Think about your favorite comedy and ask yourself if that formula doesn’t apply. That’s what makes us love them — because we so desperately want to love ourselves. The truth is that we all want to “win” at every facet of life, and not one of us ever does.
“I never get catcalled while training.”
I don’t think some girls realize how easy it is to spot someone clearly desperate or trying to make a point on social media. Because even though you think your “#SoUgly” hashtag makes you seem humble, in reality it just makes you seem like you are fishing for compliments.
Sure, I will probably never love looking at myself in the mirror after taking my makeup off. Or hearing girls complaining about ‘breaking out’ when they just have a couple whiteheads on their forehead. But having fought with my acne for so many years, I think the best thing to do now is embrace all the qualities it has to offer.
Adventure doesn’t have to be found across the world. Find it in little moments, in spontaneity, in conversations that challenge your thinking. Embrace the confusion of this time of your life and accept it as a challenge to see and experience as much you possibly can.
There’s so much that I want to do before I settle down. A lot of that I can do with a significant other, but really only if it’s a good fit. There’s a lot of the world I haven’t seen yet that I want to see.
The myth that ‘guy BFF’s have less drama in a friendship’. That’s not true. Guys can get mood swings and jealous and hormonal. They can backbite about with the guys and can ditch you in heartbeat if they wanted too. But the point is, if your friendship is strong enough you’ll be able to withstand all the drama.
You click through the limited privacy allowed Facebook profile pictures, refrain from looking at LinkedIn because, dang it, it’ll tell them if you looked, and you read any other little tidbits that Google decides to offer up. Usually it’s funny quotes from a college newspaper or random websites they’re linked to.
I’m excited to be an Adult because I love organization and plans and lists. I also still love napping all day and eating McDonald’s and puking from drinking. I guess I don’t like the puking but I do love drinking enough to get to that point. This is a time of transitions, and like every new step in life, change happens in waves.
You will look around you and notice that there are only two people reading an actual book in the entire coffee shop. One of them is Blink by Malcolm Gladwell and as for the other, if you tilt your head, squint your eyes, and look at just the right angle you can make out the words “successful” and “startup.” And so you are reminded that even if your novel ever does get published, no one gives a shit and reads fiction anyway.