Melissa: Uncovered Truth

03 January 2015


Happy New Year everyone!  As I was reflecting on 2014, I concluded that it was the year of  discovery.  I discovered church again, I discovered the value of honesty, I discovered love and pain, I discovered friendship and most of all, I discovered myself.  Every day was a lesson for me and as time flew by, I put those lessons to good use.  Now I'm entering 2015 with an abundant amount of love, peace, life focus, and drive.  My biggest fear was losing important people in my life, it literally would break my heart.  As a result of this, it made me cold and I built a wall as enormous as China's that blocked every single person I met along the way out of my life.  I was really good at hiding and ironically, this sounds funny, it wasn't until my dog passed away this last June that I realized I couldn't conquer every emotion by myself-I needed people so therefore I had to stop hiding.  It's hard for a person like me to show every one my true personality.  I'm a Gemini, so it's always either a hit or miss with people.  However regardless of this zodiac trait, I began to try and the word 'began' is a lot for me because letting people in my life has been my biggest struggle.  I used to believe in "why let people into my life when all they'll do is leave me in the end", but now I'm all for it!  Just because important friends and family I loved during my 24 years of existence aren't with me anymore doesn't mean I have to be bitter and closed off.  So in efforts of uncovering myself, I present to you all 10 things you might not know about me.

xo..Melissa Victoria

1.  I have hyper mobility syndrome!  That basically means my body is overly flexible and it's kind of neat lol.

2. In High School, I was a cheerleader and around this time 8 years ago, I performed at the London New Year parade in front of thousands of people! Being a UCA All Star has been one of my proudest moments and that experience has remained one of my top best of my life.

3. My favorite musical album is Blink 182's 'The Tom, Mark and Travis Show'.  Blink 182 was the first rock based band I remember listening to when I was like 6 or 7 so I grew up LOVINNNNG them to pieces.  I've never owned this album and I'm not sure why so I think I need to make that happen this year!

4. I enjoy watching sports!  I look forward to Fall because of football season and Spring to enjoy baseball/soccer.  Favorite teams are the Green Bay Packers, LA Galaxy, and Angels.  I think I'll try to get into Hockey this year since I have the Ducks right across the street from Angels Stadium.

5. I've always had more guy friends than girls!  Unfortunately, I never really had that one girlfriend that's like my BEST FRIEND FOREVER and more so my best friend for now (I know it's so sad how closed off I've been to girls).  Instead, I was blessed with a bunch of guy friends that I owe a lot to.  The life lessons I've taken from these people couldn't have been learned elsewhere so I'm content with this.  Who knows, maybe this year when I work on not being so closed off I can actually let more females into my life!

6. I'm a concert junkie!  I love listening to live music, it's one of my absolute favorite things to do!  This last year I was so lucky to have watched some of my favorites, Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Fleetwood Mac and Morrissey.

7. Speaking of Morrissey, he is the love of my musical life.  It sounds weird but his music speaks so much truth to me and solves a lot of my problems.  One of my best friends had an extra ticket to his concert back in May and I was able to watch him in my home town, which was just so amazing.  Favorite songs between him and The Smiths include Speedway, The Boy With The Thorn In His Side, Asleep, I Know It's Over-the list goes on.

8. I'm currently in grad school! It was a goal that I didn't think I would accomplish yet but it happened and so far I'm enjoying it!  I discovered what I was meant to professionally do and although in the end, it was a no brainer, I'm glad I figured this out.  I was feeling so chained down to my unhappy work life and now that I've cultivated my personal tunnel vision, I'm excited to make strides towards my ultimate goal of becoming the Director of Communications for an educationally based organization that works with the youth living in urban neighborhoods.

9. I don't read much lol.  This is a weird truth but I wish I read more so I'm going to try to incorporate books into my night time routine.  Any books you guys want to recommend?!  Pass 'em my way!

10. My life goal is to be economically stable.  This aspiration was born when I stepped foot into the walk in closet of a bachelorette pad my mom used to clean.  Designer shoes, bags, clothes..everything!  This woman had her own and the words my mom told me that day have been engraved into my brain ever since.  She said, "Pay attention, let this serve as an example of where hard work can lead you. Create goals, accomplish them and then you can independently enjoy this life."  It's not about being materialistic or having a high end closet.  To me, it's about being so stable where anything that comes my way won't worry me.  If I want to get married one day, I can do so because I can afford the type of wedding I want.  If I want to donate to a charity, I can give as much as I want because I can.  If my parents need something, opening up my checkbook won't be an issue. The sexiest thing a woman can have is her own back and that's exactly what my goal is.  Let me also end this note on the fact that it's never too late to improve oneself.  Set backs are only set backs if you continue to run the same cycle, so you know what?  Get up and do something every day to chase after the life you want.

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