Let’s be real for a minute: sexy, bikini pics + perfectly posed candids get the most likes on social media...but I’ve always much preferred seeing the messy aspects of other people’s lives (cue: this photo of me eating confetti at a Tori Talks photoshoot) Give me all the funny stories, bloopers, and tough decisions! The digital world needs WAY more of that sh*t and WAY less of daily outfit posts. So, in honor of my upcoming quarter-life crisis birthday, I thought I'd share 25 of the most embarrassing, vulnerable, detailed, and life-changing aspects of my life with you all. Enjoy ;)
As my 25th birthday approaches, I've been more aware than ever of the fact that I am heading toward my mid-20s (gasp!). And I have to say, anyone who says that your college years are the best years of your life is dead wrong. I'm alllllllll about this 20-something life! Having a steady job that you love + benefits, likeminded fabulous friends, a healthy relationship, and everything else that comes along with growing up is freakin' sweet. I'm a huge fan.
However, I will admit that there are some key indicators of "old age" I've noticed as I'm growing up, getting older, and all that jazz. One of which being that my neck has been killing me all day due to a hip-hop routine I decided to bust out in the middle of a bar last night... this body can't move quite like it used to!
Whether you're loving your twenties or still reminiscing on your college days...there's no denying there are definite signs of aging you start to notice as you get older.
You know you're getting old when...
A lot of big changes have been happening in my life lately, and while they're incredibly exciting, they've definitely taken me away from blogging for a hot minute. If you're one of my loyal readers - I apologize for my lack of articles in the recent months! But also, I'm not...because one of the main reasons I created Tori Talks was because I felt there was a void in my life when it came to writing. I was craving an outlet where I could continue to fuel my passion for it. And Tori Talks has given me all of that and more. But now, I'm able to put my passion to use at my job writing pitches, press releases, etc. And that has been fueling me so much that I haven't had the urge (or quite frankly the time) to sit down and crank out many articles. Finding a job that allows you to do what you love and put your skills to use is so rewarding - I'm an incredibly lucky gal!
If you know me, then you know I'm a huge art buff! The walls of my home are filled with paintings, prints, and everything in between from various places around the world. I've purchased pieces from vendors on the streets of Florence, Italy...talented locals in Central Park...Parisian artisans in France...and German creatives in the heart of Munich. One thing I've loved collecting more than anything, though, is local art from those right here in Charleston, SC. If you didn't know, let me be the first to tell you that this coastal town is packed with extremely talented artists!
I've been seeking a way to link my blog with my love for local art, and so I've decided to highlight some of my favorites here on Tori Talks though my new 'Local Love' series to give you some insight into their artistic background, creative processes, and what inspires their work! First up is one of my favorite painters in Charleston: Morgan Cole.
Hi beauties! I'm Tori: a 24-year-old writer, reader, and coffee drinker here to inspire you to become the most authentic and empowered version of yourself. Together we'll transform.
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