tl;dr • many things aren’t forever. but they can still be forever meaningful & hold a place in your heart ❤️. oh, also...I colored these pants 👖 blue to match with a fall 🍁 mood even though they were pink 🌸 🤷🏼♀️
1️⃣ year ago, I moved to San Francisco 🌁 to start my career. 👩🏼🎓 I remember the first night I got there crying 😢 because I felt so lonely (okay, and maybe also because my mattress didn’t get delivered in time lol). The 9 months I lived in San Francisco were exciting —but hard. 👀 I will always be #EastCoastBestCoast, but the move taught me so much. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
...it was also the most incredible learning experience ‼️ Getting up at 5 A.M. to catch the @linkedin bus 🚌 to Silicon Valley, making some lifelong friends 👩🏼👩🏾👩🏻👩🏼👱🏻👩🏻👱🏾 through @linkedin’s BLP program, going hiking in Marin, exploring Sausalito — there were really so many wonderful parts of the west coast. Including the sunsets. 🌅 Damn. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As wonderful of a place as it was — it just wasn’t my home. 🏡 🤔 I missed New England falls. 🍁 I missed being able to come back from school, zip up to @kaybegg 🚗 and let myself into the house and hang out. Go on Philly adventures 👀‼️ Grab lunch 🥗 with grandma. I distinctly remember looking 👀 out the window of the airport ✈️ lounge on my last day in San Francisco 🌁 and beginning to feel overwhelmed with emotion 😩 — a feeling that I did it. I may not have become a permanent west coaster (I guess I’m not chill enough 🤷🏼♀️) but I learned so much about myself.
While I think it’s important to talk about mental health issues (I deal with many- ADD, OCD, Anxiety, Depression), I also think it’s important to talk about moments of feeling more powerful than your mental health issues ‼️ Despite what I have gone through in college, in SF, and today — I am happier than I’ve ever been being back on the east coast. I love doing my company full time 👀 — being close to my family and most of my friends. I’ll never forget SF, though, and the memories and the people will always hold a special place in my ❤️
Perfection is the enemy of profitibity.
Perfection is also the enemy of growth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Heard this quote from my favorite 🦈 @mcuban on this week’s @sharktankabc episode — it couldn’t be more true.
I’ve always tried to live my life by a similar motto — my high school yearbook quote from Pride & Prejudice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”
There’s something to be said about just diving in and going for it. Putting aside perfection; ending up so deep in the middle of something that it’s hard to remember the specific spot that marked the beginning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Also FYI, the new version of Netflix and Chill is Shark Tank and Chill 10/10 best Sunday night activity ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Philly is Phun!!!!!!! ‼️ Kerry is my best friend!!!!!!!!!! 💁🏼💁🏻 When we see 👀 each other the fun never ends!!!!! #rhyme#time#penn#syl#vania philly 2 weekends in a row lolz
🎃 NATIONAL 🎃 PUMPKIN 🎃 DAY 🎃 is apparently today!!! so here’s a pic of me awkwardly grasping a pumpkin while fixing my shoe!!!!! 😩‼️👀🔥 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
ALSO 👀🎃 Halloweekend is almost upon us!! @madelinenoble & I have a twin costume set 😈💁🏼😈 💁🏼
Cya soon Philly 😛
First “I love you” over text. 💌
Should have known what was coming next. ❌
@nytimes#ModernLove ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just entered @nytimes ➖ #ModernLove contest ⬆️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You have to describe your Modern ❤️ Story (or lack thereof) in 13 words. Also, swipe to the right! The data is from my @Harvard sociology senior honors thesis ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Comment yours ‼️🤣 or check out the “Got a 13-Word Love Story? Modern Love Wants to Hear It” article on @nytimes!! this isn’t sponsored, I’m just obsessed with @nytimes#ModernLove lol and the column was actually one of the inspirations for my @harvard senior thesis ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✏️ If you’re interested in reading 📖 more about that, first swipe to the next photo, then check out bit.ly/AuthenticSocialCB for an article I wrote 💻 on @LinkedIn talking about different elements of my thesis (hookup culture, texting, authenticity etc. and how social media relates to it all) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Also, not kidding about my 13 word story. The first time I was told I love you he sent a text. It led to many being said in real life, but it ended up not working out. Lol 🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀