Audrey Hepburn – The Epitome of All That is Lovely

Cover of "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

Cover of Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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Audrey Hepburn
She lived a glamorous life on set as “Holly Golightly” in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, as an escaped princess in Roman Holiday, and as the illiterate “Eliza Doolittle” in My Fair Lady. Audrey Hepburn. Ah, it’s so nice to say, almost like a breath of fresh air after a mid-afternoon rain. Though I’m only mentioning a few of Hepburn’s roles in the Hollywood studio (and maybe it’s a biased selection, can’t help that those are my favorite!) she spent her life spreading her love and talent not only in the film industry but worldwide!

Epitome: e·pit·o·me: A representative or perfect example of a class or type.

Audrey embodied what it meant to be lovely, successful, sophisticated, and caring. She is my idol for many reasons including her dedication to do what she loved, her love for helping others (specifically children in 3rd world countries via UNICEF), and the way she carried herself publicly and privately. I admire her for her extreme talent and courage in an industry which is very competitive, even in the 1940s-1960s! Her beauty put the other women to shame and that is exactly what producers are agents were looking for: beauty, talent, and that small essence of innocence that she unknowingly carried with her.

I hope to someday inspire others like Audrey seemed to do so effortlessly. I may not inspire them with beauty or star in Hollywood films… but I can inspire nonetheless. Audrey didn’t care about material things, she cared about delivering a good performance that made the world want more, and she cared about helping others.

She dedicated a large portion of her life to being personally involved with UNICEF and helping underprivileged children in 3rd world countries. She was by no means a selfish woman and she continued to spread her love wherever she went. She lived a full life and went to be with God on January 20, 1993 after a long battle with cancer. She is a woman who will undoubtedly be admired for years and years to come, and she will forever remain in my heart and be my idol.

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When you know what you want, don’t settle for less…

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Conversations between my roommate and I are never “normal” but then again, who wants to be just normal? ( A particular conversation we had a few weeks ago has plagued my mind and forced me to keep thinking about what we had discussed. OBVIOUSLY it was about relationships and finding the right person for you, etc. (we are girls in college, are you surprised?) 🙂 Having this particular conversation really helped me to understand exactly what I want and am looking for when it comes to a relationship and my life. I see many successful relationships around me; however, I see many unsuccessful ones as well. I’ve always known who I am and more importantly what I want. Deep conversations with Megan have just helped reaffirm what I already knew. I did the dating thing in high school and it was fun but I wasn’t with someone who shared many of the same interests as me.. and I’ve realized that was my problem. I’ve come to understand more of what I want. I shared with Megan my outlook on this. In my eyes, a relationship isn’t just about mutual attraction and getting together because of those feelings. What about your likes? Your dislikes? What makes you happy deep in your heart. Scratching the surface is only the beginning. I told Megan (and we both agreed) that when you know exactly what you want, you should never settle for something less than.. I described it like this to her: “I want a guy in my life who is freaking out with joy because he’s found the Frank Sinatra vinyl he’s been looking for FOREVER and loves it equally as much as I do, NOT the guy who went and found the Frank Sinatra record because he knew I liked it and wanted to impress me.” Ok, so maybe this is a weird way to explain what kind of relationship I want.. and I do not believe I have high standards. In retrospect, I just want someone to genuinely love a lot of the same things/styles that I do rather than pretend to like them so that we have more in common. I am confident God created a guy for me that has the same taste and outlook on life as me! In the meantime I am aimlessly wandering around trying to as my Facebook status says, “find a cultured, well dressed gentleman who enjoys “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” and will accept me for who I am. That’s not too much to ask for… Right?!” This is how I feel, and it’s REAL!! Enjoy 😉

To entertain you further, I like weird things. (Maybe they aren’t as weird as I think.)
-Rocky Horror Picture Show
– Copious amounts of coffee
– Nicki Minaj and Frank Sinatra (I know, I know…)
– Watching Basketball (Celtics, Lakers, Spurs, pretty much all, love college ball)
– Writing, blogging, reading
– Documenting my life via pictures (every picture tells a story, every story is important)
– Music. Listening, playing, singing vocals, attending concerts
– Traveling (East Coast, love it.)
– Sweaters and cardigans, weird floral prints
– Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn
– Old movies, Bing Crosby, Carey Grant
– Cheap, cheesy horror films
-Alfred Hitchcock
– Anything historical
– Listening to Vinyl
– Random roadtrips, Seattle anyone?
– Aimless driving with no place to go