11 Truths You Quickly Learned Growing Up A Tomboy

11 Truths You Quickly Learned Growing Up A Tomboy

Converse at school dances, obviously.

A tomboy can be described as a girl (usually young) who enjoys rough, noisy activities traditionally associated with boys. And if you grew up as a tomboy, you know that there are a few traits that linger in your life because of it.

1. You know all of the playground rules

Pick up basketball, kickball, touch football, 33, you know them all and used to win them all.

2. Having no pictures with your friends from Elementary School

Because the boys never wanted to pose for photos and you always wanted to be cool with that.

3. You were way behind on makeup

Your thick eyeliner stage was three years after everyone else actually knew how to apply their own.

4. Converse at every school dance

Because you were too cool for heels.

5. Always claiming you didn't have any crushes

Once you liked any of the boys you knew you'd be ousted from being part of the group.

6. Your transformations are the best

Because front bangs and baggy hoodies to your college self is quite a bit of change.

7. Lingering misogyny

Because being one of the boys always made you wary of "other girls" and you're still learning to get over that because other girls are great.

8. Having to buy all the basic items

Because you never had a ton of necklaces you could choose from, now if you need one you have to go out and buy it new.

9. You missed a lot of the middle school trends

You were too busy asking your mom to buy you jerseys to get feathers in your hair (and now you miss out on embarrassing bonding moments because of it).

10. Home team sports knowledge

Even though you might not always keep up, you have a lot of knowledge on the 2012 Browns team floating around in your head.

11. Fond memories

For all of the bad that came with being a tomboy, and growing out of certain parts of being a tomboy, it's a big part of who you are and you wouldn't trade it.

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3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.

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7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."

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12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.

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14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

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17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."

18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.

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1. Sivan Ayla



Thanks to this "Jill of all trades," I have found inspiration on how to decorate my home, how to style my clothes, beauty products I must buy, and sometimes what I want to make for dinner. Her laid back, California style is so easy to achieve. To help us out, she links almost all of her clothes in her pictures and on her Instagram stories. On Sivan's blog, you can not only find pretty much everything she has worn, but her vacation look-books, pictures of her beautiful home, recipes, her wedding video, and everything beauty related.

2. The Salty Blonde



I introduce to you, Instagram's most famous beach bum. This New York born blogger is now living in Oahu and spending her days as a literal beach bum. When packing for my next beach vacation, I always check out her Instagram for some serious good vibes and laid back inspiration. In typical beach bum fashion, The Salty Blonde is still a work in progress. However, you can shop her looks through the links on her Instagram photos, as well as the "shop Instagram" section on her blog.

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Visiting the High End Hippie's profile is like a time travel to 1972. Her love for vintage clothing gives me serious Penny Lane from Almost Famous vibes. The best part about following the High End Hippie is that she also has her own vintage clothing site within her blog and most of it is pretty affordable if you're into vintage shopping!

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Meet Payton. Payton is the most relatable blogger I have come across on Instagram. She is a recent college graduate living in LA and succeeding at her blogging career. On Payton's blog, Hustle and Halcyon, readers can find lifestyle tips, beauty info, delicious recipes (includes gluten-free and vegan) and fitness advice. Payton's Instagram stories make her so relatable because they showcase a day in the life with her girlfriends and present a more personal side to the blogging world.

5. Lisa Allen



Lisa Allen doesn't fall on the typical "blogger" spectrum. She is a mother of four adorable daughters with the most unique names possible: Ozzy, Goldie, Poppy, and Avery. Even though she is a Mom, she is definitely the cool mom with laid back style that is achievable for the girl transitioning into her mid-twenties. Her blog, salty lashes, contains health and wellness, where to shop, and the best recipe section. Check out her Instagram stories for a good laugh as they are mostly funny videos of her daughters.

6. So Sage Blog



Talk about hair-inspo. So Sage Blog will give anyone major inspiration to chop their hair into the cutest bob. Sage's style is flirty meets edgy with her bright colored and fun patterned outfits. This is the perfect blogger to check out when you feel like your in a creative rut. On Sage's blog, she has a link to clothing under $100 which is super helpful for the broke college girl.

7. Alyssa Lynch



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