“Oscar was everything you could want a friend to be. Annette was his perfect partner, creating those magical houses and gardens together, giving extraordinary seemingly effortless dinners, and always taking care of each other. She slept on a cot in the hospital every night he was there. Theirs was the greatest, most life-enhancing love affair. Last week in the hospital he said that she never wears the beautiful jewelry he gave her, and she said simply, “I have you.””—Anna Wintour’s thoughts on the passing of Oscar de la Renta. Really nicely said.
The editor in chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine has now been named editorial director, and given responsibility for Seventeen Magazine as well.
Because I’m interested in hearing about peoples thoughts on this… are women over the age of 22/23 still reading Cosmo?Are people who are at the stage in their career where they are embarking on their 2nd and 3rd jobs post-grad still reading Cosmo?
I remember being young (like 16/17) and thinking that women my age now (28) must be reading Cosmo and they must all be so sophisticated and mature and worldly and now? Any time I’ve flipped through it in the past year or so, I feel old and out of touch. When I read that the Cosmo & Seventeen audiences overlap by 50%, I was surprised and not surprised all at once. Surprised because when I was 13 and reading Seventeen, I would have never bought Cosmo. Not surprised because it seems like teens grow up A LOT faster now.
Anyway, I’d love to hear what people think. It’s something that has been floating around since I read that a couple of weeks ago. Thanks for reading my rambling.
“We chose you and your blog Lauren, because we have enjoyed reading your recipes, entertaining tips and general wisdom.”—A press pitch sent to my tumblr email address by someone who has clearly never actually read my tumblr.
i suppose that is the thing about new york. it is always a little more than you had hoped for… other places may give you a sweet and soothing sense of level; but in new york there is always the feeling of something’s going to happen. it isn’t peace. but you know, you do get used to peace, and so quickly. but you never get used to new york. -dorothy parker
It’s not something I talk about often (mainly because it rarely, if ever, comes up organically and I don’t like to bring it up on my own), but for a lot of my adult life, I’ve struggled with a multitude of issues relating to anxiety, self-confidence, and just general “negative feelings.”
Despite the fact that my friends and family normally can’t get me to shut up for more than two minutes, for a long time my coping method was to NOT talk about my problems. I’d bury them deep down inside and then just EXPLODE on my poor parents and siblings. Seriously, bless them all. I’m incredibly lucky that they’re willing to put up with so many of my antics. I’ve pulled them through the ringer more times than I ever care to admit.
Anyway, the point of all of this is that I’m BEYOND proud to be on the Flywheel Blog today sharing my Flywheel success story. I don’t think I will ever be able to fully explain what Flywheel means to me and how much it’s helped me deal with my issues, but for the first time in a really long time, I feel okay with just being me.
Suicides go up every time a celebrity commits. If you’re thinking of committing, or even self harming yourself, please give these sites a look and numbers a call. We’ll feel for you, how we feel for them.
I urge everyone: if you are struggling, if you have thoughts that scare you, if you are going through a hard time, TALK TO SOMEONE. It is the first step and the hardest, but it is the most important. People will listen to you and want to help you. You just have to let them in a little.
Vacationing and spending a lot of time with my BFFs whenever possible.
Spending more time with my family than usual (little sister got married! Without a doubt the BEST day of both of our lives so far! I’m still bursting with big sister pride at seeing her so happy.)
Having big “we’re barreling towards 30, is this where we thought we’d be? How do you deal with the reality that the answer to that question may be no?” conversations with all of my friends (and my parents).
Spending lots and lots of time Flywheel-ing/running/taking care of myself (more on that later).
Overall, I’m just a lot happier and in a better place than I’ve been in ages. Those are the big guys. How’s your summer going Tumblr?