I love pumpkin spice lattes and passion iced teas from Starbucks.
I enjoy a new pair of shoes more than just about anything.
I love wearing yoga pants when I'm not doing yoga.
I love riding boots. But I'm not a horse person.
I have caught myself saying "literally" and "I can't even."
Christmas and the Fall are my favorite times of year.
Instagramming could be listed under "professional skills" on my resume.
I also really love my Ugg boots, but that's another post for another day...
I've been hearing this term thrown around recently: "Oh my gosh, you're so basic." "That's such a basic thing to do." I'm still young, but I'm not as up on the new verbiage as I used to be. But being a former history major, I'm a pro-status researcher and Urban Dictionaried!
Basic (in a few different definitions):
1.) "An adjective used to describe any person, place, activity involving obscenely obvious behavior, dress, action.
2.) "of or relating to a chemical composition which is alkali: with a pH above neutral."
3.) "Used to describe someone devoid of defining characteristics that might make a person interesting, extraordinary, or just simply worth devoting time or attention to."
I also looked up what "bae" meant because apparantly I'm an old lady and couldn't figure out that it was an abbreviation for "before all else." Whaaaat? Who comes up with this things? I thought it was short for "babe!" I'm so out of the loop.
Wait a second. Just because I like listening to my top 40 music (T. Swift WHERE YOU AT?!), drinking my Starbucks beverages and wearing leggings like it's my job in the winter I'm automatically boring? Why?
Over the last few years there's been this huge movement to be unique and be true to yourself. This is fantastic! I think people are their best selves when they are being themselves. I found through all of this that my likes and dislikes are apparently like a lot of other people's, and I've started to feel like I have to defend myself. I like what I like! I don't want to play up things about me that are different from everyone else just to prove a point. I am going to tote around my PSL, my Vera Bradley tote and my iPhone and enjoy my life.
Growing up, I liked traditions and things that I could count on to stay the same. I moved a bunch and I think I craved some stability. Top 40 music is pretty much the same in every state. I also love Christmas and the holiday season because of the traditions that my family and I have done over the years. Regardless of where I went, I could always count on some things staying the same. It has nothing to do with me being "devoid of defining characteristics." I just learned to like what a lot of other people like, too.
Overall, I don't think it's smart to put anyone in a box. I prefer to get to know someone and learn about their likes and dislikes instead of assuming what someone may or may not be like. It's worked pretty well for me so far.
I'll be interested to see what the next slang terms are, but until then, I'm pretty okay with being "basic." :)