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Live in the Moment

Chloe Gordon

I think sometimes, we go through life living for the future. In middle school all we want is to be in high school. In high school all we want is the freedom of college. In college we just want to live a life without homework and studying. It’s this dreaming of the future that keeps us from living our best in the moment. 

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Sure, I’m guilty of laying in bed waiting for time to pass. I’m guilty of not enjoying the moment because all I can do is dream about how great the next hour or tomorrow or the next day is going to be. But, I’m challenging myself to enjoy every little second and every little moment. For example, last night I was walking to meet a friend. Usually, on my walk all I do is think about how excited I am to get to my destination and see my friend. But this time I changed my mindset. I enjoyed my walk through campus. I took in all the buildings, the people, the stars in the sky. It was one of the best walks I’ve ever been on. It allowed me to feel more peaceful, more content, and more inspired by the moment. 

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So next time you find yourself wishing away the present because you’re so involved in focusing on the future I challenge you to pause. Pause your thoughts and become content with the moment. Breathe. Think. Be Mindful.

false facade

RANDOM STUFFChloe Gordon

I was talking with my friend the other day and we decided that we live in the peak of human existence.

We’re living in a time where the climate is changing, but it’s still livable.
We’re living in a time where education on any given topic is, quite literally, at our fingertips. 
We’re living in a time where people get along, peace is essentially widespread (for the most part). 

The human species is thriving, surviving, and grasping on. 

However, we live in a time of false facades. We edit our photos to perfection, from which these photos were hand selected from a batch of twenty “identical” ones. 

It’s easy to make a bad smoothie from a hole in the wall smoothie shop look like the most tropical, exquisite, delectable purchase. 

It’s easy to make a less than stellar day spent moping around in your pajamas thinking about how awful everything is look like a cute lazy day spent with your more than perfect and snuggly cat. 

Our social media accounts are higlight reels. The best of the best. The hand picked perfect pictures. 

I was pretty bored yesterday and decided to photoshop my face onto an overweight girl from the internet to depict my break just to send to my best friend. She thought it was hilarious so I posted it to my Facebook just for the heck of it. 

And you know what? It has more likes than my profile picture. I’m not saying likes are everything — they’re quite far from it, actually — but I thought it was interesting. I shared a relatable and funny picture and it was noticed because no one else really posts pictures that are less than perfect of themselves. 

Why? Because of the facade of perfection that has been mindlessly placed on our generation. Your life doesn’t have to LOOK perfect to FEEL perfect. Push yourself outside of your comfort zone and live for more than the perfect picture. FEEL happy don’t just LOOK happy. 

We might be living in the peak of existence, but maybe it just looks that way? 

Thanks for reading! 
xox
Chloe

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FASHIONChloe Gordon

I feel like little black dresses have been under appreciated lately. I haven’t been hearing much about them and it kind of depresses me. I’ll be the first to say it: I’m a minimalistic fashionista. I don’t like all the bells and whistles. The simpler the better. Honestly, if I could just wear jeans and a striped tee everyday and not feel like a cartoon character (the ones that never change clothes) then I would be my happiest. Instead, I scramble everyday to find a variation of that outfit. 

Recently, Tobi.com reached out to me to work together and I couldn’t have been more excited. Before they reached out I had purchased a sweater and a suede jacket, and let me tell you, they are two of the most awesome pieces I’ve ever order online — which is saying a lot! 

Anyway, I picked out this little black dress and I fell in love with it. It’s a little different that “just a dress” because of the cutout and thefitted waistline. I’m obsessed. This dress will most likely be making an appearance at my sorority formal in the spring, and I can’t wait. 

I think the reason I most love little black dresses is the fact that they can be worn with anything. Like you could totally dress it up with fancy heels and bag and necklace, or dress is down with some booties a cargo jacket and big bag. The options are endless, even for a minimalistic person like me! 

Let me know which outfit you like better in the comments below: casual or fancy. 

dress | fancy: shoes | bag | necklace  | casual: shoes | bag | jacket 

Thanks so much for reading! 
xox
Chloe