So Jocee over at Cupcake Dictionary had this great idea. Check this out:
"I have a proposition for you. For the next fourteen days, talk about your life. Talk about you. You know, the unedited version. Without the special effects, without the music, without the makeup. I want to see you. I call it The Outtakes. The movie without the red carpet, the premieres, and fans screaming and the deafening applause. So, here's what we're going to do:
Today I basically did nothing. Did a little Wii Fit Plus, checked my e-mail, went on my blog, neglected to do my devotions :(. Yep. You heard it. I neglect my devotions a lot. I know that I write devotions here on Girlz of God blog, but sometimes (a lot of the time) I neglect to do them myself...to read them...to learn from them...to explore Scripture and grow in it. So I'm working on keeping a consistent devotional life. I'm tired of feeling distant from God, like I've been distant from Him too long and am having trouble coming back. No more. I'm not perfect. I shouldn't act like I am better than others. 'Cause God loves us all equally. And I mess up so much, but I know that God still loves me. And He loves you too. So I guess I'm learning that it's okay to post the outtakes...not just delete them because they don't flow with your "Perfect Christian Blogger" image that you try to create (that I try to create). I'm learning to cherish the outtakes as well as the non-outtakes, because there is beauty in both. And God can help you learn from both. There is beauty in a blurry photo, a deleted scene, and unposted post. It helps you discover more and more who the writer really is and why they do what they do.
So I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself. Stuff you maybe (probably) don't already know.
Let's start with an introduction. Hi, I'm Talia.
I love my eyes. I love whale crackers. I'm not big on vintage, although I caught on that it was "in" in the blogging world. I like swimming because when I'm under the water, I feel like I can sort of "escape" from what's above the water. I wish I could breathe underwater. I like spiking in volleyball. I record myself singing over and over and over, in hopes that it will turn out "just right." I like to e-mail, Skype, and talk to my closest faraway friends, because a lot of the time it seems like they really "get me." And they're really fun to talk to and can make me smile. I despise pictures taken from down low (c'mon, people, where did you learn that technique?). I don't get why singers who claim to be Christians sing nonchristian music or "neutral" music. Sometimes when I'm by myself in my room, I make up dance routines (that no one will ever see, most likely). I LOVE Meet the Robinsons. I used to listen to that song by Steven Curtis Chapman - When Love Takes You In - and act out my Barbie doll kids finding families. There's a "secret someone" inside me who only God knows. That secret someone is real, and true, and knows that she is wounded, but wants to come to Christ for healing.
So that's a little about me. I'd like to get to know you a little better, too. So who are you, outtakes included?