By Emma GANNON
One rainy evening at the end of last year, I had an epiphany. I breathed a sigh of relief and realised that everything was calm with the world. I realised that sometimes, it’s okay to be by yourself and it’s okay if you decide to hang out in no other place than your very own living room.
The moment I realised that this behavior was socially acceptable and nothing to be ashamed of, this happened: Lady Gaga admitted on the UK Jonathan Ross show that she had been turning down prospective dates to instead “be at home heating up a chunky soup watching Will and Grace.” (Post continues below)
Wait… what? I really couldn’t believe it. So, I thought, does this mean that Lady Gaga, a crazy high-powered fashion and music extraordinaire (who whilst speaking was dressed in an Atsuko Kudo emerald green PVC get-up) has just admitted to often removing her towering shoes and lying horizontally on a couch?
To my impressionable media-obsessed mind, this meant one thing: you can be one of the busiest, most successful women in the world but there is never ever a schedule so busy that can stop you from putting on a pair of sweatpants and granting yourself a good old-fashionable night in. Every girl sometimes just needs to be passed some make-up remover wipes and a pair of old slippers.
Sometimes, it’s just nice to know that everyone needs the same time-out. Especially in these times of social media mayhem, we are constantly having other people’s fun shoved in our faces. Instagram pictures of cupcakes and walks in the park, Facebook check-ins to exotic countries, Twitter updates about celebrity spotting or cool new hang-outs – it’s exhausting living in this day and age and if we aren’t posting photos, no one knows if we’re having fun.