I've been meaning to publish 'this' set for a while, and I since school ended last week, I finally have the time to write it! I decided that I was going to leave Polyvore in January, but I kept putting it off because of contests and competition groups. But now seems like a good time, so...
First off, I want to say that Polyvore has been a huge part of my high school years. I joined shortly after starting Grade 8, and I just finished Grade 11 so it's been a good four years (well, almost four!) I've made so many great friends on Polyvore, and I'm glad that I can talk to you guys about things that I wouldn't talk about with my friends in real life (I know that sounds weird, but it's true).
@lovebug-lauren - Lauren! You're awesome, and I'm so that we started talking a couple years ago. I love how we don't really talk about anything in particular, but yet there's always something to talk about!
@kennedybrock - Suri! I know we haven't talked for that long, but I like that we have some of the same favourite bands. And it's fun sharing our first The Maine concert experiences, haha. I love reading your fan fics! P.S. Your Sam Miller blog is the best c:
@garrettnickelsen - Victoria! We don't talk as much anymore because you don't go on Polyvore that often! But I miss our concert and music conversations, and random talks about Alex Gaskarth and stuff.
There's some other people that I used to talk to on here, like @pi0neer, @e-lizabeth and @yoselin but they don't use Polyvore that much so I'm not going to write anything right now.
To all my Polyvore inspirations; @alissa, @avadakedanielle, @kerri-berri, @k-a-l-e-y, @rachelnicole, @sandi-ch33ks, @sarwhallis, @um-jenn and @w0lf-teeth. You guys are awesome, don't ever change!
Anyways, the reason I chose to leave is because next year is my senior year, and I need to concentrate on my schoolwork. Not that I don't now, but I need way better percentages to get into the program I want.
If you haven't figured it out already, that is me in the picture, and Garrett Nickelsen (!!) I always told myself that I was going to post a real picture when I left Polyvore, so you guys would know who you've been talking to all this time :P Haha I remember making this set a couple years ago, asking "How do you picture me?" and so many of you thought I had red hair because my Polyvore username is Ariella. Well, I'm Asian (not that it matters, I'm just saying). That picture was taken earlier in June when I saw them perform for the first time. And Garrett's holding the painting I gave to them :') Best day ever.
Wow, this is really long! Props to anyone who read the entire set. I just wanted to thank everyone who has ever "liked" or commented on my sets, or sent me a nice message. I don't regret finding Polyvore back in the summer of 2008, and I don't think I ever will. I've been more creative than I ever have on actual paper and talked to too many great people!
I'm probably forgetting most of what I wanted to say. Oh well.
Thanks again @Polyvore.
“I’ll never second guess the things that I have done. I’ve got too much left to say and too much to become.”
- Alex Gaskarth.
From, Natalie (Yes, this is my actual name)
P.S. I'll probably still check out my account once in a while this summer, and maybe publish a couple sets. BUT, I am always on my Tumblr(s), so you can also talk to me there!
P.P.S. My friend Chloe (@jeffskinner) and I recently started an interview/news website called The Permanent Rain Press. We would absolutely love if you checked it out; we FOLLOW BACK here. We also have a Tonight Alive giveaway going on right now, so make sure you enter!