Happy Friday and welcome to one of the most popular posts of the week. It’s time to reflect on what’s happened during your week – the good, the bad and the in-between. Sharing is caring and for several years now, Mamamia readers have been gathering here on a Friday and over the weekend to trade highs and lows, celebrate and commiserate.
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BEST: I finally booked a holiday that had been in the works for months! Sigh. Of. Relief. The irony of planning a ‘relaxing’ holiday is that for me, the whole process is anything but relaxing. Suddenly my life revolves around putting together the perfect itinerary, worrying over hotel costs and stressing about how much money I’ll have to buy shoes. Thankfully, the hardest part is now over. I can now relax until the second wave of stress hits me when the departure date arrives. In the past, the departure day has gone something like this: Arriving at the airport 5 hours before check-in? Check. Forgotten my passport? Check. Yep, there’s a reason why I worry.
WORST: I started compiling a bucket list recently. I’m only 20, so I have at least a few decades before I have a mid-life crisis and do something drastic like get a spontaneous tattoo or plastic surgery. My bucket list started off with a few solid things like ‘travel away from home for more than 6 months’ and ‘not die until I have accomplished something wonderful and worthwhile’ but by the end of the (very short) list, I had included things like ‘have a cool Wikipedia page about myself’ and ‘learn every word to Nicki Minaj’s raps’. This led to some serious life evaluation and considering the fact that maybe, I need to get some better dreams.
On My Mind (OMM): Gay Marriage. I really can’t believe we are still having this ‘debate’ – if that’s what I must call it – in the 21st century. I say this because I thought we threw conservatism out the window when we started giving elite celebrity status to people like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian for releasing sex tapes. Pop culture essentially says, “Sexuality! Embrace it! Kim Kardashian is doing it, so we all should be!” But when the question pops up of WHO we’re doing it with, suddenly it becomes an issue.
Whitney Higginson is a part-time journalism student and full-time internet stalker (and intern at Mamamia). When she’s not doing any of these things, she’s blogging.
What were your best and worst bits of the week?