Living the Dream

Middle school was a weird time. It was before I or even my personal chauffeur (AKA my older sister) could drive. I remember the summers that seemed to last forever and the endless hours that I spent scrolling through Pinterest. This was when I pinned all of my dream outfits, crafts, and holiday recipes long before I could drive to buy these things. I mean, this was long before I had a job or money to fund all of these things, but nonetheless, I would spend so much time pinning my dream life.

As we all have boards for our future homes, future vacations, and future snacks, I also had a board dedicated to iPhone backgrounds. When searching for a pink background, I remember pinning a cute pink building with some flowers hung over the door. I pinned it, saved it, and used it a my wallpaper so many times throughout high school and even after I graduated. Something about the aesthetic of it always gave me a burst of happiness when my phone lit up. Here is the OG pic from Pinterest.

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the pink bike is such a perfect detail

Anyways, cut to earlier this year when I began planning for London. I was searching for things to do, places to eat, and picture perfect places to go to. I found Peggy Porschen Cakes and I got so excited when I found out that it would be in London waiting for me.

Sure, it is probably a weird thing to get excited about, but in my defense, I get excited about anything that is pink AND before you judge, I must argue that a life with whimsy is much better than a life without.

Anyways, so I got to go to this place that I have had as my phone wallpaper for years, and it was awesome. I got to see it in person, drink rose tea, and eat some amazing chocolate cake. Here are some of my pictures of Peggy Porschen Cakes, London:

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Any of my friends know that this is my own interpretation of “living the dream.” To be able to conquer traveling solo and eating alone, to be reading a book for pleasure and not of obligation, to be drinking my favorite tea and eating chocolate cake, and to be surrounded by my favorite color for just a few minutes before I resume my day exploring a city. That is my own version of living the dream and it was wonderful.

 

-AwkLifeofChloe

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