This Taylor Swift article in New York Magazine
It’s lengthy but I enjoyed the read.
This HILARIOUS story of a guy who live tweeted a breakup on the roof of his apartment.
Mindy Kaling’s accurate descriptions of life as a teen in the 90s vs teens now.
“I would die if I were 15 and had to fill out a Facebook profile PLUS a Twitter bio PLUS update an Instagram to make myself appear cool and beguiling. And that’s all on top of doing homework and chores and stuff… I basically would have never completed high school if social media had existed.”
Writing VS Typing:
“As a teen, I was forced to handwrite essays. In cursive, guys. Do you even know what cursive is? It’s this pretentious, fancy handwriting so annoying it makes you want to curse. Actually, do you even know what handwriting is?”
Bravo’s 3 new reality shows coming in Jan!
Blood, Sweat & Heels
100 Days of Summer
You can read about each show and watch a preview at the link above. I’m most excited for Toned Up because I recently discovered Tone It Up workouts and I think they’re great. I’m hoping the show will be entertaining.
More snapshots of Beyonce filming her video.
Beyonce has been filming this video forever and promising a new album forever but she’s Beyonce and can do whatever she wants and we should just be thankful she lets us breathe the same air as she does. The end.
This look back on 10 years of Love Actually
OK first of all, HOW DID I NOT KNOW THAT RICK FROM WALKING DEAD WAS THIS GUY!?!???!?!? My mind is blown. I didn’t discover this until doing this post. Anyway, ONTD put together a look back at some of the cast which you can check out here and the movie has been on Netflix for about a month. Go watch!! Still one of my favorites.
Top 5 moments of any movie ever, I don’t care what you say!
And lastly, CATCHING FIRE!!!!
It technically opens today but a lot of people have seen it already. I’m waiting until a matinee showing on Monday because I have plans for Fri/Sat and I want to read Catching Fire again before I see it. I also just couldn’t miss Scandal Thursday night and I’m too old to make it at work on Friday after a midnight showing of a movie. I can’t wait to see this though! Hunger Games was one of 2 movies I’ve ever gone to a midnight showing for and I was THOROUGHLY impressed with how close to the book it was. I’m hoping for the same with this movie.
I’m still linking up with Chimerikal for her GRAD-ITUDE 101 challenge and I’ve really enjoyed doing the posts. You can see the ones I’ve done so far here. Today I want to focus on expressing my gratitude for a change in perspective and personal growth I’ve gone through throughout this year.
Life is funny. I’m now a firm believer in life/the universe/God (whatever you believe in) putting things in your life at the perfect time. I’ve taken the past 6-8 months to really look at the person I was and work to change behaviors I didn’t like. And because I was on my own journey of personal growth things came into my life to help me with that journey. People would mention a book that I should read or I would have someone/something test my new-found patience/peace and with each test, book, or person that came into my life was a lesson I learned and a way to keep growing and changing my perspective.
It is one thing to think or even say that you want to change but when you start realizing that you are applying principles you’ve learned to everyday life and that you are actually changing and growing as a person it is a beautiful thing. Growth doesn’t happen for everyone at the same time and for some people it seems to stop completely. There were so many opportunities for me to become stagnant in life and be complacent and I’m thankful that I didn’t allow that to happen to myself. Knowing your flaws, having real perspective, and acknowledging that you have room to grow are not qualities that everyone possesses and even I didn’t truly grasp this until this year.
Over the past 8 months or so I’ve completely changed my thinking. I’ve turned into one of those annoyingly positive people who I discovered really aren’t all that annoying. I’ve learned and seen firsthand that your thoughts shape your reality and because of that I make sure I’m thinking peaceful, happy, loving, and positive thoughts. I work on this every single day. I am thankful for all the growth I’ve experienced in these months and the changes in the way I think and view things and I cannot wait to continue changing and growing. I finally got out of my own way and decided to be a better person and if that’s not something to be grateful for, I don’t know what is!