The 2019 Billboard Music Awards aired on May 20th. If you tuned in, you saw that Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie (Panic! At The Disco) opened the show with a colorful, fun, yet controversial debut performance of her new single “Me!” .
Did you also notice that I was sitting in the second row behind Taylor Swift the entire night? I understand if you didn’t, but I was there!
I’ve loved Taylor Swift since the release of Taylor Swift in 2006. I mean, we’ve practically grown up together. So it came as a pleasant surprise when she sat right in front of me the entire night of the Billboard Music Awards, and despite the bad case of RBF I have in the photo, I was glowing on the inside. I got to see what she was really like in person. Spoiler alert: she was everything you would hope and more.
In this episode, we touch on:
My experience at the Billboard Music Awards
A special interaction that Taylor had with a fan
Why we love Taylor Swift
Her new album (#TS7 anyone?)
“Guilty Pleasures” and why the term “guilty”
should be banished forever
In this episode we dive deep into the story of our own personal friendship story and take a closer look at how friendships evolve as you grow. We joke about the fact that we have been friends since before the internet existed when in reality, it’s more accurate to say that we have been friends since before the internet was EASILY accessible — yep we’re talking about DIAL UP INTERNET YA’LL. To our dismay, the days of xanga and AIM away messages are gone — but our friendship remains stronger than ever. And that is the real focus of this episode, as we take a closer look into the evolution of female friendships.
Some of the things we touch on are:
How your friendships and needs change as you age
Looking at the internet as a tool to help you foster and grow friendships
The importance of being intentional with the friendships in your life
The challenges of making new friends as adults
How distance can make your friendships grow *stronger*
The importance of fully understanding what you need from friendships and setting boundaries
Trying to break the cycle of choosing your phone over human interaction
Common misconceptions about introverts (like us)
We discuss the idea of “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” and what that looks like to us
In honor of Tiffany’s 30th birthday AKA Valentines Day on our first episode we discussed our transition from our 20’s to our 30’s and shared our most memorable Valentine’s day memories. The good, the bad, and the ugly – we reflected on our 20’s and discussed our goals for this next phase of our life.
Some topics we dig into on this episode are:
Learning how to celebrate where you are instead of focusing on where you feel you *should* be
How to transform negative thought patterns around aging into positive ones
How to maintain friendships as you get older and accept when it is time to let friendships go
The importance of forgiveness and self acceptance
Learning how to say no and overcoming the need to please everyone
Understanding how to manage your anxiety and stress naturally
The importance of human interaction and being mindful about your screen time
The importance of finding your mission statement in life
How to stop letting the fear of what will people thinkhold you back
If you didn’t get a chance to listen to this episode you can check it out here.