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my ins and outs for 2023
the new year post!
as i aimlessly scroll through end of the year posts on instagram, i came across a few ins/outs lists, including tracee ellis ross and tessa thompson. while pondering what belonged on my list, i decided to include traits and practices that i’d like to incorporate into my life or openly suggest to others.
what’s so compelling about an ins/outs list? perhaps it’s the raw nature of posting a screenshot on your notes app. maybe it’s just a trend contributing to the “make instagram casual again” movement. either way, i’m easily influenced, so i’m moved to reinvent myself for the new year by embracing bliss and reviving old hobbies.
what are my ins consisted of? developing more hobbies, getting in touch with my teenage self, documenting more memories, and attempting to use letterboxd frequently. my outs? exceeding screen time, feeling embarrassed to vlog, and making excuses.
creating playlists for every scenario
solo adventures during group trips
being the film friend
handwritten cards and notes
collecting cds and dvds
being in your honk shoo mimimi era
regularly visiting jazz clubs
being delusional with your dreams
taking up hobbies to please your inner child
bad vegan mac and cheese
not celebrating yourself enough
water sign slander
being embarrassed to vlog
frequently losing chapstick
ash and pikachu (RIP)
buying books and not reading them
procrastinating important appointments and emails
hypothetical scenarios from black twitter