It’s a rainy Saturday afternoon and I’m writing you from my boyfriend’s kitchen counter. I’m staring at the full cup of coffee I microwaved twice this am before abandoning for a Cutwater Moscow mule (maybe two) while watching my boyfriend prep us dinner for later this evening. We both commented about how we wish it wasn’t raining so we could get a, b, & c done today but secretly I love the rain (as long as I’m watching it from indoors, cozy, with absolutely zero reason to leave the house). I’m sure I’d feel differently if I lived anywhere other than California were it wasn’t 70 degrees and sunny 95% of the time.
In between searching for Taylor Swift Merch off Poshmark and perusing Béis Travel for my future dream luggage (the normal rainy day activities), I can’t help but think to myself that in 6 months time these are the days I will be missing.
Earlier this morning I was talking to one of my friends about how sometimes life’s biggest curveballs turn out to be better than we expected, maybe even things we didn’t realize we needed. Two years ago I abruptly quit my job, ended a stale relationship, put notice on my apartment I had been living at for more years than I could count on a single hand, and started a new chapter in my life. Not everything turned out the way I expected or wanted, but I lived on the beach for a year, had a job that made me excited to get up each morning, and met the the love of my life. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
What if I hadn’t made those changes?
In the last few months things have been rapidly changing, almost all at once. My first thought is to be scared and worried for what the future might bring (or not bring), but I’m trying to practice what I preach and be hopeful and excited for what’s to come. The past two years have been some of the happiest in my life and it all boils down to looking at the glass half full, no matter how difficult that might be.
One quote comes to mind that I so desperately clung to when I was on the search for love:
WHAT’S MEANT FOR YOU WON’T PASS YOU BY
We spend most of our days worrying about what will or won’t happen to us that we forget to enjoy life in the moment. I’m a strong believer that the second I let go of what other people thought of me and embraced that things that happened to me were out of my control but how I chose to react to them wasn’t, my life changed for the better.
So I’ll leave you with this: life’s hard, don’t make it harder on yourself. Also, buy the shoes.
Things that made me excited this week:
- I spent three days building this custom landing page for my Instagram/Tiktok and I’m really proud of it. Most people won’t understand it but I’m so proud and excited to have my own self-hosted page and not having to use a 3rd party like Link Tree! It’s meant to be viewed in mobile view so don’t judge too hard if you’re reading this on a desktop computer! All of my videos, blogs, and links update in real time to make it easy for anyone to navigate and find anything Young Broke & Glamorous. It’s also aesthetically pleasing – people are more likely to click on photos so I’m happy that all of my thumbnails pop up and give people a preview of my content 😊
- Taylor Swift merch. Seriously I don’t know what’s gotten ahold of me but I’ve been scouring Taylor’s website and Poshmark for any and all the merch. As I stated before, I’m not quite sure when I became a super fan, but I’m here and I’m still on the hunt for this gem that was an Urban Outfitter’s exclusive when she re-released the RED album 😍
- Drinking anything and everything out of a fancy glass. I’ve been on a Shirley Temple kick lately and to make them feel more special I’ve been drinking them out of gigantic red wine glasses. Tiktok introduced me to this Anthropologie coffee mug and I took it at a sign that the letter “E” was one of the few left in stock that I needed it immediately. Zero regrets.