Past, Present, and Pinterest?


I am 21 years old. I am a full-time college student. I have two fabulous jobs, am currently taking five classes, and I have nearly no free time.

Which explains perfectly why I am constantly on Pinterest, planning my wedding.

In my defense, I am far from the only twenty-something-year-old girl who wastes time that could be better spent on LITERALLY ANYTHING ELSE digging through Pinterest, trying to plan out color schemes for my wedding, deciding whether or not I want an off-the-shoulder or a long sleeved dress, or figuring out the most cost-effective month in which to marry my currently nonexistent fiancé.

It’s almost tragic, honestly.

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with surfing Pinterest to get ideas for something that could possibly happen at some point in the future. My only issue is that I know that things hardly ever go according to plan.

Especially for me.

I plan all of my shit out, and then nothing ever really happens the way that I want it to. So this Pinterest board that I keep revisiting, the one that plans out every detail of a wedding that may or may not happen, is probably not the best way to spend my teeny bit of free time.

Time that I could be spending trying to do something useful. Like actually learning the rules of football. How is it that a 21-year-old American person still doesn’t know that basic rules of football? In fact, today, I learned FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER what a first down is. Honestly, yikes.

Or I could start watching documentaries on Netflix and actually educating myself. This is something I’ve been trying to do for a while now, except that the privileged and unrealistically beautiful teenagers of the Upper East Side keep tempting me (Gossip Girl, man. It’s a blessing, but a very real curse as well.).

The point I’m trying to make is, there are so many different and more productive ways that I could be spending my time. Poring over bridesmaid dresses and trying to plan out every detail of the DJ’s song list should not be as high as they are on my priority list.

There’s no point in trying to plan out all the details of our lives, because 95% of the time, it won’t go according to the plan anyway, even the most organized, well-laid plans. Even if it means turning to my ever-present crutch, Chuck Bass, I will be limiting my time spent on planning my future with Pinterest.