Comparisons

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about comparisons. Comparing ourselves to other people is a bit too common in our everyday lives for my liking. Let’s start with the basics. I see comparisons happening in two main ways. Option 1: We listen to other people talk about themselves and we then, knowingly or unknowingly, compare ourselves to them in our heads. Option 2: We say things about ourselves that are direct or indirect comparisons to other people, whether this is conscious or not. Or, we say something that naturally evokes a comparison-like response. Basically, we all just love to compare ourselves to each…

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Serendipity

My Saturday night consisted of curling up on the couch with a homemade pumpkin spice (green) smoothie, a Pumpkin Apple candle burning beside me, and an important movie. I just finished watching Serendipity, and it made me think about a lot of things. That’s how you know a movie is high quality. It makes you think about a lot of things. Obviously, one of those things was serendipity. It’s a big idea, and it’s one that’s pretty scary and overwhelming if you really get wrapped up in pondering it. Is there already a plan for our lives? Do we have any control…

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Queen Shonda & Pumpkin Smoothies

Thursday night was the start of #TGIT on ABC, & it was oh-so-lovely. My entire week led up to the start of #TGIT, and I’m not ashamed of that. Great television gets me pumped for life. I’m addicted to ABC shows. They’re amazing. Above all, I have a deep obsession with anything Shonda Rhimes creates. If you see “Created by Shonda Rhimes” in a show’s credits, you know you’re in for a night of kickass television. And you know it’s time to pop open a bottle of wine. I’ve been a Grey’s Anatomy lover since its humble beginnings, back when I was far too young to…

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People-Watching at the Airport

It might be strange, but I love going to the airport.     To be specific, I love going to the airport by myself, for two reasons. The first is because it is indisputably one of the best locations to people-watch, and people-watching is one of my all-time favorite activities. If you’re not into people-watching, then you’re missin’ out on alllll the free fun. Creepy? Maybe. But so worth the entertainment. The other reason I love the airport so much? Pure, mental alone time. If you haven’t already guessed, I am currently at the airport. Getting here, as usual, was a struggle. My packing…

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Being a Perfectionist: A Work in Progress

I’m currently consumed in a 90210 Netflix binge. I made it my weekend goal to finish the series, so it’s safe to say this show has taken over my life. Isn’t it peculiar how your current life struggle always coincidentally correlates with a scene or quote in the show or movie you just happen to be watching? I always think it’s the universe telling me something. Maybe it is, or maybe it’s just because movie/television plots are obviously always relatable to our life dilemmas, so we notice the similarities. Either way, it always happens. So obviously that happened to me today while I was…

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