Thursday, November 17, 2016

Slices of Life

In no particular order: lately...

For Halloweekend I dressed up as our friend Yeil. It was a perfectly executed costume, if I do say so myself. 

I then convinced the majority of our studio to dress up in purple and black for studio class on actual Halloween, like our professors. (tiny pic in the top right corner of the collage)

When will those Pillsbury slice-and-bake cookies (which Dan had never had?????) stop being addicting and adorable? Never? I'm okay with that.

We went to the driving range weekly for a few weeks there before I was drowning in school.

We saw The Dear Hunter kill it live (me for the fourth time!!)

We went to the state fair, ate some fried food, sweated our asses off. I went two years ago after first moving here, can't believe how that feels both like yesterday and a lifetime ago.

The weather finally turned and with it, my mood. I can see the end of the tunnel of death that was this semester. I can not tell you how glad I am that it's almost over. 

Next week Rebecca, Mom, and Grandma ALL come out for Thanksgiving and we're hosting dinner in our tiny one bedroom apartment, just send us all the good vibes you have that it will work out okay, yeeeeesh. I'm practically useless in the kitchen, so really it's good luck for Dan ;) I can't wait to see my family. I can almost taste the freedom! And turkey!
xx

Monday, November 14, 2016

But,

It's been a hard week for a lot of people. It's been a sad week. This past week was the anniversary of both my Grandma Lillian's and my Papa's passing. This week our country had a rude awakening. This week I was scared and confused and exhausted from the weight of "what have we done?"


But, I had a great weekend. I took time to bond with my boyfriend. I tried to avoid the anxiety that has been building all semester. I succeeded, for these past few days. I'm more optimistic now than I imagined I could be before. It feels good.

I know there are good people in the world, because I personally have so many of them in my life. You name the type of person, and I know a good one. I'm lucky.

But, I wish we were all so lucky.

It's hard to be optimistic. But,

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” 
– Barack Obama

I don't know what to do, or what I am going to do. But, I have loved ones whom I would do anything to protect. So, I will. I will fill my world with hope. And you should too.
xx
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