Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Five Truths


I hope everyone's week is getting along nicely! The fact that it is March 26th and the temperature has been in the 40's is slightly disturbing to me, but I am praying warm weather is right around the corner. My former co-worker and friend, Natalia, tagged me after she shared her Five Truths today, so I wanted to graciously accept the challenge.

Truth One // Money seriously stresses me out. Ever since getting married, I feel like money is discussed every other day as we rely on two incomes to make sure bills are paid on time and we don't get into an overwhelming amount of debt. Regardless, I despise talking about finances and I hate seeing my husband stressed over money so I avoid the topic like the plague. Recently, I was encouraged by two different people to take a more active role in our finances, like being more aware of what we make and where we spend. I now have a goal to actually enjoy saving and not make the hubby feel pressured to take me out to eat when money is tight.

Truth Two // I used to hate my name and my hair. Now before you unsubscribe from my blog, let me explain. Growing up surrounding by friends with pretty blonde hair and simple (i.e., easy to pronounce) names like "Emma" I was quickly envious! I think the media had something to do with it as well...but it took time to appreciate my unique identity and look (and I refuse to refer to myself as a ginger). I eventually won "Best Hair" as a senior superlative and even though people still mispronounce my name, I love knowing the fact that I have never met another Marilisa!

Truth Three // I knew my husband was "the one" after dating for less than 3 months. It helped that I had known Taylor since I was 11, but I also believe God wanted me to feel secure in finding my soul mate, even at the young age of 19. We were on a trip to Jacksonville, FL with our campus ministry and went on a run on the beach (so cliche I know!). While running on the deserted coast, it felt like we were the only people on Earth and my heart was perfectly content if that had been true. I felt free, girly, and totally in love with the man running beside me. Truth be told, he still makes me feel that way and we've been together for almost 5 years.

Truth Four // I go to the thrift store once a week. Since changing jobs I have a little more time on my hands than I used to, and I love hitting up my local Goodwill on Tuesdays (Senior Discount Day = peace and quiet). I usually sift through the clothing first with hopes of finding some name-brand tops, then venture over to shoes for anything vintage (in a size 6.5 please). I love finding unique pieces for the house too, especially vases or frames for less than $5. Today I scored a cool cookbook for one of my best friends!

Truth Five // I am not a morning person at all. I had no idea how much of a non-morning person I was until getting married. I'm talking "don't touch me," "turn off the light," "leave me alone," kind of non-morning person. Taylor jokes that I am not a Christian when I wake up...which might actually be true. I love taking my time with a cup of coffee in bed, reading my Bible or a marriage book, and slowly working my way towards getting ready for the day. This is proof I can never have a job in a coffee shop.

Like Natalia said, that wasn't too painful! And I hope you feel like you know me a little better now :)

Alexandra, Candice, Brittany, Lauren and Gayle - your turn to spill it!

xoxo

// Photo via wit + delight //

7 comments:

  1. Ummm hello...one of my truths is also that I am a thriftaholic...we should go shopping :)...oh and I knew Mike was the one within 3 months too...xoxo Brianne

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    1. Brianne I would love to take a thrift trip with you! You name the date and time and I'm there :)

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  2. These are great! Maybe I'll do this too on my blog. And I can sooo relate to not being a morning person. It isn't easy when I'm responsible for getting three children up, fed and off to school.

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    1. Yes you definitely should! I can't even imagine what it will be like when my morning schedule is dependent upon children...I'm hoping God will grant me extra doses of the Holy Spirit by then...

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  3. I love this!! You're truths are adorable. Can't wait to post on it too:)

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    1. Yay can't wait for yours, Alexandra!

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  4. Love this! Such fun to accept the challenge - here are mine: https://masonjarmoments.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/fivetruths/

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