I thought I’d take time out from the regular beauty posts to write something a little more personal.
2013 was probably one of the toughest years for me; personally, professionally and emotionally. I know I had spent a lot of this year complaining, but after a lot of tears I’ve come to be thankful for what I had experienced.
Here are thirteen WONDERFUL things that happened to me this year…
So, you had your monthly bath earlier this week and while I’m sure you hated every second of it, thank you for not crying too much about it. As I’m writing this, you’re a happy little Vegemite curled up on my pillow fast asleep. Bless!
Like your sister, you also had a bath earlier this week and I just don’t understand how you get so dirty during the week. Unless you like rolling around on your cage floor, it’s all a mystery to me. Thank for helping me put together my weekly flowers last weekend. It’s so nice to have my own personal florist.
Dear beauty products
There is SO many nice things I want to buy and not enough time to shop. Damn being a shift worker sometimes.
You’re looking really good this week. I PROMISE I will get you groomed next week, when my work roster isn’t so crazy.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DARLING BFF! No words can justify all that you mean to me and how much I love you! I miss you terribly and I wish I was with you to celebrate your dirty thirty. You are the greatest friend I have ever made and you always warm my heart and soul. Have a wonderful birthday! xx
Dear Christmas parties
I have FOUR of you within a fortnight – two are in the same night; The Twelves Pubs of Christmas and the yellow party at the little blue house in Bondi Junction. I’m sure there will be many more in the coming weeks and I’ll be losing a lot more sleep than I’d like.
PLEASE stop wasting my time. Don’t ask for my number when I know you have a girlfriend. Don’t tell me you want to be “just mates” with me, when I know you don’t. And don’t tell me that you find me attractive one minute and then say, “but I don’t want to make things awkward” the next, because just you saying that MAKES things awkward. I’m just REALLY not interested in your bullshit. Nor am I interested in your existence.
You are, by far, the COOLEST dad there is! Thank you for the AWESOME Christmas present coming my way first thing next year.
I feel like I haven’t done one of these in forever, so I feel a little rusty. But, I’ve loved a lot of products this month…
This week has been… a challenge. You’re almost five years-old, yet you’re acting like a kitten, except less playful.
You’ve been hilarious this week; insisting that you sit on my iPad while I do my geek internet stuff, playing hide & seek when I’m trying to sleep, and chillin’ on my shoulder when I’m brushing my teeth.
Dear Family Guy
You made me cry. OK, Brian was over fifteen years-old, but how could you! I don’t know if I can watch you anymore without Brian in it and with the replacement dog, but I won’t give up just yet.
I love our Caturday dates, having awesome coffee, delicious food and then shopping for beautiful flowers for our home. Also, thank you informing me that Pink Velvet was available to pre-order. That’s what besties do – enable their friend’s addiction to pink lipsticks, that I ALWAYS seem to get all over my teeth. I love you!
Dear Pink Velvet
YOU ARE MINE! ALL MINE! I can’t wait to have you in my life. See you in a few weeks my love!
Dear Cover Songs
I like you. There are so many out there better than the original, which to some fans shouldn’t be allowed. However, I prove a point with this…
Dear 3-Day Weekend
Hello my friend! So nice to see you twice in a month. I’m pretty excited that we get to hang out, go to the movies for the first time in FOREVER, catch up on sleep and be with new friends.
YAYYY, I’m so happy to have you back! I get to talk to you everyday after work, email each other and just be reachable when I need you the most! Although I never like looking at friend’s holiday photos, I look forward to seeing your face.
We need to each more of each other.
Thanks for the bro hangs this week. You being terrified of Andre was hilarious!
I miss you wifey! I’m so sad that I don’t get to see as much as I like, but I know when we see each other we make up for lost time. Ooh’lala!
Dear Waiting List
OK, I get how you work and I’ve heard that old saying about how patience is a virtue, but come on… how long do you expect a girl to wait? As long as it takes? Well, let me tell you… I’m typing calmly, but there’s a tantrum brewing in me the likes of which the internet has never seen!
(Props to American Dad! for that quote.)
Dear Kayne West
I really don’t know how you’re even famous. I don’t understand how you earn millions of dollars penning so-called lyrics like, All them other niggas lame, and you know it now. Must have taken you months to put that one together right? The video to the above mentioned song was also unbelievable. I mean, when Kim Kardashian is straddling you on your motorcycle, her hair is flowing the wrong way. I’m really happy for you… but everyone on this planet knows that James Franco and Seth Rogen has the best version of Bound 2 of all time!
Thank you for letting me use you as a pillow when I was ill earlier this week. You didn’t complain, you didn’t throw me off, you just knew that somehow I needed that sort of comfort. Also, thank you for the cuddles on Monday morning. I really needed that.
So, I discover you’ve been having conversations with people in the lift lately and while that’s very exciting to think there’s another bird outside the door to have a conversation with, the noise you make is INSANE!
You sure know how to turn a girl’s life upside-down. I’m still getting used to how things are at the moment and I’m sure, once things start settling down again, you’re just going to throw another spanner in the works.
I sincerely apologise for wasting you this week. Although you got so many compliments – half a dozen people thought I get a makeup artist do it in the morning – I don’t think anyone really appreciated it.
So long my friend. I’m going to miss you til… GOODNESS ONLY KNOWS! (heart break)
Dear Ziggy Denim
Oh the joys of having friends in all the right places and even better when they’re the same build and size. You have easily been my favourite purchase this week. As much as I thought I had grown out of the the distressed torn denim, I dig you. Almost as much as Joy Division.
Dear Priceline’s 40% off Cosmetics
Look at what you made me do!
You gorgeous thing, I’m going to miss your lovely face at the random beauty events, hearing your Mean Girls quotes to everything and how you can effortlessly turn something mediocre into something completely dirty. Have the best time in Dubai, and hopefully when you’re back in Sydney (even if it’s on the fly) we’ll be able to catch up. Love you biatch.
Your texts have been the highlight of my week. Much love bro.
I have a serious jewellery addiction that you’re shamelessly enabling. Beautiful one-off pieces is just too hard resist!
Dear People who hashtag their spoken conversations
Just… DON’T! And furthermore, don’t do the hand gesture either. You look like an idiot.
I don’t know what it was with you this week, but I couldn’t for the life of me, handle you this week. Even with the fan on full right beside me and trying to play down the premature menopause jokes, I just couldn’t cool the hell down.
Although I don’t care much for you, I did watch the majority of The Ashes on Thursday morning. So… there!
Although I will always go to you for answers, you really need to do your research kiddo! I haven’t lived in Melbourne for two years, so I don’t know why you continue to give me results in Victoria. Massive fail! Please amend your location to Sydney, or learn to read an atlas.
Can I please have my best friend back? You’ve had her for wayyy too long now. I need to hear her voice and catch up on so many things.
HURRY BACK FROM THE USA!
You’re favourite thing this week is walnuts and falling on my iPad and chewing through my blinds and making too much noise at bedtime AND flying into my salads. So, I guess you can say we’ve had a good week.
You are too old to be doing kitten things; like, missing your litter tray, and thinking your food are things to play with, putting your bottom in my face gets you NOWHERE, and scratching to get your own way, and NOT SLEEPING when you’re supposed to. Please adjust according.
I haven’t spoken to you in weeks! But I finally get it, it’s over, and I’m OK with that.
Let me just say that I hold my friendships dear to me. When I make friends with someone and gone the level we had, I hold them to my heart unconditionally. Maybe for you, that may be off-putting and it may not be your definition of what a friendship is; but it’s mine and I pride myself in it. I love my friends and they’re just the most gorgeous creatures I have ever been blessed to know. You are no exception. I sincerely hope that you’re happy, because that’s all you ever deserve. In fact, I KNOW you will find happiness.
It’s been an amazing eight months with you, and unintentionally we broke your six month record. So, you CAN hold a friendship longer than you think.
Thank you for the movies, coffees, the laughs, the odd dad jokes, letting me do my girl grooming on you without complaint, the smiles, the texts, the compliments, the Vodka Sunrises, calling me ‘darl’, the “chin up” texts, the deep and meaningfuls, being so cute when we argue and overall, just being my friend to begin with. You taught me a lot about myself and having your friendship has made me a better woman I am today. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU! You are and always will be, The Man.
Dear Banana Bread
You’ve been my new BFF this week, along side my coffee in the morning. I particularly favour you when you’re vegan, too, but won’t complain when you’re not.
Dear Triple J
Nevermind the fact that you’re the ONLY station I listen to these days, but thank you for all the awesome music you deliver all day, everyday. Keep up the good work.
Your appearance this week only means one thing NEXT week, which I never look forward to because it’s so fucking gross!
OK, OK… you remind me that drowning myself in sunscreen wasn’t enough. I shall buy a sunscreen bubble suit and hit the surf that way. Deal?
Dear Pizza boxes
Thank you for reminding that I’m a hardcore bachelorette, who has lost her passion for cooking because my kitchen SUCKS! Yeah, thanks for that.
Dear Homecooked Serbian Meals
Oh you good thing. Nothing is better than food from the motherland.
I’ve been making an effort to meet you more often this week, have I not? But I’m just finding that I’m not getting ENOUGH of you. Stay the night. Sleep over and sleep in the next morning. You know you want to!
I’m ready for you, so COME AT ME!
Thank you for being on your best behaviour this week. Thank you for the cuddles when you know I haven’t been well this week.
PS. I have no idea WHO you’re having conversations with in the middle of the night, and while I don’t mind it, could you please keep it down.
My little lovebird, thank you for the cuddles when I get home. I love that you like to play hide & seek first thing in the morning and make such a noise that I can’t sleep in, but at least it gets me out of bed when I need to.
I miss my friend again this week. I hope that your break up the coast is a good one.
I love that you give me tough love, I love that you show me complete and utter compassion when I need it, I love that I can call you anytime of the day or night and you’re just THERE! Thank you babes. You are my highlight of my day. I also LOVE the fact that I’m an aunty-cat (LOVE!)
Happiest birthday to the best dad in the entire universe! Let’s face it, you ARE the best dad in the world and everybody knows it. I’m so glad that you’re MY dad and you gave me the best life you possibly could, as well as two awesome siblings that just amaze me everyday. Volim te puno!
I have caught you but I won’t let you take the best of me.
Dear iPhone 5
I miss you terribly. I don’t know why it took so long to repair you, but I promise this time around I will not mistreat you. There is a Kate Spade cover waiting upon your return to AtomicHQ.
You’re looking all sorts of FINE this week! As a treat, I’m going to get you groomed and treated with brand new products to go out in.
Why are you so skanky halfway through the week? If it’s not too much to ask, would you mind remaining chic between Monday and Friday, so I don’t have to make an emergency appointment at my manicurist mid-week. Kthx.
I miss you. I hope you’re having fun in the USA.
Hello everyone! REESEATOMIC.COM.AU is back – bigger and better than EVER!
So, where exactly have I been the last couple of months? Taking some much needed time off from the world wide web. While I hadn’t exactly given up social media entirely, my presence on it was minimal.
It had all gotten too much for me at one stage and I really struggled to be both myself and the online persona, REESE ATOMIC. I wasn’t getting enough sleep at night and I struggled with the balance constantly (being a shift worker didn’t help, either.) I wasn’t being as social as I was six months ago and being terrible at planning, which I used to pride myself in.
It was then I decided to just step back and recharge and start rebuilding from life’s foundations.
Giving myself that time out was the best thing I did. I’m much happier, more focused, driven and passionate than I was two months ago. I’ve been able to manage my time a lot better, so I’m present where I’m meant to be 100 per cent of the time. I’ve started up new routines with friends and family; I see my dad, brother, sister and grandparents for Sunday lunch and then drive to my mother’s house afterwards for dinner. I see my friends regularly for Vegan food, coffee, high tea and beach hangs. Also making time to see The Man whenever our rosters allow it.
With this comeback I’ve changed a few things on the blog: I have a new central email address that everyone can reach me on [hello-at-reeseatomic.com.au] I’ve moved regular posts around and going to be introducing new ones. AND, the most exciting part is that I’m working on REESE ATOMIC v3.0. So, a brand new spankin’ layout will be gracing the screens soon!
Much thanks goes to my beautiful friends, both online and offline. Thank you to Kimmi for your worldly advice and Chelsea for just always having my back and Rach for keeping my secret for so long and just being a beautiful, wonderful friend. And to everyone who sent me tweets, emails and texts showing your support. It’s those wonderful kind words that has kept me going and given me passion to do what I love to do. So, THANK YOU!
These kitten habits you’re still doing when you’re almost five years old has GOT TO STOP! Although you’re not the smartest cat in the world, you know the routine. It hasn’t changed since you were a kitten, it’s not going to change now.
I have no idea how the yellow thread incident became bigger than it needed to be, but I’m just glad we didn’t have to rush ourselves to see your doctor in a hurry. Everyone LOVED your bird bath video on Instagram too.
You’ve taken up SO much of year already! You and your loser of a boyfriend. Is there nothing better to talk about other than me? I pity you and your pathetic little life. So insecure, you’ve still got to have a go at me.
Thank you for the late night nights. Thank you for living 400m away from me. Thank you for looking after LC for the night. Thank you for the sound advice. Just thank you for being my bestie. You’re the best!
I miss my friend.
Dear Tea (particularly Turkish Apple)
You’re just amazing! Especially whilst I was in bed on Tuesday evening, reading my book, with the crazy weather outside. It made me so glad and thankful to be in a warm bed.
We need to see more of each other.
It never ceases to amaze me how alike we really are. I can’t believe we both had good and bad days – on the same days this week! We’re much closer than best friends. You are my kindred. My sister. What am I going to do without you next week when you’re jetsetting all over the world again?