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"Whatever comes," she said, "cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it."

Maggie follows:
tangles work (possible future careers)
notes (list of future adventures to embark on)
Sarah nostalgia (Gram's house)
observations (cherished sounds)
observations (habits that muddle my public speaking efforts)
  • go to first football game
  • attend UCLA basketball game
  • enter short story contest
  • get into education minor
  • take the LSAT
  • get drunk for the first time
  • finish the Old Testament
  • do something spontaneously insane
  • go short-term at the FTTA
nov 17 2014 ∞
nov 19 2014 +
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  • calloused fingers from guitar
  • gets lost in books and emerges dazed
  • very ambitious but often too lazy
  • a hopeless daydreamer
  • cannot and will not flirt
  • awkwardly long limbs
  • secret storyteller
  • naturally hot temper that has started to cool down
  • suffers from wanderlust
  • a Christian learning to give her life to the Lord
  • arbitrarily uses British English
  • English major
  • adores children and plans to have three
  • keeps a diary in which she fails at emulating great writers
  • terrible at math and science
  • cries watching sad movies, no matter how cheesy they are
  • Taiwanese-American
mar 15 2011 ∞
aug 19 2013 +
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  • leather diaries
  • unexpected letters
  • fairy tales
  • summer dresses
  • brave princesses
  • secret gardens
  • high-waisted shorts
  • braided hair
  • Gryffindor/Hufflepuff
  • Swiss chocolates
  • quirky earrings
  • Prismacolor colored pencils
  • grand pianos
  • being with children
  • collecting stickers
  • old-fashioned libraries
  • ancient castles
  • the idea of flying
  • the shape of nickels
  • Ben and Jerry's ice cream
  • slightly dorky boys in suits
dec 7 2010 ∞
may 4 2014 +
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  • cloud-watching and stargazing
  • weekly trips to local library
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • telling made-up stories at bedtime
  • turning a sofa into a pirate ship and steam engine
  • queen over my own Terabithia
  • fireworks at Disneyland
  • reenactment of fairy tales with dolls
  • waiting for my Hogwarts letter
  • sewed clothes for my teddy bear Tammy
  • blanket forts
  • flying kites
  • pretending to be an orphan on the run
  • climbing the fig tree in my yard
  • Harry Potter computer games
  • trusting God wholeheartedly
  • gazing out window for Peter Pan to take me to Neverland
  • hide and seek
  • believed in all things magical
mar 23 2011 ∞
jul 22 2011 +
  • midnight reminiscing
  • home at last
  • laughter and hugs
  • sand and sunburns
  • high ponytails
  • playful dares
  • fanfiction
  • frozen yogurt
  • romantic comedies
  • passionfruit green tea
  • striped shorts
  • whispered secrets
  • writing hymns
  • picking figs
  • loving God more each day
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Java Chip frappuccinos
  • orange-pink sunglasses
aug 19 2013 ∞
aug 21 2013 +
  • 2013: trees shivering off their glorious coats
  • Thanksgiving dinner
  • strolling in the autumn air
  • anticipation
  • Wednesday Addams
  • sweaters and tights
  • strawberry jam and Nutella on toast
  • last days at the beach
  • pigs in a blanket
  • Monster House
  • lack of rain boots
  • carnivals
  • egg drop soup
  • Vanessa Carlton
  • 2014: baking mini cheesecakes
  • oscillation between wistfulness and busyness
  • strawberries and Nutella
  • fat mugs of steaming Tazo tea
  • When Harry Met Sally
dec 2 2011 ∞
nov 19 2014 +
  • white chocolate peppermint mocha
  • a month of winter break (this is why I love college xx)
  • Michael Buble
  • Downton Abbey
  • hot chocolate with whipped cream
  • The Snow Queen
  • thick scarves
  • KOST 103.5
  • peppermint bark
  • fireworks
  • A Little Princess
  • scented candles
dec 1 2011 ∞
aug 19 2013 +
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  • The Snow Queen
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Emperor's New Clothes
  • Why the Sea is Salt
  • The Snow Maiden
  • The Twelve Months
  • East of the Sun and West of the Moon
dec 21 2010 ∞
may 8 2014 +
  • Bastille
  • Taylor Swift
  • Cary Brothers
  • A Fine Frenzy
  • Vanessa Carlton
  • OneRepublic
  • Lorde
apr 11 2014 ∞
nov 19 2014 +
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • The Forgotten Garden
  • I Capture the Castle
  • A Little Princess
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Jane Eyre
  • The Remains of the Day
  • Peter Pan
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • In the Night Garden
apr 10 2014 ∞
nov 19 2014 +
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  • Jo March: love for and understanding of literature
  • Hermione Granger: intuition and intelligence
  • Elizabeth Bennet: sharp wit
  • Sara Crewe: optimism and imagination
  • Francie Nolan: determination and perception
  • Luna Lovegood: confidence
  • Clarisse McClellan: lively inquisitiveness
  • Wendy Darling: mothering and nurturing
  • Rebecca of York: sense of honour and dignity
  • Pippi Longstocking: love of life and humor
dec 11 2010 ∞
aug 19 2013 +
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  • Peter Pan's fun-loving nature
  • Laurie's sense of humor
  • Cedric Diggory's modesty
  • Quigley Quagmire's intelligence
  • George Knightley's understanding
  • Harry Potter's bravery
  • Fitzwilliam Darcy's flawed complexity
  • Dickon Sowerby's love for nature
  • Landon Carter's tenderness
  • Jack Dawson's boyish good looks
  • John Brooke's patience
  • Peregrine's friendliness
  • Mr. Rochester's passion
jan 23 2011 ∞
oct 1 2011 +
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  • Peter Pan (2003)
  • Pride & Prejudice (2005)
  • Jane Eyre (2011)
  • The Secret Garden
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Anastasia
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Spirited Away
  • The Castle of Cagliostro
  • Flipped
  • Romeo and Juliet (1968)
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Emma (2009)
  • Matilda
nov 28 2010 ∞
aug 23 2015 +
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  • Aria
  • Skylar
  • Emma
  • Rowan
  • Keira
  • Elle
  • Artemis
  • Juliet
dec 12 2010 ∞
apr 30 2014 +
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  • Neeley
  • Cedric
  • Atticus
  • Peter
  • Benvolio
  • Russell
  • Skandar
dec 12 2010 ∞
apr 30 2014 +