My Boyfriend Styled Me for a Week

The freedom that came with complete control over my clothing was, and is still, something I find to be extremely empowering. You get to make yourself feel whatever you want to feel. Relinquishing control this week was thereby a rather scary thing, and not something I’d recommend unless you fully trust your “stylist”.

Can 36 Questions Actually Make You Fall in Love? One Writer Investigates

Scrolling through my Facebook timeline back in 2015, I came across a newly published article from the New York Times’ (NYT) “Modern Love” column titled, “To Fall In Love with Anyone Do This.” Being the still very awkward teenager that I was, of course I wanted to know how to make someone fall in love with me! The cute boy I always saw on the bus? He could be mine. Christian Bale? We’d have a June wedding. NYT was going to help me achieve my ride into the sunset, according to my 18 year old self.

The Problem with FOMO

It’s 9:00 PM on a Thursday and you are diligently working away on an essay you conveniently left to the last minute, again. You can already hear the contagious laughter coming from your neighbour’s house, and your wall shaking with the sound of Billboard’s top 40 pop songs. You become distracted by the bass and instinctively hum along to “Havana, ooh-na-na” while scrolling through your Instagram feed.