As many of us know, today is the 10th Anniversary of my favorite reality show of all time, The Hills. If you don’t know…well where the heck have you been for the past decade?! I was ten going on eleven years old when the show first aired, and Lauren Conrad was (and still is) life goals. Her style was impeccable, she was classy, she landed her dream internship in the industry she now works and is quite successful in, overall she’s the closest thing to perfection I can think of. After all, she is part of the reason I’m a Public Relations major. I know what you’re all thinking, “Lauren was a Fashion major, how do you get Public Relations out of Fashion?” Well I did in fact want to be a Fashion major at age ten but as I got older I realized that fashion wasn’t primarily where I wanted to put my focus on and I found through Lauren’s ventures that there are other aspects of the industry that are equally as important and give flexibility that working in fashion sometimes can’t give you. However, to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of one of the most iconic reality shows of all time, MTV is having an all day marathon of The Hills. However, I decided to list off ten of the many life lessons Lauren Conrad has taught me over the past ten years.
Don’t Be The Girl Who Didn’t Go To Paris
Yes, any one familiar with the show knows that Lisa Love offered Lauren the chance of a lifetime to spend a summer in PARIS of all places interning for Teen Vogue. Anyone would jump at the chance, no questions asked for crying out loud, yet Lauren elected to spend the summer with her then boyfriend, Jason (insert eye roll). Though we may not all get the chance at this same opportunity, Paris is a metaphor for any opportunity that may arise that could open new doors for us personally or professionally. Long story short don’t let anyone, let alone any guy keep you from going to your Paris. Bottom line.
It’s Okay to Outgrow Your Friends
The friends we thought we’d always have, might not work in with the plan we have for our lives and our personal journey. Don’t be afraid to grow.
“Sometimes no matter how much you like a guy, they’re no good for you”
Many of us have been there. Sometimes we are so infatuated with a guy, when in fact they are no good for us. We often pick ourselves apart trying to find what is wrong with us, and refuse to admit that they just aren’t the one. If you find yourself in this situation…run fast.
Our Mistakes Sometimes Teach Us The Most Invaluable Lessons
Mistakes are sometimes our best teachers. No matter how bad it seems, always look for the positives and learn from it.
Love Isn’t A Maybe Thing
You’ll know when it’s the real thing. If you question it, you haven’t found it.
You Have to Believe There Are People Out There Who Really Want The Best For You
In life, you can’t get stuck on who treats you badly, who hurts you…whatever. You have to believe that there’s better out there.
You can never make the same mistake twice
This being said, once you make a mistake, you can never make that mistake twice, because you know what will happen. After the first mistake, you chose to make the choice to repeat it.
Forgive and Forget
Sometimes as people we often overthink situations and make them worse. Sometimes the best thing to do is to forgive yourself, forgive others, and move on.
“I’d rather have a few true friends than a lot of fake crappy ones.”
This speaks for itself. Quality over quantity.
“As soon as you stop thinking about them they’ll send you a text, because they know you stopped thinking about them. It’s like radar.”
This isn’t really a lesson, but everyone’s been there. It’s truth. Listen and believe.