I’ve gotten some new followers lately, so I figure this might be a good time to reintroduce myself and what F-Perfection is all about!
My name is Samantha Rae Marinelli but almost exclusively go by Sam.
I grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs. My family is gigantic – four siblings, 30+ cousins, dozens of aunts and uncles. Irish and Italian, so I like food and I like alcohol. 🙂
I LOVE SCHOOL. I went to Villanova University and graduated in 2015. I’m currently working in marketing there and pursuing my Master of Arts in Communication.
I’m obsessed with pugs and I’m honestly not even sure why but I’ll be damned if I don’t get one someday. I already picked out my future dogs’ names (Stella & Stanley) so to my future husband, I’m very sorry.
My favorite TV shows are Grey’s Anatomy, Shameless, Friday Night Lights and One Tree Hill. Currently binging House of Cards & obsessing over This is Us and Siesta Key.
My favorite movie is How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I wish I was kidding but those who know me best know I’m not. I regularly quote this movie and can watch it at any time. Also, not surprisingly, I love Christmas and Christmas Eve is my favorite day of the whole year.
My favorite colors are maroon and dusty rose pinks.
My favorite food is french fries (with honey mustard) or pizza (with ranch). But cookies are a close third. And sushi. I like food.
I love wine. All kinds. I don’t discriminate. But if you’re looking to buy me a drink a vodka soda or a whiskey ginger are safe bets.
Two things on my bucket list are to write a book and get my doctorate. No biggie. I would also love to learn how to play the cute blue acoustic guitar I got for Christmas five years ago. Maybe someday!
So what about F-Perfection…
I’ll tell you our story. I’m sure you’re wondering what the “F” stands for. It stands for exactly what you’re thinking. Yes, that dirty word.
As a lifelong, self-proclaimed, tried-and-true, overachieving perfectionist, perfection is something that has been more than just a goal to strive for. More often than not, for me, it’s what gets in the way of being truly happy.
This past year has been a year of clarity for me and let me tell you, it’s been a longtime coming. I’ve spent more time in my almost 24 years of life struggling with the impossible end goal of perfection. Then I said f*** it. What am I so worried about making mistakes for? Why am I beating myself up over the choices I’ve made, whether it’s eating the damn cookie or texting the guy first? Why do I feel like I need to have it all together?
For me, the best thing about life is that it’s not perfect. I am so thankful for the life that I have and for everything that I’ve worked so hard for–but I’ll be the first to admit that I am a hot mess 99% of the time. And that’s being generous. This blog is going to be a place for me to be completely honest and open and write about things that happen to me, to people my age and to people in my life. It’s not going to be perfect but it’s going to be authentic. Because that’s all that really matters anyway, right?
My fascination with perfection & why we crave it has crept into my studies and I’m hoping to direct my Master’s thesis in that area. Stay tuned 😉 #nerdlife.
Until then, Here’s the kind of posts you can expect from me:
- Ramblings about life, love, things that bug me or make me excited… anything and everything.
- My favorite things that I think people I know would love (this can be anything from what I binge watched to my favorite drink of the month)
- Fashion & beauty posts
- Music playlists, because music gets me through every single day
- Roundups of cool (or terrible) things that happened to me
- Food & cocktail ideas every now and then
- Guest posts from people I love, admire or just think are plain awesome about things they love, admire or have gone through to become the awesome people that they are
So, thanks for joining me! Tell me a little about you in the comments below!