Inspired by If I Dressed The Way I Pinned... and When Real Life Doesn't Look Like A Lifestyle Blog
If Pinterest were real life, I would always be impeccably dressed.
If Pinterest were real life, my hair would always fall just right, even when I just woke up.
If Pinterest were real life, my walls would be brick and my floors would be wooden, and the twinkle in my eyes would match the twinkle of my string lights.
If Pinterest were real life, I would host dinner parties every Friday night and I would be the perfect hostess.
If Pinterest were real life, I would have the best collection of vinyl records and exotic teas.
If Pinterest were real life, I would travel a lot – to places like Paris and LA, but never Syria or Somalia.
If Pinterest were real life, I would have diabetes from all the macarons and cronuts I ate.
If Pinterest were real life, the excessive amount of money I spent on my wardrobe would have a negative impact on the environment and working conditions in clothing factories in third world countries.
If Pinterest were real life, I would have to reuse the water from my daily bubble baths to wash my clothes and water my plants, due to the drought.
If Pinterest were real life, I could pretend that there were no consequences for my extravagant lifestyle.
But Pinterest isn't real life.
This is probably going to be one of the weirdest reading lists you ever read, but the people are curious and I must give the people what they want.
Some of my favorite books are:
- "The Giver" by Lois Lowry
- "Blindness" by Jose Saramago
- "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare
- "The History of Love" by Nicole Krauss
- "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." St. Augustine
"Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights. It is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." Miriam Beard
"I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found." John Steinbeck
"Once in a while it really hits people that they do not have to experience the world in the way they have been told to." Alan Keightley
"Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown." Gaby Basora