. Go now and live adventures that will make your grandkids proud.”

Hopeful Me

Day 29 – hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days

For the summer, I currently have a Summer Bucket List, that I hope to complete.
This time next year, I hope to have passed junior year like I did sophomore year (Just got my report card yesterday, and it’s safe to say I’m very happy with myself!)
I hope to be applying to colleges, and have a job (Speaking of which, I have an interview tomorrow. Wish me luck!)
I hope to have made new friends and be happy with my life.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

"Remember, you treat a girl like a person, then a princess, then a Greek goddess, then a person again." -Shawn Spencer