#WCW: Women Crush Wednesday Has Gotten Weird

Okay, you all have seen it or done it (but I really hope you haven’t). I don’t know, there’s just something so fake about about posting pictures of people we don’t know and claiming they’re our “role model.”

The only people who care that Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus or Sofia Vergara is your “WCW” is absolutely no one. No one cares that this is your role model and yeah, it’s harsh, but it’s also true.

Telling people about who you admire is only cool and listened to if you’re actually famous, which if you’re reading this blog, you’re probably not.

I think it’s nice to have role models or individuals we aspire to be like. For example, I admire Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler, but you know what? No one cares, and if you’re anything like me, you’re very vain about your Instagram following. So I don’t post about it because I don’t want to lose more followers than I already do on a regular basis.

When I don’t see people posting pictures of celebrities they don’t know, I see men posting pictures of their girlfriends on Wednesdays. I thought we were only supposed to wear pink on Wednesdays, but apparently now we post pictures of our significant others, too. Not feeling that vibe.

It’s super cute the first time you see a guy do it. Maybe he was a giant “player” in high school and you think, “Awww! That’s so sweet, he finally settled down!” But then you start seeing the pictures EVERY Wednesday, and sometimes just every day.

There’s no way I’m the only one who feels really weird about this. It is superb that you have found love in a hopeless place former man-slut, but I really don’t need to see an announcement about it every day of the week.

If you type #WCW into Instagram here are some of the results you get: You get guys instagramming snapchats their girlfriend’s have sent them, a picture of just the guy saying he misses his significant other, or my least favorite, just the girl.

It may have gotten to the point where you feel like you’re following the girlfriend on Instagram even if you’re not. His insta account is pretty much just a shrine to his lover’s existence. This is not cute, it’s creepy and obsessive.

I’m all for Insta-ing me and my boyfriend because well, I obviously think we’re cute. However, I don’t need him to post filtered images of me every day of the week saying how adorable I am. We’re dating, not in middle school. I don’t need you to tell me you have a “crush” on me. I would think he was a psycho. It’s not cute, it’s weird.

So instead of Women Crush Wednesday let’s think, #WCW What Could We…Post Instead. Think about. Please. I beg of you.

The Most Basic NYE Resolutions & What They Really Mean

Every year we hear our friends and family swear that this next year will be different. They make promises to themselves that they will 100% not end up keeping. With 2014 coming to a close this month, you are bound to encounter people you know spewing some of the most repetitive NYE resolution lies. Brace yourselves.

Try not to blatantly laugh in their face when they tell you their goals for the coming year that will only last a week. At least let them think you kind of have some faith in them.

It drives me nuts when I hear people make these objectives for themselves, all the while knowing in 7 days these “goals” will fly right out the window. Just because you can still count backwards from 10, doesn’t mean you’re going to be anymore motivated for life the next day.

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“I’m going to go to the gym more”

Nope, no you are not. Going to the gym for a week straight and then stopping does not constitute you fulfilling this goal.

Realistically, if you wanted to go to the gym more, you already would have been going. Saying you’re going exercise more in the new year is the equivalent of saying, “I’ll start my diet tomorrow,” after you binge eat 5 pounds of carbohydrates and feel sad about yourself.

“I’m going to eat healthier”

Similar to the number of trips to the gym you are NOT going to make, you’re also not going to eat healthier. Don’t shoot the messenger, but you know I’m right. You’ll probably eat healthy for 48 hours after the ball drops, and then resort back to your old ways.

Go ahead and rate my blog 1 star, you’re still not going to live, sleep, eat and breathe wholefoods after this, you’re just not.

“No more one-night stands”

You know that friend who texts you endlessly about how she needs to hook up with someone new every weekend. Yet, the new year suddenly has made her want to be a born-again virgin. This is an interesting epiphany to have on a night that’s supposed to be celebrated by wearing a shirt as a dress and getting wasted.

Undoubtedly, this resolution will also last a week, a month TOPS. Until, she’s right back at it. This is fine, but quit kidding yourself and just do your thing.

“No more drama in my life”

Anyone who ever tells me they hate drama, usually ends up loving drama. If you hate it so much then why are you talking about? If you didn’t want dramatic things to happen then you wouldn’t need to make it a resolution, you’d already be living this lifestyle.

This person will be in a fight with her best friend by the end of the week, and spilling drinks on guys heads the next time she goes out.

Lying to yourself is hard work, so that could kind of count as exercising more, right?

Let Us Eat Cake: The VS Fashion Show Is The Time To Be Happy With Ourselves, Not Depressed

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Tonight is the night, ladies and gentlemen. The night where some of the most beautiful women in the world slap on some angel wings and strut the runway in lingerie.
God damn, they are hot.

I love watching the show, as I’m sure most women and men also do, just maybe for different reasons… Anyway, in light of the show tonight I wanted to draw attention to some really upsetting statements I always see floating around the Internet around this time.

I constantly see women comparing themselves to these models. I think it’s human nature to compare and contrast ourselves but then we move on. There’s no need to harp on the things we cannot change.

So when I see females say things like, “UHHH, they are so hot. I’m NEVER eating again,” or “Gonna go jump off a bridge because I’m not a VS angel,” I find this really disturbing. As a woman, I believe we have come a very long way in society. We have come too far to let social constructs determine our eating habits and perception of ourselves.

Come on ladies, please don’t think about yourselves in such a negative light.

However, I do understand it. It’s hard not to think this way when we’re bombarded from every angle about what being “hot” looks like. But, please keep in mind that everything society deems “sexy” or “hot” is for the most part, made up. But brainwashing is a powerful thing – kudos to the media.

I get that their bodies are awesome, and they had to put a lot of work at the gym to get those results. However, there are a lot of things they have to give up to get those bodies.

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There are moments of weakness where I see the male reactions of lust and female reactions of jealousy that make me almost wish I looked like them, but then I snap back to reality and remember I absolutely love candy, carbs and being short. I can hide really easily and no one can find me. This really comes in handy when I want to ditch people quickly.

Additionally, I will never be 5″9′, have big boobs or look like I belong on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and that’s fine by me because I have other things that I’m good at, succeed at, and feel beautiful doing.

Most of Us Will Never Be That Tall

According to the most recent statistic from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention these are the average stats for the American Woman:

Weight: 163 lbs
Height: 5″3′
Waist Circumference: 37.5 inches

The VS models and fashion models in general are preferred to be 5″9 or higher and their weight is usually around the 120ish (lbs) range.

Junk Food Is Amazing

Let us eat cake. No, really. Cake, cupcakes, candy and so forth are amazing. It’s impossible to deny. You can resist it all you want but your salivary glands will cry. I’d rather just have the cake.

It’s Not Our Career
For many models, their body is their career. They have to be healthy, fit and look good in order to get paid. Hats off to them because it does take a lot of self-control and determination. But for the rest of us, our bodies are not our careers, so why are you threatening yourself with cutting out food or beating yourself up for not looking a certain way? It’s pointless.

Enjoy the show and then further appreciate it with food you actually love. Skipping out on sweets and going to the gym 5 times a week still won’t make you 5″9′ or look like models on the cover of Vogue, and there’s nothing wrong with that, either.

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Ice Ice Baby: 7 Signs You Really Hate The Winter

Hating the cold is not something you just woke up and realized one day. No. You have always hated it. You absolutely dread watching the leaves dying and falling off the trees, exposing the branches and all their nakedness. It only means one thing: you’re next.

Winter is like that clingy friend that just never gets the hint; it always comes back and you have to deal with it. Sure, some people love the winter, but if you’re reading this, chances are, you aren’t one of them.

Once the winter months come storming through, you will mentally prepare yourself with excuses to go into hibernation. The gusts of wind cut your face and make you shiver. There are even moments where you consider buying a full face mask, you know the kind that robbers wear, just to brave the cold.

The only time you enjoy the cold is when you’re inside, and thinking about how nice it is not to be outside. We hate the winter for a million reasons, but here’s 7 that remind you just how much mother nature can suck:

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1. Layers Make You Claustrophobic

Fall was really fun. You really liked wearing cute skinny jeans with riding boots and a loose sweater. Sure, it’s not as free as shorts and a tank in the summer, but it was still nice.

Now that a polar vortex is upon you, you realize that being cute can no longer be a priority, unless you want to freeze to death. You try not to gag a little when you realize your heavy down jacket, thick leggings and boots will be the three main items of your wardrobe this season.

2. Seasonal Depression

Cold weather makes you sad. Vitamin C from the sun makes you happy. No one wants to be outside in the sun if the air is 34 degrees Fahrenheit, with a windchill making it feel like 10 degrees.

You feel confined to your living space because you’d rather remain in your warm box than venture out into the tundra that we call the outside. Thus, you are sadder.

3. You Never Want To Go Outside

Going outside would require some serious will power, and a desire to expose yourself to the elements. No thank you. You’d rather not risk frostbite. Instead, you prefer to create a nest inside your bed where you make yourself into a cocoon and binge watch Netflix.

Leaving the warmth of your bed is a fate worse than death, and no, you’re not exaggerating.

4. Your Nose Is ALWAYS Cold. Always.

There is no way to keep your nose warm, there just isn’t. It’s cold at night, it’s cold in the day. Your only method to make this better is to sleep with the covers pulled slightly over your face, but even that makes you feel like you’re suffocating a bit. Another reason why cold is a cruel act by mother nature.

5. You Count Down The Days Until Summer

The second you feel the slightest chill in the air, you’re already wishing it was summertime.

“Why do the seasons change so fast!? Summer! Summer, can you hear me?! Please come back, Summer. I’m so lonely and cold without you. I need you. I’ll do anything to see you again. I’ll appreciate you like you deserve this time, Summer!”

You longingly look at the calendar on your phone or laptop and wish that you could move through the months quicker in order to feel warmth on your skin, once again.

6.The First Snow Makes You Cry

You gaze out your window and watch the snow fall from the sky, and ask yourself why this has to happen. You just don’t understand, “What is the point, nature? Why must you freeze me and make my tears turn to ice?”

7. Winter Sports Are Your Personal Hell

People who tell you how excited they are to ski, snowboard, or anything involving activities outside confuse you. It is generally very hard for you to understand how it’s possible to enjoy below freezing weather and play games in it. Why would you do that to yourself, why?

Part of you truly wonders if people who enjoy the winter are really human. There’s just no way it’s possible to thrive in this kind of weather, right? Right.