Tuesday, May 26, 2015

My Favorite Blog Posts

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I've gotten scarily off track with this 'blog everyday in May' thing. I think I've hit about 4? But we'll disregard that and pick up where we left off. Today's prompt is "Link up your favorite posts you've written", so I'm going to sort of summarize them and link them below. Because it's been almost 2 years since I started Sarah Smile, I've amassed quite the little collection of posts, on everything from 50 Shades of Grey to What to Pack for College, but I've narrowed it down quite well I think. My favorites are the posts I was scared to publish but felt very proud of. Posts where I stood up for something I believe in, even when it was awkward or not so mainstream, so without further adieu, here's a little catch-up!
 
Relationships and Faith | 4/23/15
 This was my second post on relationships in about a week's time, so I actually ended up deleting the first post, because I liked this one better. I was trying to figure out how I felt about a lot of things, and writing about it helped a lot, but I think, especially for twenty somethings, relationships are going to constantly be a struggle, and I'm glad I have this post to look back on to set me straight. 
 
My Thoughts on 50 Shades of Grey | 2/13/15
This post was really only the second time I talked about my faith and how it effects my daily life on Sarah Smile. It wasn't the most popular opinion at the time, but I still feel the same about it, and I'm glad that I felt brave enough to say it.

My Truth About What It's Like When Someone You Love Dies |11/3/14
This was was rough. I was sitting in my room in England feeling pissed off, guilty for feeling that way, and annoyed that I felt guilty, and also ugly crying because of all the feels. I'm making light of it because I'm awkward about feelings, but it really is one of my most vulnerable posts. I talk about my sisters a lot, but I'm never truly honest about that time in my life or how long it's taken me to readjust, especially with my family, so this was a hard one to publish, but it needed to be done, and it actually encouraged some good talks, so all's well that ends well I guess.

Stop Calling Hillary Clinton a Bitch | 7/31/14  
Sexism is not something I take lightly. Like, I will joke about pretty much anything else, but sexism pushes me over the edge and I can rant and rave about it until I'm blue in the face. I started with one thing to say about sexism in the 2008 campaign and I ended up angrily watching Carl's Jr commercials. CAUSE REALLY THEY HAVE NO POINT.
 
Lessons The Fault in Our Stars Taught Me | 5/21/14
I read the book and watched the movie like everyone else, but I felt like I got a little something different from them because of my unique experiences. Basically, this post is about those.
 
The Struggle is Real | 5/7/14
That time I talked about my feelings and felt hella awkward about it. 
 
Letter to My 16 Year Old Self  | 2/19/14
 High school is rough. It was not my favorite time in my life so far. Here are some of the things I wish I would've known.
 
Sex, Religion, and Politics |12/19/13
Posting this one was a bit of an accident. I got really wound up about something I don't even remember now and just 'angry typed' for about an hour. I then posted it without really thinking about it and I'm actually glad I did. I don't talk about sex, like ever, with people outside of my friend group, but I think it was important for me to not only talk through what I believed and why, but share it with everyone else. Not many people are open about their views, especially when it relates to their faith, and I don't want to be like that. I want to be a good example for my sister, and my friends, and her friends, and all of you who read this space, and that means being an honest, open book.
 
That Weird Thing Called Grief |11/19/13
I wrote this after my grandfather died and it's really the first time I ever talked about my struggles with grief, and feelings, and my sister on Sarah Smile. 
 
White Jeans and Jesus | 4/28/16
  Y'all, I love this post. It makes me so happy because i get to talk about two of my favorite things: my faith and Myles. If you need a pick me up or just need some lovin', this one's for you. 

That's it for my favorites! It was SO fun getting to look back and read over some pretty old posts, and I hope you enjoyed them the second time around!
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