Friday, March 9, 2012

confessions of a non tomboy

when i was really young i had a couple of friends who were tomboys.
i was not a tomboy.  i am all girl.  
at 4 years old my room was laura ashley striped pink with roses.
  degas ballet prints covered the walls.
i refused to wear anything other than dresses.  
and then...
I remember the day my tomboy friends came over for the first time.
and made fun of me!  for being such a girl...
so began my struggle to try to be a tomboy, but knowing I am anything but.
eventually, i gave up this false me. 
my point here is, whatever you are.
be you.

{can't find the original source - help me find it}

Happy Friday!!

PS:  Over on my friend Emily's Blog  

51 comments:

  1. WHAT!? why are kids such jerks. i got made fun of for being a tomboy. Oh geeze. Glad I can say now "hey, those biker shorts got me to level 5 in gymnastics because of all the practice i got on the bars at lunch ya punks"

    being yourself is SO much better than being what people want you to be. but sometimes that comes with a lot of pressure. great post, sarah! have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. love this quote and i definitely believe that it is really imporant to always be yourself :) happy friday! xx

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  3. I LOVE that quote! New Girl is my new favorite show ever!!! I have an infinite girlcrush on Zooey Deschanel anyway, but that show is so funny... she's talking to her roommate's horrible lawyer girlfriend.... I just like that it makes quirky normal. :)

    xo
    Lindsey
    wanderluck.blogspot.com

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  4. "I have touched glitter in the last 24 hours" haha so true and I'm not sorry bout it! :)

    Kelsey
    besos-blog.blogspot.com

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  5. It's from New Girl~ I looooved when she said this!

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  6. I was definitely a tom boy, but I can't remember ever making fun of anyone for being a girly girl! My mom would try to put dresses on me and I would throw them under the bed and put my sweat pants on. At least this is what she tells me. A few weeks ago, my friend called me girly and I guess I hadn't really ever thought of myself as girly, but I guess things change!

    Just lovely!!!!!!! xoxo A-

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  7. I was the same way! I wore my pink Minnie Mouse bathing suit under everything and refused to wear anything but dresses! Its funny because my job now requires me to dress more like a tomboy! Funny how things work out.

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  8. I ADORE New Girl, Zooey, and that quote. I was a tomboy myself, never really understanding what my sister did with all those dolls, but I certainly can't stand people that make others feel bad for who they are. Awful!

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  9. Love this! As I get older I find myself being more comfortable with who I am. {which is a true girly-girl as well!} xo Jacqlyn

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  10. It sounds like we were very similar little nuggets. Roses and striped Laura Ashley and nonstop dresses. Except, I never stopped. I am still the same way. I sneak pink in whenever I can and wear dresses at every possible occasion. Love this quote!

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  11. I love this so much! Have a lovely weekend!

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  12. hahah I love New Girl and espeically that quote..show is hilarious!

    XO
    Emmy
    www.sprinklesoneverything.wordpress.com

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  13. Eeek! We are twins! I was/am such a girly girl. My kindergarten teacher still remembers me as the girl who wore a dress every day, even if I was hanging from the monkey bars or in the sand box. My dad used to say he'd pay me $5 if I wore jeans, I really need to collect on that. When I moved to Connecticut in 5th grade, my next door neighbor was the another girl the same age as me. she told me I was going to be a girly girl and I ran inside and cried to my mom. I was so afraid I wouldn’t fit in! #girlygirlsforev

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  14. I love the quote! & I adore the show New Girl!

    That was mean of your old tomboy friends to make fun of you. I think your old room sounds so cute!

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  15. love zooey. love new girl. I was half tomboy, half girly girl. for a whole year (age 3), I would only wear "pinkness". As in, pink dresses. The same year, my dad found me trying to pee standing up, like a boy, because all of my friends were boys. I didn't understand why I couldn't!
    Now, I'm ALL girl and quite happy with it :)

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  16. i wanna be your blend. ya know?

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  17. Love this! I am the same way. I was never a tomboy but my friends were. As they were running around playing sports I was washing my Barbies hair in the sink...again.
    xo.

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  18. that is so funny...I used to be such a tomboy...I was that girl who had those friends like you. BUT the funniest thing happened..when I realized I was SUPER girly and sporty and tough all in one. I rock my sneakers and my glitter when I run a race, I wear my hot pink bikini when I surf & I have now become that (gasp) girl who loves puppies and dessert and mushy movies... AND i don't care! whoo hoo.. :-)

    Great Post Sarah! :-)\\

    xoxo from Trinidad

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  19. I love the fact that you are all girl. And that quote rocks. Happy Friday! :)

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  20. This makes me want to hop on the New Girl bandwagon.
    Thanks for posting this.
    Even at 27, I need to be reminded that who I am is amazing, and thats all I should think.

    Xoxo
    Cat

    Ninjasandnailpolish.blogspot.com

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  21. When I saw this episode I about died when she said this! I laughed so hard and she is just plain awesome.

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  22. I was such a girl, too, when I was little :)

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  23. I think I found the owner of the graphic?
    http://smittenandswell.blogspot.com/2012/02/lurve-loave-luff-list.html

    I used to be the biggest girly girl. I only wore dresses when I was little and everything was pink. I even wore pink cat eye sunglasses and a fur coat. When I turned 12, even though I was still in gymnastics, I started turning into a tomboy! Now I'm still stuck in that rut and trying to hard to be girly again!

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  24. I used to be a tomboy when I was a kid. I hated wearing a dress. I loved wearing shorts and hanging out with the boys to play. But now, I'm all girl.

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  25. You are the cutest little girl :)

    I think we would have been the bestest of girliest of friends as kids! So we can be the bestest now :) haha

    Just BE YOU <3
    xo
    Steph

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  26. I totally posted this quote on my blog the other day as well! Love it!

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  27. I love this quote from New Girl! So cute and so true! I have these same thoughts about telling people I have a blog...(none of my friends blog and some dont know I blog)...they might view it as a silly hobby but it makes me happy and allows me to connect with people who share my same interests! Thanks for sharing this.

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  28. hahahah I LOVE this quote. I've always been pretty girly... I was telling my husband that since I was the first child of a young mom, my closet consisted of dresses, ruffles and all kinds of pink stuff... He said: "So nothing's changed then" :)

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  29. Awww I bet you were a sweet little girly girl. This is a very encouraging quote. Thanks for sharing.

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  30. Oh my gosh that quote is awesome!
    Happy weekend to you chica!! :)
    Anna

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  31. You were so cute Sarah!!! And I absolutely adore that quote. :)

    I think how we were as children really does foreshadow how we'll be as adults, to some extent. For example, I was always exceedingly awkward and confused about my style... lol. I still feel that way much of the time today! :P It's a journey... I hope to come out of it a supremely girly, stylish woman someday. :) (kind of like YOU!)

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  32. I was the same as a little girl I refused to wear jeans unless they had flowers on them.

    Love that quote--with everything the world has to offer it is too easy to lose yourself, you have to be true to yourself :)

    And weren't you adorable!

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  33. OMGosh Sarah! I LOVE this post and that you put Zooey Deschanel (and her New Girl quote) in here! I was always "ALL GIRL", no tomboy-ness in me at all. It's funny how "previous tomboys" claim that title like it was such a prud thing to be, but somehow, being "super girly" never gets the same kind of street cred? Anyhow - adore this post and your childhood pic - so sweet!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  34. I didn't start embracing the fun side of being feminine until I met the lord. before that I dressed like a little skanky-pooch. the breasts were out the jeans were made to show off the tush and I never wore heels because I didn't understand them adn they scared me.

    Now people say something to me when I'm in flats. I feel awkward not being taller than all my guy friends. I wear lipstick because my lips feel naked without a nice color on them. I don't understand how I only own a few dresses because it makes me feel like I have nothing to wear... And tights that are colorful or skintoned stockings from nordstrom get me excited!!!

    praise the Lord, I never want to go back! haha

    ♥CheChe

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  35. darling photo of you, Sarah. I love it when bloggers post old photos of themselves :) Good for you for staying true to yourself!

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  36. I was right in the middle --- all I wanted to do was wear dresses and I loved everything purple , but I also loved to play sports! I got made fun of by BOTH sides, so unfortunately I just think you can't win sometimes!

    Although, as I grew older, I could definitely tell that pre-judgments were being made just because I like girly things. I can be smart and still wear nice clothes!

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  37. i love zooey deschanel and "new girl"...when i was watching that episode and heard the quote i loved it because it's so me. especially the talking to children all day and glitter. loooove glitter

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  38. I totally had that pink stripes / roses Laura Ashley set! And I love the quote from "New Girl". As for being a tom boy vs. girly girl, I have definitely gone through phases as both, and I'm at the point where I try to combine both (think j.crew pencil skirts and one of the men's button down shirts!).

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  39. Loved that episode of New Girl! Was always a girly, girl too and I loved every second of my pigtail wearing, Easy-Bake-Oven cooking, polka dot obsessed life! Not much has changed now either--the pigtails are gone, but I still love baking and polka dots never go out of style!:)

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  40. I too struggled to be more "tomboy" as a kid b/c somehow that was cooler. With zero athletic ability & a dislike for the outdoors, it didn't work. Glad to also be a complete girl now!

    And love that New Girl quote!

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  41. i've never ever ever been a tomboy either. and my room was pink laura ashley stripes and flowers!

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  42. amen, lady! what a great little post and that new girl quote is just the best

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  43. LOVED your little guest post on Emily's wonderful blog...always think it is fun to learn more about bloggers out there! :)

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  44. LOVED your little guest post on Emily's wonderful blog...always think it is fun to learn more about bloggers out there! :)

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  45. Awesome awesome. Whenever I find a blog that keeps me entertained...I have to give some props. You definitely get them :) -Melissa

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  46. I loved that quote when she said it on the show! Especially the part about the bows on the pantsuit... adorable ;)

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  47. I love New Girl! This was hilarious when she said it!!!!

    itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  48. I'm right there with you...always been a girly girl! And I love it! Preach on, sister!

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  49. Yes, a happy one week to you as well!

    Followed. And maybe you'll stop by me someday. =)

    thebookness.com

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