A few things I’m super excited about this week:
This morning, Blake and I headed to an early-morning appointment at John Wayne Airport to apply for TSA Pre-check. Guys, it was so easy, and I’m SO excited! If you get approved, it means you get expedited screening for domestic (and supposedly some returning international flights). That means you get to go in a separate security line where you don’t have to remove your shoes, liquids, belts, and jackets. It costs $85 to apply, but if you’re approved it lasts for 5 years. Worth it, right?! Here’s how you do it: apply online here, schedule an appointment here, and then when you go to your appointment bring your passport or drivers’ license and birth certificate. Our appointment this morning was super easy and quick – took less than ten minutes. Now we just wait 3-7 days to see if we are approved! If we are approved, we get a KTN (known traveler number) that we use when we book are flights, and then our boarding pass will show that we can go through Pre-check!
Did you hear the news about Barbie? Mattel just released three new body types and skin tones for Barbie yesterday, available to purchase online here. I have so many thoughts on this – too much to write here. A better (less biased) use of your time would be to read Time Magazine’s cover story here. How do you guys feel about this? It will be interesting to see how it plays out…and what Barbie sells more.
And lastly, some inspiration from Ira Glass ;). I struggle daily with my work – my modeling, what I want to do with the blog, and if I’m good enough. I get so frustrated with myself, but I reflect on this quote by Ira Glass a LOT. Lately I’ve been realizing my feelings are pretty normal, and have shared this quote with a few friends venting the same frustrations. I hope someday the blog is something I’m really proud of, but if I wait for the day I have it perfect it will never happen. I hope this helps some of you as much as it’s helped me, and thank you Ira Glass!