New York Bound and Newly Found

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First thing’s first, let’s talk about how fast this summer has swung by. Life took over and the next thing I knew, I hadn’t blogged in months. College has me back in the rhythm of things and this fall weather is looking oh, so good. Hold your horses. It’s not boot season yet, folks.

So what have I been up to lately? Don’t worry, I wasn’t just lazing around all summer long on my couch binge watching Grey’s, as tempting as that sounds. I wouldn’t be putting this baby on the backburner if it wasn’t something big. If you’ve been following me on Instagram and Snapchat (@rafafarihah), then you should know that I was spending my time as a news video intern at BuzzFeed New York. That’s right. New York City. You know, the concrete jungle where dreams are made of?

Chew-Ha Ha Ha

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Dallas-area mom,Candace Payne, just wanted to show her few hundred Facebook friends her new toy. She went into Kohl’s last Thursday, looking for a pair of yoga pants, but somehow reached the toy section and found the adorable growling Chewbacca mask she ended up buying. Unable to contain her enthusiasm, Payne decided to video herself unpacking the toy in her car and broke the internet with her hysterically animated laugh. Her Facebook video went viral overnight, gaining more than 100 million views and hundreds of thousands of new Facebook followers. Payne even broke the record of Buzzfeed’s watermelon video!  Currently, the video has more than a shocking 2 billion views. Catch her on Good Morning America as she tells her story and wins several other Star Wars toys. Stay happy and find joy in the little things. They add up, I promise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3yRv5Jg5TI