Part of me envies the girls who manage to show up to an 8 AM class hungover with perfect hair and and make up, who look flawless in every Instagram, who get their papers done weeks in advance and edit them 5 or 6 times. I really try hard to be more like those girls, but I think I’m physically incapable.
Dads are the best!
Katy Perry got sprayed with silly string.
Now don’t get me wrong, we still have a few BASIC girls out there that do it for the “insta”, or the image or whatever you want to call it. But there are a lot of people, especially Millennials, who are actually very intentional and conscientious with their purchases. These are people who know they can make a difference, however large or small.
A few succulents in adorable, tiny pots. Because the easiest way to take a scene from “afternoon in my boring living room,” to “vaguely earthy, Kinfolk magazine-esque minimalist perfection” is a few succulents.
Every time conversation slowed in the slightest, everyone in the room swiftly drew their phones out, and the room fell quiet. This happened multiple times, with the length ranging anywhere between just a couple minutes to half an hour. All this demonstrates to me is that my friends were more concerned with keeping their Facebook updated than keeping updated with their friends in the room.
There I am. Phone to my nose. Taking in this handsome man in this monumental scene. The same, familiar moment that I used to daydream about…featuring me as the happy girl showing off her spectacular ring after he came up from one knee. I’ve never felt so alone.
Instead of sulking over the fact you’re no longer hopping your way around the world and that no-one wants to hear about it any more, take a moment to appreciate how fortunate you are to have experienced the things you have experienced.
He’s there, scaling walls and risking life and limb for the craziest and most impressive picture. Because god FORBID that damn photo get less than 400 likes.
Get your tissues, get your Adele playlist ready, and pick one of these super sad locations for the next time you need to get down with your depressed self.