Saturday, January 23, 2010

Stay Young, Have Fun, Drink Coke!

Bonsoir les filles
I hope you are having a great weekend.  Flora, any luck finding the perfect apartment?  Remember, just like with boys, you should never settle... the right one will come along eventually!  haha!  

I just got off the phone with my mother who reminded me of a hilarious childhood moment that says a lot about our current situation.  At the tender age of 10, my friend Bianca and I would often recite our motto: "Stay young, have fun and drink Coke!"to which her mother one day responded... "No, you're going to grow up, get a job and drink water!" Funny, how X years later, I am still trying to live by the original moto!  Sure, we have swapped Coke for water and I have definitely grown up but the "get a job" part is still slightly problematic!  Even as a child, I had already decided that having a job and having fun were mutually exclusive.  Water, a job and adult responsibilities meant the end of fun, youth and Coca Cola!  As an Eternal Intern, I still struggle with this notion.  On the one hand, I am actively seeking a more stable, grown-up existence, but on the other, I know that a job means the end of (or at least a major cut back to) the spontaneity that interning affords!  In my endless search for the perfect job, is it terrible that all I really want to do is have fun?  Sure, I want a job that will eventually lead to a Birkin, but I also want summer vacation, field trips and recess!  

Call me crazy, but growing up and having fun can and should go together!  And now, I am off to channel my inner Peter Pan.... and to drink a diet Coke!  

Bisous x x x Ophelia


  1. I prefer regular coke myself ;)
    Love ya!
    xxx Rose

  2. I feel the exact same way. I have been talking to mom a lot lately as well about my "life". I am seriously searching for a more stable job (actually waiting for a reply end of the week) that can afford me a Birkin and then some! ;-) But at the same time I think wow if I am stuck 9-5 at at work and I need permission to take holiday breaks I can no longer be spontaneous like the way I am now. But it's all about sacrifice and I hope you get that dream job. I so far having been dreaming of A job! ;-) lol

  3. Glad I'm not the only one out there afraid of the 9-5 commitment. Fingers crossed for your fab new job! Hopefully you can have your cake and eat it too! x Ophelia

  4. Oh, I can't imagine not having fun as an adult! It would be a bore. You should have fun at your job, take exciting vacations and carry a Birkin.
    I, too, channel Peter Pan. Disney is the happiest place on earth!
    xoxo, B

  5. I'm trying to achieve both, and I love diet coke!

    I've come across this site through Danielle from Final Fashion ( and have been going through your archives. It's still awesome that you share your struggles while staying on track of what you want.

    I'm currently going through a crossroads right now and I aim to get back on track myself. Cheers and good luck.



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