Alex, A Little Closer. (22)

Hi, I’m Alex. I’m twenty two years old and I feel like life is passing me by.

My sense of style is a pair of black skinny jeans, a graphic tee, and a backwards hat. Not much has changed since I was sixteen.

I lost my mom in March and it changed me forever. It took me losing her to finally fucking realize that I’m not infallible.

My favorite color is purple and I get excited when I see lilacs.

I love whiskey.

I’ve grown to really like wine but it turns me into a flirtatious little thing.

I don’t remember the last time I laughed until it hurt.

My favorite things about myself are still my tattoos, sense of humor, and my eyelashes. Girls go crazy for all three.

I lost 100 pounds over the last two years. Now I finally feel worthy enough to take up space. I wish that weren’t the case and I am so sad for the woman I was that didn’t believe she was beautiful.

My guitar is quite possibly the only thing keeping me sane. Oh, and coffee.

I believe in second chances, self care, and aliens.

My favorite things are country music, hand veins, and candles— in no particular order.

I hate stains on white t-shirts, the Yankees, and parallel parking— in that order.

In a desperate attempt to find out who I am I started drinking kombucha, wearing earrings, and buying self help books. If I ever find out I’m more than a fool, I’ll let you know.

I believe in a woman’s right to abortion if she so chooses.

After twenty two years on this earth, I still can’t ride a bike.

I cannot [should not] dance for the life of me, but you bet your sweet ass I’ll do the Macarena in front of the whole club after a couple shots of tequila.

Someone told me the other day that I light up a room. I cried in my car after that.

I love eating curly fries at the beach and watching the sun set.

Sometimes I find myself praying to a god I’m not so sure I believe in.

I love living in the Pacific Northwest but I hate the Seattle Seahawks.

This world ain’t meant for showing mercy and it’ll bring you to your knees. But it can be beautiful if you just look for a reason.

I’m Alex. I’ve still got a lot to learn, and this is twenty two.

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