Friday, January 23, 2015

Thinking Out Loud

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Hi readers, if there are any of you. Yet. Hopefully?

I am reviving one of my many attempts at blogging tonight for a few reasons, the primary of which is that sometimes it is crucial to Just Do Me. Up until now, I've written some listicles for various sorority-ish platforms and essentially sold myself short, because sometimes I like to imagine that I have a little bit of talent. That kind of thing is definitely fun, don't get me wrong, but for the most part it lacks substance. Maybe I'll still give you "5 Killer Holiday Outfits" or whatever, but not all the time, and not necessarily for views.

My dad says that Bryan (my boyfriend) and I are the only people in the world who watch Aaron Sorkin's HBO series The Newsroom. We don't just watch it, we obsess over it, and we are totally okay with being its entire fan base. In an episode a couple weeks ago, Hallie and Jim break up because Jim has an issue with Hallie getting a cash bonus when her articles get a certain amount of hits online. Jim's an "old media" kind of guy and believes in truth and integrity and lots of other dusty moral qualities. News reporting is hard and maybe not my cup of tea, so my point is that it's time to stop doing anything to get Hallie's cash bonus.

This, I guess, leads me to a loose (and late) New Year's Resolution. I am going to make more decisions for me and worry less about how others will perceive them. I am going to work on worrying less about other people when they're just doing whatever floats their boat. More live and let live. More living my dash, something I'll get to later on. My little resolution here is leading me to make some big decisions, but that's more for another post.

Thanks for bearing with me. Actually, why do I care if you did? This resolution is tough already.


  1. Welcome to the blogosphere lovely! I can't wait to read more from you :) I think it is an amazing resolution, I had a similar one (just not caring about what other people might think and live my life the way I want to) and I have never been happier! I just followed you, it would be great if we can support each other! I hope you'll enjoy blogging as much as we all do here <3

  2. My mother used to say to me over and over and over...."What do you care what they think, be yourself." You only get one chance at this life, your youth is the best time to follow your dreams because they are so strong. As we get older, the realities of the world and our situations filter in and prevent us from 'just doing it'. You are wise to follow them now as it will help you stay in touch with them and keep them in the forefront as you follow your journey in life. I am proud of your decisions as I am sure your family is too. Not always easy, but certainly the easy way out is the least rewarding. Keep it up!

  3. Stalking your archive because I'm officially in love with your blog. I love The Newsroom! It's one of my favourite shows and I was so sad to see it end.

    Anika [hej + bonjour]