Daily Kalmia

I'm Shady Oaks, AKA Kalmia. This is my photo a day blog for 2012.
Holy shit. It’s already the end of 2012. 
So, here’s some things I’ve learned this year:
*Just because someone’s your first love doesn’t mean they’ll be your last. No matter how bad you want it to be true.
*I don’t miss my Bettie bangs as much as I thought I would. I miss them a bit though.
*You really can just pack up and go! I highly recommend going for that if you’re not happy where you are, geographically and personally. I promise, you can do it. 
*The people who really love you will always have your back. Always. Even if it puts a strain on them, they will do whatever they can to help you. (Greg and Sam, you taught me this! I love you two dearly!)
*Money is important, but it’s seriously not as important as they always try to convince you it is.  Try not to stress about it too much.
and finally? I learned that I am so much more capable than I ever imagined. 
I hope your 2013 is fantastic, be safe and happy new year, everyone.
-Love,
Lauren

Holy shit. It’s already the end of 2012. 

So, here’s some things I’ve learned this year:

*Just because someone’s your first love doesn’t mean they’ll be your last. No matter how bad you want it to be true.

*I don’t miss my Bettie bangs as much as I thought I would. I miss them a bit though.

*You really can just pack up and go! I highly recommend going for that if you’re not happy where you are, geographically and personally. I promise, you can do it. 

*The people who really love you will always have your back. Always. Even if it puts a strain on them, they will do whatever they can to help you. (Greg and Sam, you taught me this! I love you two dearly!)

*Money is important, but it’s seriously not as important as they always try to convince you it is.  Try not to stress about it too much.

and finally? I learned that I am so much more capable than I ever imagined. 

I hope your 2013 is fantastic, be safe and happy new year, everyone.

-Love,

Lauren

There’s only two days left in 2012. 
It’s been an interesting year for me.

There’s only two days left in 2012. 

It’s been an interesting year for me.

Well, looks like the doctor saved us from the world ending on Christmas. Again. This picture is from my boyfriend’s ipad so that’s why it’s different from the rest… (via TumbleOn)

Well, looks like the doctor saved us from the world ending on Christmas. Again. This picture is from my boyfriend’s ipad so that’s why it’s different from the rest… (via TumbleOn)

Getting on a plane to Oregon in a few hours! ack! I hate flying but it should be alright. 
Wish I still had a klonopin…

Getting on a plane to Oregon in a few hours! ack! I hate flying but it should be alright. 

Wish I still had a klonopin…

I can’t believe the year is almost over already. 

I can’t believe the year is almost over already. 

almost ready for work, just need lipstick…
Sam’s mother took a great panoramic photo from Montrose Harbor for me and sent a nice print, so it’s on the wall behind me now. 
I miss Chicago today.

almost ready for work, just need lipstick…

Sam’s mother took a great panoramic photo from Montrose Harbor for me and sent a nice print, so it’s on the wall behind me now. 

I miss Chicago today.

Ignore my hair, I hadn’t showered yet…
but I got my doll joint stockings in the mail yesterday! they’re really, really cool looking.
and I’m wearing my cozy new robe that Ryan got for me…I’ve needed a robe for a stupid long time now. 

Ignore my hair, I hadn’t showered yet…

but I got my doll joint stockings in the mail yesterday! they’re really, really cool looking.

and I’m wearing my cozy new robe that Ryan got for me…I’ve needed a robe for a stupid long time now. 

Doing my best to participate in International Lolita Day while wearing BP. Luckily, my grey fanny skirt paired with some Bodyline items makes a great classic look. 
Got my antidepressants a few days ago; I feel so much better already. I’m also getting over a shitty cold; I had a fever, nearly passed out twice and one of my lymph nodes swelled up in my neck. It’s still swollen but I feel fine otherwise now. 
I’ll be spending Christmas in Oregon with my boyfriend’s family; apparently the place up there is beautiful. Inbetween the ocean and a forest preserve, with an indoor pool and hot tub and shit like that…it’s gonna be nice.

Doing my best to participate in International Lolita Day while wearing BP. Luckily, my grey fanny skirt paired with some Bodyline items makes a great classic look. 

Got my antidepressants a few days ago; I feel so much better already. I’m also getting over a shitty cold; I had a fever, nearly passed out twice and one of my lymph nodes swelled up in my neck. It’s still swollen but I feel fine otherwise now. 

I’ll be spending Christmas in Oregon with my boyfriend’s family; apparently the place up there is beautiful. Inbetween the ocean and a forest preserve, with an indoor pool and hot tub and shit like that…it’s gonna be nice.

I’M AN ANIME

I’M AN ANIME

decided on a whim to wear false eyelashes today! I’ve never worn any before. How’d I do?

decided on a whim to wear false eyelashes today! I’ve never worn any before. How’d I do?