9.25.2012

I believe ... {circa 1999}

So I’m a little late. Like 250+ bloggers late.
I'm just trying to “go with the flow” like my amazing friend Erin. And speaking of Erin, I'm linking up with her today to tell you what I believe in.

But I'm cheating.

Remember how I told you yesterday that I spent some time going through some of my old crap? Well, some of it wasn’t exactly crap. Some of it kind of made me stop. And think. And feel. Feel! I personally think it’s awesome to look back at old stuff. Old pictures, old writings, old buttons with your picture plastered on them.
It’s fun.

So guess what else I found? I found an “I believe” writing of mine from 1999.

So, instead of writing about what I believe in right at this very moment ...
I thought I’d share with you what I believed in almost 13 years ago.

Ok, here goes ...
I believe that life is a whole different picture when you smile.
I believe that love and relationships should wait until you’re done “being a kid”, and that friends make the world go round.
I believe that being close to your family makes you a better person.
I believe that siblings can be your best friends, and that having trust in your kids is what makes them obey.
I believe that high school is the best time of your life. I believe that middle school is the worst. I believe that you live for each new day and each new experience. I believe that your problems lessen when you pray and that everyone is equal.

I believe that people can be cruel. I believe what goes around comes around. I believe that reading makes you smarter and that drugs make you dumber.

I believe that everyone has a chance to be someone.
I believe that beauty shows nothing, and that actions show everything.
I believe some things are better left unsaid.
I believe that you should make an effort to talk to everyone.
I believe that cameras are the world’s best invention, and that “thank you” are two very important words.

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So there you have it.
What Tiff believed in 13 years ago.
And you want to know what I believe in now? Right at this very moment?
I believe in Colorado.
I believe in vacations.
I believe in leaving for Colorado for a nice little vacation right … about …
now.

Be prepared to be spammed with pictures of mountains and streams and gorgeous aspens. And if you truly do like these things ... follow along on Instagram or Twitter. It'll be fun.

Happy Friday!
Or something like that. ;)

50 comments:

  1. Tiff this is so cute!! And so mature for 1999! I'm very impressed at how much insight you had back then. And I always said the same thing about relationships...high school relationships are generally pretty dumb.

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  2. That's great! I love going through old things!

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  3. Love it :) I found some old journals of mine from about 8 years ago - too funny seeing it now.

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  4. Wow, how great to find thoughts from your younger self....I'll bet that you still believe most of that :)
    Enjoy your holiday!

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  5. that is awesome that you found that! and I love it! impressed that you wrote about all things that are still true!!

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  6. That was pretty cool. I really like the you from 13 years ago. She has a pretty good head on her shoulders. ;) Have a fabulous time in Colorado darling ;) {if you didn't read it with a heavy snooty accent, read it again} xoxo

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  7. You were pretty smart 13 years ago! Have a happy vaycay :)

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  8. You had some freaking great insight in 1999! Enjoy Colorado! I'll be here...in Pittsburgh...jealous beyond belief :)

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  9. Beautiful post! I believe in all of it! Have a ball in Colorado :)

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  10. What a wonderful post!!!
    This really is a cool find!
    Maybe your younger self unconsciencelessly knew youd need some blog content one day! ;)

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  11. ** because I confidently believe this blog content continuum is why the 90's existed.

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  12. This is simply beautiful, i truely believe it is. :) <3

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  13. That is awesome! I love digging through 'old crap' and seeing what I had to say back then.... and let me say, most of my stuff did NOT sound as intelligent as yours ;)

    Enjoy your vacation!!!

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  14. That was cute, and very insightful even for 13 years ago :) Enjoy the vaca!

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  15. love this!!

    i love your wedding pictures. happiness just radiates in every.single.one of them!!

    enjoy Colorado!!

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  16. Such a cute post! I love oldie photos, they tell such a story!!

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  17. Oh I'm so stealing this idea! I love it :) Also, you are stunning.

    I want to go to Colorado so bad! I hope you have a great time!

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  18. if only 13 years ago you knew how much fun college would be! :) enjoy colorado - i'm sure it's beautiful this time of year. xo
    finer feelings

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  19. You were one smart cookie for 13 years ago! Those are all the things I believe in today. love it

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  20. You go on more vacations then Paris Hilton.

    I love your beliefs circa a decade & a half ago.

    But mostly I believe in you.

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  21. I love this! I am super jealous of your Colorado trip! Have fun! I look forward to seeing what you do while you're there via instagram~!

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  22. I love your beliefs and am very jealous of your Colorado trip! Enjoy every second! Can't wait to see the pictures!

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  23. Love it!!! Were some of your beliefs the same as when you were 13? =)

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  24. I love that you did this years ago! I still believe all the things you believed 13 years ago. How wise you are and were.

    Have the best time on vacay ... I'll be stalking your Instagram!

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  25. Have the best time in Colorado! I'm jealous, says the girl who just came home from the beach. And the I wanna be a rockstar shirt? Love it.

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  26. That is awesome that you still have your 'I Believe' list from '99! Have fun in Colorado!

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  27. You were so wise at such a young age. I'm all for Colorado vacations ;)

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  28. This world needs more people like you in it. Period. :) You are a breath of fresh air, Miss Tiff. I hope you enjoy Colorado. I'm born and raised in this beautiful state and currently live in Denver. Enjoy and feel free to swing by my place for a visit! Actually, never mind... my place is way less clean than yours! ;) Have fun!

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  29. How are you a real person!? Who writes like that at ANY age?! That was amazing! You are a special lady... enjoy your vacation! :)

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  30. I love your beliefs - even if they were from 13 years ago, I think they are still relevant now! And happy vacationing!!!

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  31. oh em gee, this is awesome. you were one intelligent slash confident even-younger person. love it.

    ..and have an amazing time tiff!!

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  32. I need to do an I Believe post! Loved yours
    Enjoy Colorado- I'm excited for all the pics your gonna post!

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  33. Those beliefs are all pretty wonderful. I cringe to imagine the things I wrote even a few years ago! Have a wonderful holiday :)

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  34. yes, i could go to colorado.
    enjoy!
    1999 = my high school graduation.
    i believed in all kinds of things.
    like, the toothfairy, santa clause, bloody mary, wishing on stars...
    bahahaha!
    no, but really.
    it's nice to have something to believe in.

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  35. I believe...hands down... this may be the best post I have ever read! :)

    oliviamoone.blogspot.com

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  36. Have fun!!! Where in Colorado are you going? That's like my favorite place everrrr.

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  37. Have fun just a couple of hours away from ME!!!!!! Enjoy the solitude, the quiet, and oh yeah, the snow that's falling on the mountains, right this VERY MOMENT. It's happening, for real.

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  38. Ah...we are just doing these in class right now. How funny is that? My favorite assignment! (And my students don't even complain about writing them!) I think you wrote this in fall of 1998.

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  39. Love your list! AND...welcome to Colorado!! I know you guys will have a total blast here. It's beautiful this time of year...can't wait to see your pics :)

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  40. love this! enjoy the time you have in CO. cant wait for the pictures!
    anticipationblog.blogspot.com

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  41. I believe that what you believe is worth believing, I believe.

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  42. supercool blog girlie! wanna follow each other? xx

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  43. Believe is a strong word. One I have went to many times. It's the tattoo that will reside on my wrist so I never forget to "believe"

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  44. That is seriously the best post ever!!
    ♥ Kyna

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  45. This is the best!! How fun to find something like that!! I love it!

    Just found your cute blog! I am your newest follower, would love for you to stop by and follow along if you'd like :)

    sjdmiller.blogspot.com

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  46. SO awesome Tiff! Love looking thru old things as well. Enjoy your vacay! XOXOXO

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  47. Nice pics.^^
    Maybe follow each other on BLOGLOVIN and GFC????
    My Blog

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  48. I like what you wrote in 1999 - it makes a lot of sense, especially the part about cameras! :)

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  49. I love that you believe cameras are worlds best inventions - as I do too! Your Colorado photos are beautiful - would love to visit the state again!

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