The Last Time

Just when you think you’ve figured everything out. Boom! Reality hits. I’ve struggled (and still struggle) with accepting my weaknesses and flaws. I’ve tried covering them up, pushing them to the side, and even attacking them head on. What I’ve failed to do is look them dead in the eye and say, “Okay, so you’re what’s been causing this, lets chat.” Maybe its silly to think of your weaknesses as living things, maybe not. I like to think of mine that way, because they are a part of me and they follow me wherever I go. Instead of trying to cover up or push aside the things that make you weak, why not look them in the mirror and accept them. That’s YOU! Whether you like it or not your personality will stick with you for the rest of your life. Until you are willing to become aware of your flaws and imperfections, you’ll never be able to get beyond that into fixing them.

Just my little motivational fix for the day. (There is no structure to this post. I apologize.)

So its Tuesday, not just any Tuesday though, the last Tuesday I’ll ever experience as an undergraduate student. Weird. I’m sure you’re all probably tired of hearing it but I think it’s literally INSANE that I’ve made it this far.

In fact, what I should be doing right now is working on my final projects, but I’m not. One flaw I’ve come to accept, but try and fix, is that I am a successful procrastinator. I have ample amounts of time to get assignments done with close to no stress, but I’d rather wait until the night before to hate my life and then feel like a champ when I grab an A. I guess its my own little kind of adrenaline rush in a super weird and dorky way.

So yesterday, I was planning on posting but obviously that didn’t happen. I apologize for the huge letdown. Instead I was busy doing the Brazilian butt lift with my girl Adrienne. Yeah. We were getting down in her living room trying to sculpt the perfect booty. It was great and hard and I’m definitely feeling it today. Adrienne and I work together and have discovered we have a lot in common, but one thing in particular we both LOVE BRAZIL! Like I mentioned in my first post, I get excited about new things super easy. As of yesterday I started researching the possibilities of working in Sao Paulo and how I have sworn to learn Portuguese by the end of summer. We’re planning a trip to go in October for a month. Maybe I won’t come back. Who knows right? Right!?

I adore Brazil. Its fantastic and full of culture and beautiful places and people to see! My family there is crazy and big and I love them SO SO very much.

I’ll leave you with some pictures. Have a great Tuesday!

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Hello. Oi. Hola. Bonjour. My Name is Melissa.

Okay…so I’m doing it, I’m going all out and jumping into the blogosphere. I’ve dabbled with blogging a couple times but never really put any thought into doing this thing full fledge. I suppose to begin I should introduce myself. My name is Melissa. I’m about 25 days shy of being a college graduate. I’m 21. I’m half brazilian/caucasian just to get that one out of the way. I am a Jesus Follower, graphic designer, avid Instagrammer and advertising fiend. I guess that covers the basics.

Whats this blog going to be about?

I suppose Moments With Mel is going to be a blog about well, moments of my life. What better way than to document what is going on in my life than to keep a blog. Its like my own public diary where I care share things I love and what’s going on in my life right now. Sounds like fun!

What made me decide to start bogging?

Well there are a number of contributing factors as to why I’m keeping a blog. I love sharing things that I love with people and love learning about what other people love. I truly believe that taking a piece of someone’s unique life that you particularly find interesting and being able to incorporate it in some twisted way into your own life is what makes for super awesome people. That’s just my philosophy. Another reason is a dear friend of mine, and fellow blogger Taylor suggested I do so. I love her. We will be roomies again pretty soon (Lord willing). Hopefully in a few short months I’ll be picking up and moving to Nashville, Tennessee. Granted I find a job. But that is a whole other pile of glitter to jump into.

About me:


I’m a very weird person. I like taking pictures of everything….literally. I say literally more than the average human being. I suppose by saying literally it will enforce the fact that what I am saying is so literal that you can have zero questions about it. Its weird. I have an odd obsession with pronouncing words correctly. People make fun of me and the way I say “clothes”. I literally (here we go) say kuh-lo-thiz. Thats probably phonetically wrong but it just sounds like it is spelled. I was terrible in English though. I don’t know why I have that habit. I’m severely random. I get excited about new things, hence the reason I started a blog. I make weird faces and noises. All day, errrryday. But that’s me. When I’m really tired I start to get even weirder. Ok, done rambling.

Things you’ll probably find on this blog:

Rants about waitressing

Nerd Talk about Advertising, Graphic Design and photography

My personal opinions


My favorite websites

Ventures into my career as a designer

and other miscellaneous nonsense.


PS. If you wanna see my pictures on Instagram. Follow me @emgeezie