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Conquering Self Doubt

College, RANDOM STUFFChloe GordonComment

I’ve always known that I want to do something creative with my future. I don’t know exactly what this creative thing is, but I know I’m not cut out for being something conventional like a doctor, lawyer, or engineer. It’s not in my DNA, I thrive on being creative. 

However, this past semester, I started to doubt myself. I started wondering if maybe I’m not as creative as I thought. I started questioning my originality and my ability to think outside the box. It got to be so bad that I stopped pushing myself. I stopped trying new things, I stopped thinking creatively. I suppressed my “weird” thoughts and feelings.

I think I started to doubt myself because I stopped trying new things. I felt trapped in this bubble of repetitiveness. Wake up, class, eat, sleep, and repeat. I felt like I was in this cycle of never ending boringness. 

Every once in a while its so important to break the cycle and get out and do and see new things. 

A few days ago, during the first big snow of the year, I forced my friends to drive up to the mountains and take pictures. We’ve been to this spot before, but I needed to get my creative juices flowing and experience the beauty of nature with my friends. 

And you know what? That half hour of being creative and outdoors was just the wakeup call that I needed. I’m back to myself, and that’s how I know I’m not pursuing the wrong path. I’m doing the right thing with my life and future and everything is going to be fine and workout just like it’s supposed to.

Thanks for reading! 
xox
chloe

Clarisonic : Mia Fit

BEAUTYChloe GordonComment

One of my favorite parts of my day is showering. It takes me a lot of will power to work up the effort of actually getting into the shower, but once I’m there, I could stay for hours. It’s a little mini oasis in the day where you can just get lost in your thoughts and think about everything. 

I’m in a class called Creative Concepts this semester and, like the name suggests, it’s a class based and surrounded by thinking creatively. We have a ton of different projects that really get the creative juices flowing. For example, we had to create advertisements for Tinder, invent three new products (they could be absolutely anything), and also come up with the branding for a new beer. 

Most of the projects are done in pairs so we almost always have a partner to bounce ideas off of. I love working with other people on these projects because it allows me to get to know other people and how creativity works in a way. It’s funny though because when I ask most people when and where they get their ideas they almost always say, “the shower.” 

I don’t know if it’s just a college thing but almost all of us are more creative when we’re in the shower. It might be because this is literally the only time we have alone, but it could be something about the moldy white walls lit up by florescent lighting that really get us to be creative.

When I was sent the Clarisonic I was super excited because it meant that I could have an excuse to stay in the shower even longer than I already do. I used to have a Clarisonic Mia when I was in high school, and I loved it to death. I never had acne and I honestly think I have the Clarisonic to thank for it.  I’ve used the Mia Fit a few times and I absolutely love it. It seriously leaves my face feeling softer and cleaner than ever. I will most likely still be raving about it when I’m on my death bed — I’m that in love. 

Christmas is coming up and if you’re in need of some extra shower time or an acne free face — or both — I totally recommend putting it on your wish list! 

Thanks for reading! 
xox
chloe

Silver Linings

Chloe GordonComment

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about people lately. I’m not sure what it’s inspired by, if by anything at all, but it’s been on my mind a lot. I love people, learning about them, knowing what inspires them, what they’ve experienced (both the good and the bad), what their family is like, what their favorite things are, etc. 

Maybe this makes me weird. Maybe it just makes me curious, but I find it so interesting. I think what makes me most curious is the fact that not everyone is “nice.” Some people are selfish or insecure and this in turn leads to a negative cloud surrounding them. 

My friend and I were talking about negativity at dinner the other night and she said, “you know, it’s ok, the good outweighs the bad… I think.”

I think she is right. I think we are living in this amazing world with amazing people. If you look hard enough there are so many more good things than bad things. No, I’m not living in this bubble of ignorant naivety, I just think it’s important to spend more time looking for and seeing the good aspects than the maybe not so great ones. 

Sure, maybe I failed a test the other day, but I learned that I need to study harder next time. 
ure, my throat hurts a lot today, but I don’t have strep throat and the doctor that I saw was really nice. 
Sure, I really need to do my laundry and really don’t want to, but that procrastination has led me to write this post. 

I used to roll my eyes when my mom or teacher would say something about “silver linings.” I thought it was dumb and insignificant, but let me tell you, those silver linings are how you get through life. They’re how you stay optimistic. They don’t make you ignorant or naive, they make you positive and happy. 

Silver linings make the world go round. 

Thanks for reading.
xox
chloe