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I’m Feeling 22, Too…

I don’t know about you, but I’m feelin’ 22 and it feels a hella bit different than Taylor Swift described it.

If you didn’t watch the video that I so conveniently provided for you, basically she notes how fun and carefree being 22 is. It’s a perfect time to party! Wear sparkly clothes! Go swimming! Dress like hipsters. (Period because hipsters don’t do exclamation points.) And SO.MUCH.MORE!!!

My perspective is a bit different. While I’ve loved being 22 so far, it is much more stressful than our girl Swifty would like you to know. For one, it’s the age most of us are when we graduate college. “That’s great,” you say, “No more school!” True, but for the majority of us that don’t get our “dream job” or even an entry-level position that can be worked into our “dream job” right after graduation, it feels like we’ve failed. It also feels like the time that we have to make a lot of hard decisions about where we want to go next, while also being a time that we have steadily increasing debt with rapidly decreasing bank accounts. (Granted, I probably should’ve made fewer trips to Moe’s…but a gal needs her comfort food in times of uncertainty!) Finally, it feels like a time that we need to truly become adults though we might not be ready.

We’ve never had this much freedom to do whatever we want and to make some big decisions, and it’s scary. We’ve always had another year of school to look forward to, to put off the inevitable “real world” of 9-5’s, cubicles, and ugly business attire. But we’re told 22 is the time to hop in, full force, and I just seem to be flailing around.

I’m discovering, however, that it’s ok to not know exactly what is going to happen next, just as long as I keep looking forward. I’m trying to learn to embrace change (I won’t say with open arms though, because we all know I’m not a hugger.) So I guess, in a way, Taylor is right. (UGHHHHHHHHH.) Twenty-two is a time to do what we want to do and work on becoming who we want to be without being so damn stressed out. It’s not going to happen overnight for most of us, and that’s ok.

Mostly though, 22 just feels like a time that everyone who’s anyone is getting engaged, my air conditioning is broken, and I watch a lot of MTV’s “Girl Code.”

The only human interaction I've had today was the people that made my burrito at Moe's. #SOS

The only human interaction I’ve had today was the people that made my burrito at Moe’s. #SOS

 

 

 

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Taylor Swift: An Ode

Taylor Swift has had a rough time in the media lately. People, it seems, are no longer falling for the charm and innocence that she was once so widely praised for. And let’s be honest, the only person she truly has to thank for this “charming innocence” facade is Kanye. If he hadn’t interrupted her during his “rant-heard-around-the-world,” she would never have been able to play the victim card. That is her bread and butter.

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When she first started to get popular on the country music scene she was singing songs like “Teardrops on My Guitar” and everyone was like “Oh poor girl! Some jerk just kept ignoring her! That must be so hard!” Followers gained. Then the whole Joe Jonas “he broke up with me in a 27 second phone call” thing happened and people were like “Oh man! What an a-hole! I’ll never buy another Jonas Brothers CD ever again!!!!” Followers gained. Aaaaand then it started to get a little out of hand.

The line between “looking for love” and “looking for material for my next Platinum hit” started to blur. She began dating people seemingly just to be able to write songs about them. (Even my beloved Harry Styles!) Now I’m not going to say that I don’t love those songs and own all of her CDs…I’m just saying she needs to give up the act. She is no longer the victim of some mean boys trying to break her heart into a million little pieces. She is as equally to blame, if not more so these days, and I’m not buying it anymore.

That brings me to my next point. Taylor Swift, if she wants to people to stop hating her, MUST MUST MUST stop with the surprised face when she wins awards.

Girl has won ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY AWARDS. I think by now, she would probably be more surprised if she didn’t win. (In fact, here is her reaction shot when she lost to Adele at the Golden Globes. I think it says “I will cut you.”)

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And now she is trying to play the victim card agaaaaain calling out Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for making jokes about her during their Golden Globes hosting duties. In her Vanity Fair article out this month, our girl Taylor referrenced the quote ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women’ in regards to their quip about her love life. Hmmmmm. I’m pretty sure that Tina and Amy are two of the biggest feminists in Hollywood. If you’re going to pick fights, don’t pick them with some of the most beloved and revered people in the game these days. Just a suggestion..

Anyway Taylor, #luvya, I’m just thinking that this might be a time for a little reflection and perhaps an overhaul of your image. What was once cute and sweet is now just annoying because you. are. a. superstar. No one feels bad for you. I’m rooting for you to do a complete-180 and become so insufferable to be around because of your insane confidence.

Nothing is more annoying than false modesty.

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