Ladies and Gentlemen, Theys, Thems, and everyone in between, welcome to the 2020 Quarantine Music Awards! This awards program is brought to you by me, and will be hosted by yours truly. Also me. So sit back and get ready to delve into the songs that got me through this difficult job-losing-depressing-virus-ridden year.
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a... - "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement Clarke Moore
It can be difficult to make decisions, but it's something we have to do every day. What will I have for dinner? Is today the day I finally clean my car? Should I like my ex's Instagram post? A study from Cornell estimated that the average adult makes 35,000 remotely conscious choices each day. That's a lot of decisions!
I lived in Paris for a year, and I'm dying to go back. When I lived there in 2018, I was an au pair and an English teacher. I didn't even live in Paris proper. My apartment was in a small suburb on the outskirts of Paris. I worked around 60 hours a week, so I didn't have much time to explore Paris at all. Not to mention I was broke, and Paris can be très cher.
I don't remember the moment I became obsessed with South Korea. Maybe it was the first time I went to Korean BBQ, in my hometown and had the most delicious plate of sticky rice and tender seasoned pork.
Thankful for plot twists? It may sound strange, but hear me out. What gets you out of bed in the morning? What keeps your life exciting? When things seem hopeless, what keeps you trudging through life's muddy waters?
Y’all. Am I the only one who doesn’t have a set workout routine? When I think of exercise, I don’t imagine a planned list neatly organized in sets of reps. If I tried to workout that way, I would give up after a week. Hour long pilates videos and weight-lifting have never worked out for me. Instead, I like to think of working out as a set of activities that I enjoy doing throughout the day. Everyday.
I'm going to be honest. I'm bad at makeup. I'm good at baking cakes, but not at baking my face. By the end of the day I'm beat, but my makeup is certainly not on fleek. But that doesn't stop me from having fun with beauty products. And I can proudly say, at 28, I have finally found a makeup and skincare routine that works for me. It only took about a decade of trial and error.