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Embracing My Better Qualities: Confessions of a 20 Something Wanderlust

Embracing My Better Qualities: Confessions of a 20 Something Wanderlust

Alright. Confessions time.

It’s not often I get down and dirty with you guys, but, we’ve been with each other for some time now – I think you’re ready to learn some real truths behind this blogger and get to know me just a little bit better. We all have qualities that are a tad, er, unique. And  I say those need to be celebrated! Over the years – as I’ve aged in wisdom and ravishing beauty – I’ve learned to accept and embrace those somewhat…special…quirks of mine and call them my own. So here they are. A few of my favorite… better qualities.




  1. I’m really not a good driver. You see that pole out there? Yeeeeah. So this would be looking out into the McDonalds drive through at home where I tried to back up and completely crashed into the only pole/sign around. We had to get a completely new side bumper. But in my defense, they forgot my mother’s second breakfast burrito dammit!!!

Mmm and I can’t parallel park to save my life and let’s not talk about the tree that jumped out at me on my way home in high school. Moving on.


2. I looovveeeee yeast. And yes take that as grossly as you’d like. The chemical reactions that happen with this stuff are enough to make me giddy for an entire day. Look how cool this is!!!


Add to that my pet loving adoration for my symbiotic cuture of bacteria and yeast (aka my beautiful baby SCOBY). Gah she is so beautiful.


3. However, speaking of living things… I can’t grow anything green to save my life. Everything I touch dies.

4. This is my “lunch bag.” More like my grocery bag day pack full of tupperwares.  Actually it was rather fancy this day. It was red. And clean.


5. I can’t stop taking “artsy” pictures of my McDonalds cups. Its getting weird. They aren’t even nice cups…


6. I seeeeriously have a millisecond attention span. I’ll often leave myself in the middle of dressing and go into the kitchen pant-less because I remembered dirty dishes.


7. The only way I get things done is by doing parts and pieces of a zillion different things at once. Hence the half dressing half dish washing.

8. I do a weirdly good asian accent. It goes well with my over use of peace signs.


9. I have this thing where I have to pour new coffee into my mug before its even half way empty. Like a deep rooted fear of the luke warm abyss.

10. This is my favorite shirt. I stole it from a lost and found in Thailand when I was volunteering at a Permaculture Farm and sleeping in a house made of elephant poo.


11. I was voted “most likely to win The Hunger Games” by my cast mates. Ah hell yeah. 


12. And on a similar note, I was cast as “Oberon” – the King of the Fairies – in my upcoming production of Midsummer Night’s Dream. Apparently I’m pretty fairy/dudish. I was told none of the boys could handle it. Hmm. Poor boys.


13. But to even things out I’ve seen The Titanic, My Best Friends’ Wedding, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas more than any other movie and will never get sick of any of them.

14. Speaking of movies, I really think my favorite thing to do is to sneak a falafel into a movie theatre and take myself on a solo movie date.


15. I’m 27 and I look like I’m 17. I’ve accepted this. It should be of pretty good benefit for my hollywood film career.

16. And I’m a firm believer that we should all practice the art of play just a little more often.

play confessions

Play:  Transport your withered old adult self back to the days of invincibility, flying, and superhero costumes. Let your inner child take the reins and careen you over the cliff into a world of inexplicable wonder. Wish for a pony. Ride the pony to your reclaimed innocence. – Rebelle Society

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Linking up with Heather for Friday Favorites!

Your turn. Confessions time,

What’s your favorite “better” quality?

What have you done pant less? (besides the obvious here, people) “Most like to _____” ?? Secret fetish? Movie you’ve seen the most?  


  1. chasetheredgrape | 9th Dec 16

    Oh my goodness Cora we are so alike. Although kudos for you actually being able to drive… Unlike me… Still to take my test!
    My scobys are my babies and I love when i have to make a fresh batch and get to touch and inspect the scoby! Ha!
    And I think we should get together and watch My Best Friends Wedding – and quote everything! No matter how many times I see it, when they are dancing on the boat and he is singing the way you look tonight I always cry!

    • Cora | 9th Dec 16

      Ugh. RIGHT?!! Every time I hear that song….. or “what the world needs now… is love, sweet love…” Sigggggh.

  2. Juli | 9th Dec 16

    Hahaha this post made me laugh 🙂 I love these kinds of posts.

    I am a bad driver (still I pretend to be a good one ) but I am an awesome parallel parker. At least until I tell sb and the next time I’ll give this person a ride I’ll fuck up for sure. aaand I need a manual gear box. Automatic and I are no friends.

    Also I can’t understand why so many people shy away from baking with yeast. I LOVE yeast dough. It’s the only one I can handle actually.

    I’d be voted most likely not to show up – if that is a thing 😉

  3. Susie @ SuzLyfe | 9th Dec 16

    I was always the dude in imagination things. Likely because I am so bossy (or was). My black thumb with plants is legendary. But then again, if I can’t keep a plant alive but I can keep an animal/human alive, I will gladly accept my fate!

    • Cora | 11th Dec 16

      Hahahaha. “I was always the dude in imagination things.” Fist bump.
      Yeah I’d say you got the good side of the two talents.

  4. Cindy | 9th Dec 16

    I’d say Most Likely to Win the Hunger Games is definitely something to be proud of 😉 Also, I love yeast as well. Yeast is the best! Your lunch bag is pretty sweet, too. I should definitely get one because all I do is toss everything into my school backpack!
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    • Cora | 11th Dec 16

      Haha my lunch bag is simply a reusable grocery bag! I’m sure you have one of those lying around….

  5. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy | 9th Dec 16

    I LOOVVEEE this. We are so similar! I’m pretty sure I still look 18, and I have the furthest thing from a green thumb. I feel bad even trying to grow something, it’s doomed. I would definitely vote you for most likely to win the Hunger Games – I bet you can be very sneaky! And that shirt from Goodwill is gold. You should keep that forever – how cool that it is from Thailand.

    • Cora | 11th Dec 16

      Haha we’ll love looking young in 50 years. We’ll still have all the boys chasing after us.

  6. Emily Swanson | 9th Dec 16

    YES! Looking young is a gift; I’m 23, and most people think I’m 15-16. 😀 And I totally have a milli-second attention span too; although I don’t think you probably burn stuff as much as I do.
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    • Cora | 11th Dec 16

      Hahaha burn stuff!? You mean like, food? Or… other things…

  7. Ellie Pell | 9th Dec 16

    I love watching food coloring swirled into water or frosting when dying something. That’s so neat! I would be most likely to fall over a painted line. I’m actually not horrible at parallel parking. I sometimes practice and do it when I don’t need to (and there is no chance of hitting anything) just to keep myself sharp =P

    • Cora | 11th Dec 16

      Oooooo yeah so cool. Like a piece of art. Fall over a painted line eh? And yet your run so gracefully…

  8. Kaylee | 11th Dec 16

    Parallel parking is the worst! And I would love to hear that Asian accent of your some time heheh.

    – Ditto for #3. I recently killed a succulent! How does one even do that?!!
    – In high school, I was obsessed with the show Gossip Girl. I could literally name episodes based on looking at the characters’ outfits!
    – I am the only person I know who dislikes Nutella ?

    Love getting to know you from a difference perspective, Cora!
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  9. Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar | 11th Dec 16

    Girl. King of the fairies and most likely to win the Hunger Games. You are correct. I do not want to mess with you. 😉
    Lol on the multitasking and the backing into things. I think you and I would get along well. I’m extremely accident prone. As you’ll see in my week in review tomorrow. Eep!
    I did not know that you went and volunteered in Thailand!? That’s amazing! And that shit is pretty amaze-tastic too.
    As for looking like you’re 17–when I was first visiting Ft. Collins, I went to a concert, and when I told the woman who sold the tickets that I was looking at CSU for grad school, she said, “13-year-olds don’t go to grad school!” No, no they don’t, lady. Glad you’ve gotten to a place where you can accept it. I’m working on the acceptance part.
    I love this idea for a post! Might have to steal it from you sometime 😉
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  10. Kristy from Southern In Law | 11th Dec 16

    These are all so great!

    I too share the whole young looking thing. Everyone ALWAYS thinks I’m 16… or at least under 18. I feel like I’m constantly being asked if I had a “day off” school whenever I go someone during the week, ha!
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    • Cora | 12th Dec 16

      We’re going to love it when we’re 50. All the boys will still want us.

  11. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets | 20th Dec 16

    Confession posts make me smile. I like learning people’s deep, dark and twisty secrets and yours were no exception. I’d say the McDonald’s thing is weird except my coffee addiction knows no bound these days so photograph away.

    My confession: I pick Ave’s nose. 🙂

    • Cora | 21st Dec 16

      Lol. I repeat: Mama of the year.

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