Kendall Jenner changed my life.
I don’t really keep up with the Kardashians, nor do I read about the sisters’ lives besides the occasional clickbait article on my news feed. Despite this, Jenner was able to shine her celebrity wisdom on my insecure little brain in a big way.
It was a few years ago. A clip of Jenner reviewing her past fashion decisions for a Vogue video was on the screen in front of me.
“Stop,” Jenner gasped as she flipped to a photo of her wearing a "Mad Max"-style dress and space buns, “This was Coachella 2016. This was the vibe at the time, okay? You need to understand.” She defended her outfit to the camera, but she wasn’t embarrassed.
And I did understand. I saw her. I knew what she meant. It was a vibe at the time.
For whatever reason, this mindset resonated with me so closely that I have channeled it into my life almost every single day.
I have had my fair share of gasp-worthy moments in the past. Did I wear yellow corduroy bell bottoms with cowboy boots and a jean jacket to my LFIT class last year? Yeah, I did.
In hindsight, someone should have stopped me. My friends, classmates — maybe campus security. Anyone could have told me I looked like a banana. But guess what: "It was a vibe at the time."
Did I ramble and tell corny jokes for an entire lunch with my new friend from class, only to realize I talked for 45 minutes straight for literally no reason? There might be a slight chance that happened. But I had a great time at that lunch and I can't help that sometimes I am annoying. I was having fun and nobody was harmed. It was a vibe at the time.