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INTERNET ROUND UP

Chloe Gordon

READ 

I read this short passage on Tumblr the other day and my mind was blown. I always think about getting into ruts with what I physically do each day, but I’ve never really thought about the ruts we’re in with things we don’t think about as often — especially when it comes to words. Toc-Tic is just wrong. 

WATCH

If I could choose any famous person’s sense of humor to take for my own it would, hands down, be Steve Harvey. He’s hilarious and I always find myself watching his “best of” videos on YouTube, especially when I’m in need of some cheering up. This video is one of my favorites, and that little boy.. SO CUTE. 

Confession, when I looked up the link to this video I got distracted by all of the Little Big Shot videos so watch all of them haha. 

LISTEN

In honor of my friends going to his concert this week, I decided to share RUFUS DU SOL. I love his song “Sundream” and think you guys should give it a listen. It’s kinda bumpin’ but also chill. The perfect summer night song. 

SHOP

I’m working at Anthropologie this summer and it’s dangerously awesome. I want to spend my paychecks on literally everything in the store and it’s taking all of my will power not to purchase one of each. However, a lot of my co-workers have been purchasing this jumpsuit and I’m dying to try it on. Jumpsuits never look that great on me, but I’m convinced I need it. 

SEE

Something about this photo illuminates summer. Maybe it’s the fleetingness of it — summer is here and then gone in the blink of an eye. Maybe it’s the black and white. Maybe it’s the bare feet on the pedals. All I see is summer.

Summer Reading

Chloe Gordon

My parents moved across the country during my freshman year of college. I was super pumped that they moved because it meant that I could go to Florida during all my school breaks, but even though my family has moved a ton in the past, this has been the hardest move. I think going from constant social interaction to just knowing my mom, dad, and brother is a little weird. It’s like if you go from eating chocolate cake every night after dinner to just having fruit for dessert. Not terrible, but a drastic change, ya feel?

Every time I come home for more than a week I’m bored outta my mind. I don't have any friends here (AT ALL) so I live that fictional friendship life (i.e. books and movies and TV shows).  I’ve been looking for a list of good books and can’t really find one so I decided to make a list in case anyone else is looking for some good summer reads. 

These are some of my all time favorite books, and if you have any recommendations for books I should read, feel free to leave them in the comments! 

The Impossible Fortress
Attachments
Orphan Train
American Wife
The Selection
Bossypants
The Glass Castle

And these are the ones on my radar that I want to read soon: 

Men Without Women
The Swans of Fifth Avenue
The Rules Do Not Apply
The Mothers
The Girls
The Nest
Difficult Women
Sorry To Disrupt The Peace
The Thousandth Floor
Modern Lovers

Thanks for reading! 
xox
Chloe

FAILING

CollegeChloe Gordon

Let’s talk about failure. 

FAILURE.

The word kind of makes my heart beat faster, my palms clammy, and my head feel a little fuzzy. It’s not something I enjoy talking about, let alone feeling.

I hate failing. I mean it’s not like I know anyone who actually enjoys failing, but it’s the worst feeling in the world. And the weird thing is that everyone’s definition of failure is a little different. 

I just failed a test. Like failed failed. The second I got out of my class I ran to the nearest empty place on campus, called my mom, and cried. I didn’t even know I needed to cry but the second I told my mom I failed I just lost it. 

photo scan taken by my amazing amazing amazing mom 

photo scan taken by my amazing amazing amazing mom 

And you know what she said? She said life goes on. She told me that there are ups and downs and everything in between. She said that currently, I’m having a down but it’s not the end of the world. Life. Goes. On. 

I might have to drop the class but I’m not a failure. One test, one class, one semester doesn’t define who I am as a person. I still have so many gains in front of me — maybe failures too, but those only make the good things seem even better.  

So if you’re ever feeling down or like you’re a failure, know that you’re not. It might seem terrible and irreversible in the moment, but even a day later life can seem so much better. You are amazing, and your grades don’t and shouldn’t determine your self worth.

Thanks for reading! 
xox
chloe