Keltie Knight's Blog
Yesterday humanity lost a true leader, Nelson Mandela was born in 1918. Think of how much change he saw in the world his lifetime, a lifetime where a third of it was spent in prison. He received over 250 honors in his life including a nobel peace prize. You could never sum up what Mandela accomplished in his life, or where his legacy beings or ends.... but I feel happy that he left this world with one of my favorite quotes of all time.
“It seems impossible until it’s done.” - Nelson Mandela
He was right. Everything seems impossible until it’s done. Forgiveness, losing the weight, finishing the project, cliff jumping, giving birth, making up with an enemy, beating cancer, changing the course of a civil war, falling in love, saving up for the car, growing out your bangs, finishing a marathon, being a good human. The list is endless.
My point is, it’s all hard, it’s all scary, it’s all exhausting, it’s all hard, it’s ALL impossible.
Until it’s done.
People, all around you, are doing the things you think are impossible. Everyday, someone is doing it. You are not. But, you should be. There is no greater delight in lif then to achieve something you deemed impossible. To reach that dream.
Keep making impossibles, possible.
I believe in you.
and ps. be nice to eachother.
this is EXCITING!!!!!! Self Magazine really liked my ook at the Britania awards !!! They named me the "Hottest Celeb Look" of the week for my Red Matte Lips! When I put on my red dress I knew that I wanted a fun accessory, but the dress had such a dramatic neckline earrings and necklaces seemed so odd! SO I just put on my favorite red lipstick "firey" made by Stila Cosmetics!
Then SELF MAGAZINE named my look the Best Celebrity look of the weekend which was soooooo exciting!
SOOOOOO of course...I wanted to do a GIVEAWAY of 5 tubes of my favorite lipstick! So all you need to do is...
GO NOW LIPSTICK LOVERS!
I love having garage sales. This is because I consider myself the opposite of a hoarder. I am a un-hoarder. I don’t like having too much stuff. When I get new stuff, I always like to throw out the old stuff. Perhaps because for many years I lived on 97th street in Manhattan in a “bedroom” that was also built to be the storage closet for the apartment. Perhaps because I lived on tour for a bunch of years too, where all the stuff I had needed to be loaded off the bus and dragged up to my hotel to sleep each night, and then back down in the morning.
So, this story is about a garage sale I had with swoon, but not really. It was probably our 5th garage sale in 3 years. I wasn’t getting rid of anything that would be considered junk, there was clothing and purses and electronics and a video camera and all kinda of really good garage sale finds, that I had weened my very hoarder like fiance at the time to get rid of even though most people would have hung on to it.
As the garage day wore on, families began to approach my stuff with a few dollars in their hands looking for $1 clothes and toys to bring home to delight them. I felt bad charging them for my old things, hell, they needed them more than me, I just started asking them to pay for one item and then I would load up a shopping bag or two with other things that I thought they might like and hugging them and leaving them on their ways. I was feeling quite good about my goodness.
When I went to go grab my wallet to grab lunch for me and swoon, I noticed that my waller was missing out of my purse. I had placed my purse under a nearby chair after I had gone inside to grab some change for someone. After much searching and some tears, it was official. My beautiful Marc Jacobs wallet had been stolen, inside it was $700 cash, all of my normal wallet stuff and my Green Card (which I am still attempting to replace to this day.) Getting your wallet stolen is a huge pain in the butt, but my heart broke more because every single person I had seen that day at my sale has spoken to me, I had given them free things, I had offered nothing but goodness towards them.
My point is: people are not always what they seem and most of the time it’s easier to tell a lie then to tell the truth. Also, your goodness does not guarantee that only goodness will come to you. Bad stuff happens to good people, and life will be a magical, adventure filled, wonderland but it will never be fair.
This is a very hard lesson to learn.
1. Learn how to cook one good meal. Just one, you can make it for anyone and be fancy.
2. Wash your face before you go to bed, your pores and 50 year old self will thank you.
3. Spanx are magical, under almost any kind of dress.
4. Hand writing thank you cards will do more good for you than most anything else. Never forget to be filled with love for those who have helped you!
5. Learn how to walk into a room and talk about yourself without sounding like an ego-maniac or a scared-cat. This will help you more than I can even explain.
6. If the people you hang out around are talking about others behind their backs, they are talking about you too. Learn how to smile and nod instead of fueling the negativity.
7. You won't always be young and pretty. in an age filled with instagramming selfies and our extreem obsession with self, just remember...you won't always be "hot", base your life on more than your outsides.
8. A digital conversation might be easiest but a real conversation means the most.
9. Fake eyelashes will make your life better.
10. The internet will never go away, be mindful of what you put out there. (case in point)
11. If you pay $10 for a dress of $100 dollars, tailor it. It will look way more expensive!
12. Wear sunscreen.
13. Never settle for being anyone's second best.
14. Whatever you are crying about, you will eventually stop crying about it, and it will become past of your past and your past will make you stronger. Never lose sight of that.
15. Everybody goes crazy sometimes, and that's ok.
Love you guys. xx.
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Well, The Killers sang about way back when, and I didn’t really understand it. I’ve never been a jealous person. when I was a dancer, I heard stories of other girls being green with envy- but I worked from a place of thinking that there was enough to go around and OF COURSE I wanted the best for myself, but I never wanted anything bad for others.
When I was on the dating scene, and throughout different people I was involved with and different relationships, I never felt much jealousy either. I always thought maybe I just wasn’t a jealous person i mean....literally, pictures would show up on the internet of guys I was dating fully snuggled up with other insanely hot girls and my thought would be “well, man, I really like that girls haircut.” I just didn’t have the jealous bug.
So, it felt super weird when all of a sudden in the past year I’ve become a green monster. I’ve begun looking at everyone around me and comparing myself to them in every way. I’ve begun not loving people fully and not being a compassionate human, I really had sort of become evil. My jealousy had caused me to actually wish for other people to fail. What a terrible thing to admit!
It finally came to a horrible place where my heart felt black, I had been so consumed with my own imperfections and then my jealousy and I needed a break from the ugly person I was becoming so I reached out to my friend and life guru Suzanne for some advice. I wondered how to deal with the jealousy that comes along with competing the other girls and living in the entertainment business (but I think the same rules go no matter what you are doing with your life.)
She had the GREATEST advice.
Suz told me to write a list of everything I am jealous of in others and why, and then, what steps I can take for myself in order to have more of the things and qualities that they have.
It seems so stupid right, but i realized that i was spending so much time comparing myself to others that I wasn’t spending anytime on bettering MYSELF. I took Suzanne’s advice and it totally cleared out my head, and also, it cleared out my soul.
I think jealousy can actually be a little bit helpful, it pushes us to want more and to work hard, but when it starts blackening your soul, it’s not good. we can’t really control what happens to other people. we cannot control what luck they run into, or how great THEY are, but we can control how great WE are, so why do we spend so much time being green with envy?
If you are feeling this way, try Suzanne’s exercise, it’s good to clean your mind and also to take a really honest look at what changes you can be making to become the person you really want to be! Good luck! Love you guys! xx
How do you handle jealousy?
True story, I'm super awkward in person. I mean, maybe not around my friends, but in general, if I am hanging with a stranger, or needing to make small talk- I fail.
I don't really know why, I mean, I feel like I have lots to say, but over the last 10 years of life, and these 10 years of blogging on the internet machine, I've forgotton how to be a real human. I am really good at talking to the internet. I talk to the internet all day long, we have breakfast together, I clap at other people on the internet, most of them who I do not even know, I have entire virtul circles of friends from far away countries that I "talk" to everyday, I share my inner most thoughts with a screen and empty secrets into a giant black void of code and advetisments. WHY? I guess my question is why do we all talk to the internet so much, why is it better, more fufilling and so much more addiciting to be around the faceless one sided internet then it would be to be with a living, breathing friend, or to GOD FORBID HAVE A PHONE CALL with someone and hear someones vocal tone.
I realized that I had a problem when I realized that it's been almost two weeks since I had the time to check up with any of my friends, and I also realized that I hadn't had much time to spend on the internet machine, and THUS- I HAVE ZERO IDEA WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD of my friends. Like, zero. If I was not getting info information from their internet feeds, I simply was not getting it. So, I guess it's becoming official ladies and gents, we are becoming robots.
I cannot decide if I love it or hate it. On one side, I get to hide behind pretty filters and well thought out words, and on the other side, fuck man, it's lonely out here, I long for the human connection. I'm not sure what the answer is, I'm guilty on both ends, and I cannot decide if we are just an extreemly self-centered world of asshole, or if we just lost how to be a human being, not a human posting- somewhere along the way.
What do you think? Have we lost our ability to have a REAL human connection? xx
It will be scarier than you could ever imagine, having your dreams come true.
It’s 10 pm and I’m finally sitting down to the computer to write for my blog. I’ve missed you. I left my house at 4:30 am this morning, and I can honesty say I haven’t stopped moving since just now. It actually amazes me that I’ve ever called anything else in my life “hard work.” I have to be honest, I used to think I worked hard. I totally thought a 4 show sunday with the Rockettes was “hard.” I had no idea what hard was going to be.
I have a fancy new position at work that I’m not really allowed to talk about yet, but it means I will be putting in alot of 17 hours days in the next year. It’s hard to complain about being tired when you got exactly what you asked for, right? A million people would kill to be me, after all, I hung out with Pink tonight!
But, as usual, this blog isn’t about me, it’s about you. I had a very interesting interview with a pop star this morning and something really stood out to me. Now, this person has been through the ringer- professionally and personally- and I knew I had many lessons to learn by sitting down with them. He said that at the end of the day the only thing we can really control is if we like eachother- that we just need to take some time each day and look in the mirror and ask ourselves if we like ourselves.
Seems simple right? But, how often do we really do that? We worry about what everyone else are going to think, about what our bosses and co-workers will think, who we might have disappointed, who we might have impressed, if a person likes us, loves us or thinks we are attractive? But, do we ever stop to think about if we might actually like OURSELVES?
I just wanted to tell you all to take a peak in the mirror tonight, and ask yourself this question, I hope the answer is yes. If the answer is no, I would encourage you to to think about what changes you might be able to make in your life so that the next time you ask- your answer is different.
Goodnight moonbeamers, I adore you. xx
ps. I'm fun to follow on instagram. @keltieknight come on OVER!
I am SOOOOOOO EXCITED because in honor of the new movie, Battle of The Year (coming out September 20th!) I get to kick off THROWBACK DANCE MOVE WEEK!!!! Basically, Buzznet is running a Make Your Move sweepstakes, where they are challenging YOU each week to show off your best dance moves.
Since I grew up a dancer, and danced professionally for years, I have to admit that I witnessed first hand the power of an epic running man. I was pretty thrilled when I was finally able to learn how to side that second leg out JUST right. I showed off my three favorite throwback dance moves on my Instagram. Do any of these look familiar?
Hammer doing the running man:
Or, remember when the "Oh, Oh, eeeee, OH, OH" dance by New Kids was like....the JAM?
My personal fave flashback dance move is the RODGER RABBIT! I was so cool when I used to bust this out in my old jazz solos.
So here is the deal: I want to see YOU imitate these moves, because I am planning on watching ALL of your videos! If you want to be extra fancy you could even add in another cool throwback dance move!
The greatest part about all of this is that you could win $250 bucks!
Post your video on Instagram using the hashtag #BOTYDanceOff!
You must enter before midnight (PT) on Sunday, September 8!!
So get those videos popping and see you later! I have to Run(ning man!)
I did a fancy little interview with Sheen Magazine and it turned out sooooo cute. take a peak! xx
I’ve written many blogs about my fascination with finding, holding on to and letting go of love.
Love, and my obsession wih the things that come with love (ie. attention, butterflies, the affinity for super melancholy music playlists) have fueled my entire life. This is not a joke, I have never been one of those people who did things because I enjoyed them, or had hobbies. I loved performing because I thought it would make boys like me. I thought about boys when I was in ballet class (what they would think about this hidden almost-talent, about my face, about what they would think of my huge forehead with my hair pulled back in my ballet bun.) I thought about boys when I did any of my biggest career jobs. I specifically remember thinking, “I’m dancing for Taylor Swift at the VMAs this year. I hope he see’s it and remembers the night we had the last time the VMAs were in New York.” I did not think, “wow, Keltie, congrats on dancing at the fucking VMAs, the biggest pop culture event of the year.” It’s was never about me. It was always about a boy. yup. I’m pathetic.
I began a marriage 2 weeks ago, and I’ve been thinking about what type of blog to write about it. The truth is, it’s impossible for me to write down what being married feels like, or the happiness that comes from meeting someone you really like and then realizing you love them. Then trying to leave them for a year because you don’t trust anyone, then realizing that maybe you shouldn’t want to leave... and then, giving yourself up to being loved and focusing on what being in a real, grown up relationship means. I won’t ever tell you about how I tried to call off the wedding twice, how I had a mental breakdown 6 weeks before which led to me sitting in the dark for two days, or that loving someone, the way I love swoon, is still hard, everyday. It’s the hardest, most wonderful job ever.
So, it’s still all about a boy, only now, it’s about one boy, and he is my husband. Like I said in my vows to swoon- things are going to be amazing, and things are going to be terrible and I will love you the best I can through it all.
I thought the best blog I could write you you about what my forever love is like, would be to share with you all the things I have learned about love, about loving, about almost loving, about losing love, about it all.
Here they are:
-every single person you love will be the wrong one, until one of them is the right one. It’s totally okay to love the “wrong” ones with your whole heart, you might even think they are the “right” one. It’s good until it’s bad and that’s just the way it is. You are not stupid for believing in love and wanting that for yourself, because you deserve it.
-the intense feelings you have when you are 24 and take ecstasy (or insert any other drug) with someone, are not feelings of love, those are feelings of drugs. If you take drugs often, it will most likely really cloud your true feelings even more. I still think you should at least try being wild and doing the drugs once in your life because it is pretty incredible and it might not be love, but it will probably still be pretty awesome. (just be careful okay, and just once or twice.)
-you might not be able to see this right now, but people tend to get uglier as they get older. There is extreme beauty in youth- that is why you are all obsessively posting photos of your face on Instagram and I am posting photos of my dog. It’s really amazing to fall in love and make out with someone that is so freaking hot you cannot believe that you are naked with this person (holy crap! they look like a magazine!) You should absolutely make-out with this person, but I hate to break it to you- you are gonna get less hot, so is the hot person. Will you still really be into hot person when they are not hot person? Just checking.
-love isn’t static. It doesn’t stop. It isn’t one perfect moment in time you can hold onto forever. It is a long, long, long life (if you are lucky) love changes, You change. Your lover will change. You gotta make sure that your moral compass and the things that make the two of you tick are facing the same direction, that is the most important thing.
-when someone tells you that they are “not interested in being in a relationship right now” they don’t mean it. they want to be in a relationship, just not with you. sorry.
-you cannot change people. You cannot change the way you feel in your gut about that thing that person is doing that you wish you could change. Can’t. Ever. Again, sorry.
-you should absolutely be in three kinds of relationships before you settle down. One where you leave. One where they leave and one super crazy, obsessive, passion filled, long distance, text heavy, super intense one that ends realllllly bad. I don’t think you can be good at relationships until you’ve had all three.
-don’t fucking ditch your friends when you get a new love. (ughhhh! I’m going to tell you this, and you are going to do it anyway! ughhhhhh!) eventually, your friends are not going to be there when it all goes to shit and you will need your friends so you have someone to talk to, a couch to sleep on, a honest gauge of how you’ve been through this before and will be okay again.
-wear a condom. Not joking. Do it. Planning your life around things you hope won’t happen is a big mistake. Std’s are real, and people are liar’s and bad stuff happens to really nice vagina’s like yours. (girls: boys are going to tell you they can just “pull out.” you cannot pull out of herpes, and that shit is forever so buckle up.)
-do not let love get in the way of your life and your greatness. You can let it be a driving motivator to be great, but don’t put your life, goals, dreams, desires on hold because of a version of love you are living. I did this once, I lived FOR someone else’s life, and it’s one of my biggest regrets. You can never take back that time, and at the end of it, you won’t be any better off. Being obsessed with lovers noticing you because you are doing great things- but don’t just be obsessed, it’s not cute.
-when you get dumped and it really hurts, you are going to want to prove that you are “TOTALLY OK!” right away by using social media to post photos of you having “SO MUCH FUN! with all your friends while looking really hot. You might take it one step further and write a blog, a book, or a song. First of all, we can all see what you are doing. Second of all, person who dumped you still doesn’t love you. Third, you can never take the stuff back. that is all.
-learn how to have a killer orgasm. your lover(s) probably won’t be able to help you out with this until you figure it out for yourself. If your brain is not exploding, it should be, so keep trying. Amazing sex that you both equally enjoy will be the glue that holds it all together. It’s the greatest pleasure you can give eachother, and when you are having sex just to please someone else, it’s get’s very wah wah very quick. Get your rocks off yo, and PLEASE stop faking it. you are not helping anything by making someone think they are amazing in bed when they are not.
-know that you deserve a great love. You deserve it. I know! little you! I never believed it either. You deserve someone who is nice to you, who wants great things for you, who believes in you, someone who makes your life mostly better, and happier, and more fun. You deserve someone really safe, and really great and someone who thinks all the really annoying things you do are really awesome. Someone who will help you when you need help, someone who will party with you when you feel like going crazy. Date the assholes for a while so you know what that is like, but please, don’t make it a habit. you deserve more, really. It amazes me how many people don’t live according to this.
-the person who broke your heart will never say the thing you want them to, they will never say the thing that will make that heartbreak better for you. The person who really loves you, will always have the right thing to say to make you feel better about whatever heartbreak the world throws at you next.
....so yea, those are just a few things I wanted to share with you, to hopefully help you along in this little journey. i’m pretty excited to be on this journey of love as a mrs. I’m hoping that you will keep reading and keep being a part if this all with me. love you guys. xx
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