I just wanted to get in a tumblr post saying,
in the words of the goddess DVF,
“The most important relationship you have in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. Because no matter what happens, you will always be with yourself.”
Don’t bother comparing yourself to other people or chasing after a dream that isn’t yours or using someone else’s standard of success as your own. A family friend recently graduated from college and she’s constantly been talked about by my parents as an amazing role model… and she is. She is incredibly smart and she’s going to UC Berkeley as a PhD candidate. But once I started college and started being on my own and creating my own attainable goals, I became much more fulfilled and happier, and it made me realize that the relationship I had with myself before was built on my parent’s expectations of me, much of which depended on their observations of other people.
So, in short, be happy with the person you hope to become and don’t ever stop reaching for the stars.
Covert Affairs (for those who haven’t watched and been hooked), USA Network
Meet Annie Walker (Piper Perabo),
Speaker of seven languages
Christian Louboutin wearer
Tae kwon do master
… and glamorous CIA spy.
Watch Annie fight battles, both personal and professional, all in high fashion, of course.
Favorite non-profit organization: Vital Voices
Favorite artist: Claude Monet
Favorite color: turquoise
Favorite Starbucks drink: green tea creme frappuccino
Favorite Ivy League school: Yale
Favorite designer: Chanel
1. Enjoy the Sun!
2. Visit as many beaches as I can
3. Take every opportunity to wear oversized shades
4. Fly a kite
5. Collect seashells
6. Take pictures of everything I see
7. Visit the MFA
8. Read at least 20 books
9. Study organic chemistry
10. Plan get-togethers with old friends
11. Go jogging as much as possible
12. Learn to drive
I am a lover of fashion and photography,
an aspiring doctor,
I am enthralled by 19th century British literature,
enamored with architectural designs from the Renaissance,
in love with science and math,
a fan of Euler’s number e,
a proponent of public health,
The classic Chanel Chain Bag, my ideal accessory and evidence that great iconic fashion exists.
And Anya Rozova, one of my favorite fashion models, of ANTM fame.