Well I suppose I should start by introducing myself. My name is Mandi and I'm an aspiring photographer/artist/designer living in the windy city of Chicago. I'm 22 years old and I'm a strong believer in self love & following your heart. I believe that the most important person in your life is you and therefore you should live your life to the fullest for yourself and not for the sake of pleasing others. Being a unique, eccentric individual is very special in a world full of ordinary robots. Embracing your differences & even your faults will set you apart from the rest and instill pride, confidence and a sense of freedom like you've never experienced before.
I believe in passion and adventure, happiness and love. I believe in standing up for what you believe in & I believe in change. Taking advantage of the ability you have to change yourself for the better is something that people will often cringe at the thought of hearing. But taking time out for self improvement and personal growth will lead you into a healthier more satisfying, rewarding life.
I like to think of myself as a caterpillar forever evolving into a beautiful butterfly. I'm constantly working on improving myself and filling my time with new & interesting hobbies. I love life and live to the fullest every day...there's never a dull moment!
I love playing dress up and I love fairy tales, I especially love fairytale endings! I love big dreams and BIG cities. Some of my obsessions include; vintage fashion, horror movies, leg warmers & stockings, astrology, MAC makeup, the color orange, tattooed boys and any movie directed by Tim Burton. Many people often tell me I give off a playful, child-like sort of innocence & I like that :)
OK , enough about me...
I've created this blog for the sole purpose of posting my opinions, rants, musings and so on. Things that inspire me along with personal diary type entries, lifestyle advice, fashion advice, music, art, people & so much more is what you will find at sleepingbella. Through my own experiences and points of view hopefully I can provide inspiration and encouragement to others to find their passions in life. Maybe people could learn something from my blog or relate to me in my personal life in one way or another. Either way I enjoy networking, meeting new people, making friends and communication. Enjoy!