The Materialistic Maiden

Where I sip coffee and judge everyone.

Month: November, 2013

I am thankful for so many things today. Ultimately, I am thankful that I can serve God and that he has granted me life…time and time again. 

Happy Thanksgiving, my American friends. Happy Hanukkah to my Jewish friends. May God bless you all. 

“I hope she’ll be a fool-that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool”-The Great Gatsby

And more than ever am I fool. 

Catching Up With Life

Today I saw a very good friend of mine. She is the type of friend that I can not see for ages and ages, however when we reconnect it is as if no time elapsed between our last meetings. She is a truly blessed young woman and I am honored to be her friend. Our conversations are amazing and she is incredibly encouraging. Thank you, Megan. 

This morning I began reading Proverbs, and let me tell you, it is not quite the book of the Bible I prefer to read, however I feel that it contains good reminders for life that one should follow. Megan and I joked, however, that despite what the proverbs are telling the reader, we promise we are not going to succumb unto adulteresses or adultery, for that matter…Needless to say, I think I am ready to finish this lovely book of the Bible and move onto another…lovelier book of the Bible. 

That being said, I have been trying to grow in my faith once more. I need to trust in God that He will find me the right man, whether it be Kevin (my recent breakup), the one who caught my eye mentioned in past posts, or whomever. I need to trust that God has a perfect plan for me. I have tried, but I need to put more faith and trust into that. I please ask for strength from you all, if you are willing, to help keep me on this path. 

“Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you”-Psalm 9:10

And as for myself…

And as for myself….

Rarely do I share others’ posts. However this touched me in deep ways that I cannot fathom or begin to explain.

Allow Me To Tell You A Little Bit About Myself

I have strained to be as anonymous as possible. However, I feel that I am at a point with this blog where I may present to you all some tidbits about myself…If you are interested to read on, please do. If not, then another mundane blogpost will be posted in a few days. 

I am a romantic at heart. Couldn’t you tell? Was it too blatantly obvious? 

I enjoy handwriting letters and receiving them. They seem so much more personable than text messages or even phone callers, which then are better than text messages, although I do argue that text messages are nice because they preserve word, whereas phone calls do not. I digress. Handwritten letters are considerably more thoughtful and I wish to write these with my future soulmate. (By the way, as I believe you are out there, and if you believe I am yours, please come find me. I am waiting oh-so patiently yet eagerly.) What I adore with handwritten letters is the plethora of stationary available. I also love putting little flowers in letters. They’re romantic, okay.

I admire Jane Austen. (I am loosely, loosely related to her, by the way.) I wish to live in the world of Pride and Prejudice or Northanger Abbey. I want to find my Mr. Darcy. My Henry Tilney. 

If not for modern conveniences and technology, I would loathe this time period for I have always felt I was born in the wrong century. Can you guess which century I would have preferred to live in?

If I had the chance, I would have been a romantic interest of Edgar Allan Poe. Without question, I would have been a romantic interest of his, if even for a summer. I can be quite charming at times, not to toot my own horn. Quite witty too. You would have to speak with me in deep conversation to see both my charming and witty sides. I am pretentious as well (apparently). 

I long for luxurious things. I find luxury in what I have, however I yearn for my own home; to decorate, to fill love in. I mostly want a house just for the Halloween and Christmas seasons, because I adore decorating for those seasons. That’s it. Also throw in a parlor where I can go to to be alone and read or watch Pride and Prejudice. That’d be nice. And a silk or fleece blanket. Now we’re talking. 

As much as I adore romance movies and novels, not to mention classic literature in general, I adore horror and the things that go “bump-in-the-night.” I LOVE scary things; ghosts, vampires, you name it. I believe I have had one ghost encounter, however I am unsure. As of right now I still remain a skeptic, but I desperately want to believe in ghosts. I feel as if ghosts are mocking me, because I yearn to see them so badly, they all hide. Rude. 

Speaking of such, I adore post-mortem photography and have begun my own personal collection of said photos. I also adore walking around in graveyards. If I could, I would love to go to one of those “lolita” “anime” “goth” tea parties and dress up in Victorian garb. Just for an afternoon though, I have to return to normal life sometime. 

Finally, I am very religious. I am Eastern Orthodox and firmly believe in the Son, the God, and the Holy Spirit, and that God is my savior. Through Him, I can do all things. My favorite Bible verse is Psalms 119:105-“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” 

I hope this has given a glimpse into my personal life, however not too much of a glimpse. I still want to maintain a bit of anonymity. Congratulations if you made it through without rolling your eyes at how cliché I sound. There are only so many traits humans can have that make them unique. (Did I mention French is my second language?) 

Today Has Been Blissful

I delight in everything that has happened today. I am currently watching Pride and Prejudice once again (I’d watched it only a couple hours ago and restarted the film because it is my favorite), began reading and am deep into The Great Gatsby; finished Wear More Cashmere (which, if reminded I may do a book review over this book); have completed the book of Psalms and am pressing on into Proverbs tonight; have had lovely conversations with those I have been texting; and have been eating a lot more than as of a few days ago. I am taking delight in the small things in life, and I find my Faith, good books, Pride and Prejudice, and friends to be those delights. 

I have also been indulging in the two cups of Jasmine and Green tea I have had. I have transitioned from coffee to tea as of late. I am not keeping up with my blog’s description logo. I may have to change it. Oh my. What is life. 

I could not help but chuckle while reading Wear More Cashmere. The 82nd tip is to indulge in a collection that you can tell your friends about. And I was imagining sitting at a formal dining table, eating a fancy dinner and having this discussion,

Hostess-So what do you collect?

Me-…Post-Mortem photographs…

That’s sure to spark up a grandeur conversation, don’t you think? 

Can you keep a secret?

Emily Dickinson’s portrait gives me the heebie-jeebies every time I look at it. 

(But she wrote some pretty nice poetry, so it’s all good.) 

How I Met Your Mother and Pampering

What a title, my goodness!

To mend this broken heart of mine, I have been trying to keep busy and distracted. This has been difficult, I’m not going to lie. I won’t go into details, the…seemingly endless nights full of tears and heartbreak…no, no I will not delve into that. Instead, we are moving on to discuss a show, a book, and some other tidbits that have been on my mind tonight.

How I Met Your Mother has been a savior for me these past couple weeks. I am on season four, episode 10 (watching it as we “speak”) and it brings me joy. I am thinking Friends next, and then Sex in the City, although I have seen multiple episodes from that show already. There have been episodes of Say Yes to the Dress in between, I admit. Those TLC shows are my guilty pleasure…and oh how I adore them….But back to How I Met Your Mother. Neil Patrick Harris will never cease to make me happy. God bless that man. 

On to my book. I have just started a book I’d purchased back in the summer called Wear More Cashmere: 151 Luxurious Ways to Pamper Your Inner Princess by Jennifer Sander. Although her writing is a bit redundant, and some tips tie in too closely with one another, making the tips redundant as well, I really enjoy the book! The text within the book is pink and delicately formatted, adding to the girlish theme. It’s a happy read for those feeling down and contains some pretty nice tips that one usually needs to be reminded of, not to mention a couple food recipes-who doesn’t love free food recipes. Anyway, if you happen to stumble upon this book, I recommend picking it up or purchasing it. It will be on my shelf for many years to come, I can confidently say. 

Speaking of reading, a goal of mine is to finally, FINALLY read The Great Gatsby. I have been so overwhelmed with course work that I haven’t had the time of day to read, well, anything really, besides required material and my Bible. (I have started to make a habit of reading my Bible every morning right when I get up, and every evening right before bed. I feel calm and happy afterwards, it’s a good habit for me.) That being said, I have the entire next week off for Thanksgiving Break, and then a LOT of things happening the week after break. Will this never end?

I hate college. 

Opportunities Are Coming My Way, and Lawdy Am I Ecstatic

I have been requested to apply for a position at my university library’s Special Collections department, by the head of the department themselves. 

Already filled out and sent in. Please wish me luck that I receive an interview. 

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