This February goes down as one of the best months of my life. From NYC to Vegas to Turks and Caicos, I rang in 30 the best ways possible. It was truly a birthday month to remember and I am forever grateful to my parents and friends for making it happen. Now back to real life. #30feelssowright
Brianna Wiest, You Have To Be Kindest To Yourself When It Seems Least Deserved (via larmoyante)
Monica Potter looks dazzling on the red carpet!
If I had to go to a black tie event tomorrow I would ask for this dress.
Anonymous asked: Have you ever been a shy person? In many situations I am so shy that I start to hate myself for it and I think that it's holding me back in so many areas (work, friendships, love). I just don't know what to do and you often provide the most lovely advice.
I am staying with a friend right now who is one of the most incredibly inspiring and achieved people I know. She is also beautiful and generous. She has legs and energy for days, a dream job, a separate business she started from scratch where all proceeds go to charity, and she has traveled all over the world. But, I found myself laying in bed next to her last night saying, “You know you’re not broken, right? I hear you saying things about yourself like you’re broken.” Everyone, even the people who seem the most something (outgoing, energetic, driven, even-keeled, etc. etc.), has their own struggles and feelings of not enough or too much. I hear you talking like you’re broken here, too.
Shy is not something I have ever really been, no. I have anxiety from time-to-time that can transfer over to social situations and I imagine shyness falls somewhere on that same spectrum.
Whenever I don’t like a part of myself, I try to find something good in it. I know that I sometimes interrupt people. I can’t stand that I do it. But, I also know that it comes from wanting to make the other person feel accepted and understood. Hating yourself is only going to make it worse. Are there some good aspects to your shyness? You’re a great observer? You remember little details of people or places that others do not? You never interrupt anyone?
Any personality “flaw” can swallow you whole if you let it. Can make you feel like bits of your are rattling around broken. Try accepting that this is one part of you and then giving yourself a challenge each day if it is something you want to change. Smiling at someone in a coffee shop or talking to a friend about feeling shy or putting yourself out there in some way that is a little bit scary. Our minds are incredible things and, I believe, can be trained to think differently if we slowly work at it while treating ourselves with kindness and patience.
If none of that helps, please know there are people in the world, myself included, who do not see shyness as coldness or indifference or weird, but as people who will open up beautifully if you take the time to get to know them.
This is beautiful.
Never forget 3 types of people in your life:
- Who helped you in your difficult times.
- Who left you in your difficult times.
- Who put you in difficult times.
So so good
remember when for 3:50 minutes NBC executives aired this Brotherhood of Man commercial and actually made the world a better place instead of screwing up and sending nbc down into a pit of burning flames
this is the most incredible video in the world
Unknown (via madnessandhoney)
Kelton Wright (via itsnevertoolatefornow)
Things I Wish I Knew How To Do (Michelle K.)
Oh, just seven wonderful things (I really really want) for Christmas:
My life motto
If you have 10 minutes, do yourself a favor and watch this. Disney villans take on the “Cell Block Tango” from Chicago.
wow - really clever and well done.
This is so so good
To this day this remains my favorite line from any movie ever