It’s official, guys! Taylor Swift will be performing at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, according to Taylor’s Facebook.
You must understand my joy. This combines two of my absolute favorite things in the world–Victoria’s Secret and Taylor Swift. Therefore, you should expect there was a loud gasp when I learned of the news.
Taylor posted the following image on her Facebook, and shortly thereafter most social mediums were blowing up: Twitter, Instagram, you name it.
In honor of Taylor performing at the VS Fashion Show, which will film tomorrow and air Dec. 10 on CBS, I leave you with the wise words of the Red singer.
1. “Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death.”
2. “Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.”
Be fearless and be kind to people. Walk on, angels. Walk on.
It’s that time of year again–Holiday cups are back at your local Starbucks, or, if you live in the Midwest, then also at Caribou Coffee.
The holidays are a time for tradition–twinkling lights, snow, family and friends, and the colors of the season. But, some things fall short of tradition.
Let’s take a look at how the competition’s cups stack up against each other.
Starbucks Holiday Cup.
Caribou Coffee Holiday Cup.
As you can see, Caribou’s holiday cup is dominated by a pale blue color, and reads “Winter Wonderland” sprinkled with snowflakes, which captures the essence of winter.
Whereas, the vibrant red Starbucks features the outline of Christmas tree ornaments, which is accented by the green Starbucks logo. In all things holiday, tradition is important. What’s more traditional than red and green at Christmastime? In this instance, Caribou’s cup is anti-climactic. It falls short of holiday expectations.
Despite Caribou’s lacking holiday cup design, we’ll continue sipping on our Ho Ho Mochas or Peppermint Mochas.
It’s been far too long since I’ve written a post — far too long. Life has been busy, and a lot has happened in the past few months, but I’ve missed the therapy–if you want to define it as such–that writing provides.
Recently I jumped on the bandwagon of HBO’s hit TV show, Girls. You’re probably thinking to yourself, “You just started watching it. What’s wrong with you?!” In an episode from season one, Marnie begins analyzing her life, as she has just broken up with her boyfriend and was fired from her job. We’re always moving forward — That’s life. Things are always changing. But I constantly find myself thinking about where I want to be and overanalyzing every situation that presents itself.
I’m going to take the words out of Marnie’s mouth. “Sometimes being inside my own head is so exhausting it makes me want to cry.” Rarely do I find myself crying, but it hinders my ability to enjoy everything I have right now. It stops me from fully embracing these moments because I’m constantly thinking of where I want to go, or where I “should” be.
So, what’s the moral of the story? Stop worrying. Or, try to worry less. Be present in every moment, and know there’s always a lesson to be learned that will help you in future endeavors. And ultimately, worrying and overanalyzing does not help — it only deters you from being your best, what ever that may be.
Do as John Mayer so eloquently put it in “The Age of Worry.” “Alive in the age of worry. Smile in the age of worry. Sing out in the age of worry. And say, ‘Worry, get out of here!’”
Well, hello world! It’s been a while since I’ve written my last post. I’ve missed you! I’ve missed writing! Most of all, I’ve missed working through my thoughts — it’s therapeutic!
In life, we’re given this narrative of what we’re supposed to do. We’re supposed to go to school. We’re supposed to graduate and get a job and live happily ever after.
It isn’t that easy though, especially if you don’t follow the path of what you’re supposed to do. It comes down to the choice of what you’re supposed to do and what you want to do.
As I watched 27 Dresses the other day, one quote struck a chord within me. As Jane, played by Katherine Heigl, walked out of her sister’s engagement party where she was supposed to be the perfect bridesmaid, Kevin, James Marsden’s character, said, “You can say no, and you can do what you want. What do you want?”
You have the power to say no. It’s your life. They’re your decisions and and you have to live with them. If the situation is not right for you, then say no. You have the authority to create the life you want on your own terms.
In the end, if you love your decisions, then you do not need other people to be happy with them.
Create your life for you. Regret nothing.