If you've met any of us Sochas, you know we have a dramatic flair. My sister Heather has this trait and often thinks that her life parallels other famous people. She was going through a Julia Child phase, read her biography and soon was telling us that her and Julia had a lot of similarities, almost parallel lives. She also made a similar statement after watching numerous episodes of New Girl and thought that her and Jess were very similar. The general response was "HEATHER! Stop pretending that you're life is like that of people in TV Shows! It's crazy, it's TV!" or something similar to that, I can't remember the exact words but it was to that effect. I think I have caught some of Heather's crazy fever. Let me further explain.
I have put a lot of miles on my car this fall driving between VT and PA and then numerous trips between PA and NC. I needed some jams to get me through the long drive. I had downloaded a couple of albums and didn't get into them for a bit. Usually listening to them on repeat for 7 hours will change my mind and soon I become obsessed with an album. This was the case with my trip home from VT during the holiday season. Heather and *He who shall not be named, drove up to VT all the way from NC. It's a 14 hour trip, they are troopers. As Heather gets into the driver seat she sets up her tunes for the trip and starts Miley Cyrus's newest album and someone started to groan that he's on vacation. In true Heather fashion she respond "Well this is what we are listening to, if you don't like it go on vacation somewhere else". After hearing this it reminded me that I had the newest Miley Cyrus album but had yet to listen to it. If you haven't already guessed, it's all I listened to for 7 hours coming back from Vermont. Epic. I now think I'm living a parallel life with Miley Cyrus. Let me tell you why...
I know there are a lot of Miley haters out there. I honestly feel bad for the girl. She's a young 21 girl who was going to marry and super hot guy that she was in love with for a period of time. After listening to her album and hearing about her heartache (She spells it out pretty clearly in her lyrics) I feel like that was my life when I was 21. The only difference is that I'm not a super star. I don't have people swarming me, watching my every move and blowing it up in tabloids. Broken hearts can cause you to do CRAZY THINGS. This pretty girl has chopped off all her hair, taken to booze and weed and wearing outlandish outfits. Can you blame her? Her life got flipped upside down. There was a time when I was pretty naive and foolish. I had a high school sweetheart that I thought I was going to marry. Imagine my distress when we broke up. All I can say is thank goodness I had just turned 21. This opened up the world of drinking to me which was VERY NEW. I had lots of adventures. I went a little wild. I can't tell all the stories for fear my parents might read this and have a heart attack. All I can say is it's a miracle something didn't happen to Kat and I. Also thank god Katrina was my rock during this drinking rampage that went on for a couple of years (who needs therapy? A six pack of Budlight costs less than $10) One of my favorite things to do was dance like a maniac. Fortunately it only took me 3 beers to get drunk, so I would dance out my heart ache at Metronome's 80's Night with my trusty side kick Katrina. She made sure I didn't leave with any of the scum bags at the bar, although she did lose me one night but I appeared in Biff's bed safe and sound (for context, Biff is a girl I went to high school with). Long story...too long to tell. I then upgraded to house parties with drinking games and more silly boys to interact with. In the end I learned a lot, grew up and I had great friends and family to pull me up with I was feeling out of touch with reality. I think Miley will turn things around but there's no harm in running wild for a bit to get over a lame guy.
*** Three years later we discover what happens to Miley, so goes WILD and then eventually makes her way back to Liam and then they live happily ever after. So relatable, right? I'm just glad there was a happy ending somewhere.***