Life's Little Luxuries

Life's Little Luxuries

Monday, November 19, 2012

Guess where I ended up

It's not news that you will find me in South O's local Starbucks: laughing, crying, being studious. This place is like my second apartment on campus. After a fabulous dinner date with a good friend of mine, I find myself wandering into Starbucks for some "dessert": a skinny caramel brûlée latte. I had a phone meeting with a DSP alum which went well talking about post-grad professional life and trying to figure out what my next step will be.
Post dinner date and phone meeting, I have the realization that I'm done for the week with nothing but the drive home left to look forward to! No better feeling. I still get this pang of sadness, maybe it's loneliness, my aunt says its the blues, whatever this feeling is called, I get it everytime I find myself wandering into my favorite Starbucks. At the same time, nothing beats sitting back on the big comfy couch by the fireplace, sipping my favorite drink and blogging away. What an evil thing life does to me: my favorite place is my sad place, too.
Where do you find yourself whenever you need a pick-me-up or simply want to relax? It's always good to have a place like that.

...Just to take a moment, breathe, and be in complete relaxation.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday Remedy: Starbucks

Once again, hitting up Starbucks to get the season's best flavor: caramel brûlée. It's the exclusivity of it that allows me to indulge. Also the marketing, let's be real- it's hard to turn down that adorable picture of it with the sprinkles and whipped cream (even though I get it skinny). To indulge in a variation of it such as a misto, makes a Monday more bearable. When I get that feeling of being a little bluesy, I make it a point to get my drink, plop on a couch & take a few moments to myself.
Have any Monday remedies? I hope this name drop doesn't make you want to head over to your nearest Sbux, because that happens to me all the time. Zero self control.


Thursday, November 8, 2012


How do you feel about celebrating "the season" right after Halloween? I know the majority of people will cringe in horror and say "what about Thanksgiving?" I know, because I used to be that way! But here are my thoughts on listening to your favorite holiday tunes days, breaking out the Christmas Starbucks cup & thinking about decor following the end of October:
•Situation - it's very soon after midterms and most likely you wish to be brain dead but instead Mr. Brain needs a break. Enjoy and relax to the sounds of the most exciting time of year.
•Feelings - in the past celebration meant being with that significant other. Now it's about learning how to celebrate accordingly - alone. Not letting those adorable holiday activities from the past get to you, so you gotta start learning how to enjoy them alone.
And lastly,
•Happiness: if Christmas time makes you happy, gosh, celebrate all year if you'd like! It makes me happy, so why not happify myself now?
People say I'll get sick of all this holiday stuff by the 25 of December. I promise you, I won't. It never will.

Think about it.


It's not the fact that I'm single. It's the fact that I know what loving and being loved felt.
That juxtaposition makes the difference.