IT’S ALMOST CHRISTMAS, Y’ALL! I am obsessed with the holiday season for a number of reasons, but mainly because it feels so cozy.
I have so many friends who love December because it gives them an excuse to watch holiday goodness on television, but I’ve never been able to relate. I’m not a big movie person (much to Vagner’s disappointment), so Christmas movies don’t really have an effect on me. Holiday smells are a different story.
When Bustle offered me a part-time job as a lifestyle writer, I was stoked.
I was excited for the opportunity to work on content I’d be passionate about, but there were three magic words that sealed the deal: WORK. FROM. HOME.
If you didn’t know about my Lilly Pulitzer obsession, surprise! I gave up on the brand around the same time I gave up on my sorority in college, but I’ve returned –– and I can’t get enough.
The resort 2017 collection is honestly one of my favorite lines Lilly has ever done. I won’t bore you with too many boring words, but I will say that this collection has had a serious impact on my bank account (sorry, Vagner). At least credit card points are a thing.
Taking a perfect Instagram photo is a process.
First, I have to get Vagner on board. (This is often the hardest part.) Then, I pick an unassuming stranger or friend and sweetly ask, “Can you take a quick picture of us?”
When I had my first panic attack, I hadn’t yet experienced puberty, let alone serious mental distress. Sunday School taught me enough about God that I knew how things would play out: I’d pray, get healed, and never deal with it again.
Oh, if only it were that simple.