On Saturday I needed some inspiration. I mean how am I supposed to answer questions like What makes you happy, and What are your plans in life when I sit in my room and have distractions thrown at me from every angle? The answer to this was sitting down at a cafe with a coffee, tea, my laptop and thoughts. And most importantly no wifi. Saturday also turned out to be the best day I have had so far this fall. Knit dress: Christine Hammel, Coat: Zara, Bag: Juicy Couture, Boots: Carvella by Kurt Geiger, Belt: Marc by Marc Jacobs.So the day started out on a good note. I woke up at 10 and worked out with my mom for an hour. It just got better after that because we headed down to the city for brunch. Note the delicious food pictures below (and yes, pictures can be delicious). After the amazing lunch my mom and sister left and I stayed behind to work on my college supplements (The horror, the horror… ). A woman and a man entered the cafe and sat down at the table next to mine. She was wearing the most amazing leather pants- the Iconic Chanel bag, beautiful blond hair, and Black Missoni top didn’t hurt either. Well, being my extroverted (i.e. no filter between head and mouth) self, I told her that I admired them. She told me that they had been admiring how hard I was working. And you wouldn’t believe it, but this commenced a one-and-a-half hour discussion about everything from female leadership to Ivy League universities to answering fundamental life questions.
Thinking back on the conversation gives me a smile that just won’t go away. Toasted walnuts with honey-glazed Chèvre. AKA my ultimate dream salad! After the wonderful cafe visit I went to Anna’s Julebord, Christmas dinner, with our entire friend group. I got to eat wonderful steak, inhale (literally) mousse, and air my new Jimmy Choos! Also, my best friend Hanna Laird got into Middlebury!!!!!!! Which just completely made my day, and as all the people on the bus probably heard, make me ecstatic and almost start crying. Hanna if you are reading this, I want you to know that I am so proud of you, and that no one else could me more deserving of that acceptance!
As a final note, pictures of the Julebord will come soon. So what really is the moral of the story that I have told?
Take Risks! Complement that woman for the fabulous boots she is wearing, or for her leather pants. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind, because when you do really magical moments can arise.