Eat, Pray, Love…10 Years Later?

Eat, Pray, Love…10 Years Later?

Disclaimer: This is a review of Eat, Pray, Love the film, not the book.

I genuinely can’t remember when I first saw Eat, Pray, Love. The book came out in 2007 when I was a 7th grader and then the movie came out in 2010 when I was in 10th grade–both years of my life during which I did not have the penchant for traveling that I later developed. Further, this book/movie followed a 34-year-old woman regarding topics I had no deep connection to: broken relationships, sense of belonging, life’s purpose–you know, the things you contemplate as an adult. As both a 12-year-old and a 15-year-old, my only concern was the VMAs, going to the mall, and when Beyoncé’s next album was going to drop.
What I do know is when I did eventually watch this, I fell in love (pun intended). I am pretty sure it was after my senior trip to Rome in 2012 because that’s her first destination. I routinely watch this film whenever I am feeling in a mindset of restlessness and when I just need to see The Pasta Scene (more on that later), but when I thought to write a review on it, I discovered this film premiered 10 years ago as of August. So, how does it hold up in 2020?

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Emily in Paris (Review)

Emily in Paris (Review)

Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers!

It’s about that time that a new Netflix original series takes the Internet by storm, and it is no coincidence that a story about an American girl in her 20s who becomes an influencer while already working for a luxurious Parisian marketing firm reached the top of the list. And did I mention it was created by the same creator of Sex and the City, Darren Star? Now, I had my apprehensions because Darren Star also created Younger and I did not like it. I hadn’t watched any trailers for Emily in Paris, but my friend and trusted TV source, Ana, told me to give this show a go and I did. Twice.

If you read my post this summer about TV shows, you already know what kind of show instantly draws my attention: dramatic, unrealistic, witty/shady leading women, and, of course, anything set in a different country. Quite frankly, I will really watch anything, so I am definitely not someone to look to for recommendations of a certain ‘caliber,’ but what you will always get is an in-depth, unfiltered review from me that is solely influenced by my feelings. So, let me share mine about Emily in Paris. I will repeat, this post includes spoilers.

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Content Creation–What Is It?

Content Creation–What Is It?

content creation: the contribution of information to any media and most especially to digital media for an end-user/audience in specific contexts

Ever since my return to YouTube, I have started to step fully into defining myself as a content creator. While I consider myself a blogger first, as it is something I have been doing for five and a half years now, I also realized that I have been consistently creating and editing YouTube videos for a year and a half now.  It only makes sense that I widen the umbrella as I continue to learn new skills on different platforms. Let’s also not forget the innate Millennial skill of being able to adapt to new social media as they arrive. But when it comes to compiling all of these skills and turning that into a career, the world of creating content isn’t as simply boiled down as the two-word title.
What’s the difference between an influencer and a content creator, for example? Is it the age-old conundrum that an influencer can be a content creator, but a content creator is not necessarily an influencer? Should people who work in social media be expected to also know graphic design, video editing, animation, etc.? If I do apply for a video editing job, am I expected to take over social media as well? This is all part of the confusion that I can personally say I am witnessing in job descriptions, advice webinars, and panel discussions about media. When I Google “What is a content creator,” the first page of results stem from personal blogs rather than major publications. The definition I pulled at the beginning of this post was one I found on Wikipedia which goes to show how new this realm really is, even to people who are considered to be a part of it. Continue reading “Content Creation–What Is It?”

Coming Soon

To a screen near you—

I know that I have disappeared for a few weeks. It was definitely one of those times where I was deciding to delete everything and go off the grid, or to post things just for consistency. Clearly I wasn’t posting, but either way, I’m back on the blog.
For the past couple of months, I’ve been tirelessly looking for ways to refresh my blog. Due to a lack of motivation, I hit a writer’s block. I recently came up with some ideas for the summer that I’m excited to share with y’all. I’m not going to get into all of the details now, but here are some updates I will share:

1. Older posts (excluding study abroad ones) will disappear or change because I don’t have the storage.
2. A new layout is on the way.
3. I concluded my spring internship with Southwest Airlines.
4. My college graduation is this Friday!

Stay tuned…

xx, AE