#WeekendCoffeeShare–The Obligatory Post-Date Update and Other Stories

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m feeling much better than I was last week at this time. After spending half the day on Monday in bed, I forced myself to get up because I had dinner plans with a friend and, after a good night’s rest on Monday night, I felt much better on Tuesday.

If we were having coffee, I’d ask if you remember that post about birth control that I wrote a few weeks ago? Well, it was all for naught. In the end, I didn’t get any lecture about going off of birth control, though that is probably mostly because my doctor read through the wrong file before coming into my appointment and totally thought I was someone else. He apologized when he realized the mistake and I truly do think he felt quite terrible. I admit, it did feel a bit impersonal, being asked about someone else’s recently inserted IUD and someone’s job, but I Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare–The Obligatory Post-Date Update and Other Stories”

Word Porn Courtesy of Carson McCullers + Some Commentary on my Own Anxieties

“The whole world was this symphony, and there was not enough of her to listen”

Every once in a while, I’ll be reading a book only to come across a quote that I find to be unbelievably beautiful. The quote speaks to me; I deeply identify with it in some way.

I am currently reading The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. I Continue reading “Word Porn Courtesy of Carson McCullers + Some Commentary on my Own Anxieties”

Blogging to Grow

This quote. I love it. As a college student who lives on campus at my University, I don’t have the opportunity to actively live such a life to the extent that I’d like to. After all, most of the people I spend time with on a regular basis are between the ages of 18 and 22. It is true that I have friends and acquaintances from different backgrounds and even different countries. However, on such a small campus, I end  up seeing the same people again and again on a day-to-day basis. That’s not a bad thing, of course…I love my friends and I love my school! However, there isn’t a whole of room to continuously meet new people. Okay, I digress, that probably also has a lot to do with the fact that I’m a socially awkward introvert. The point I’m trying to make though is that college, as much as I love it, can be really good at putting one in a small, closed off bubble…especially at a college as small as Morris!

I read this quote, though, and immediately started to think about everyone whom I’ve been interacting with since joining WordPress. WordPress has allowed me to Continue reading “Blogging to Grow”

A Dinnertime Conversation that Made a Difference

Today at dinner, I had a conversation with a guy who is pretty involved in theater here at Morris. I’ve known who he is for a while as Morris is pretty small and it’s easy to know who people are here, but we’ve never spoken before.

At one point, we got onto the topic of theater and he started talking about two really intense roles he’s been in–one that he had last school year and one that he is currently preparing for right now. He talked about how despite the profound differences in these two characters, both of these roles have pushed him incredibly as an actor.

I was struck by how passionate he was about this. How he viewed these roles not as characters to pick up for a little while and then cast aside once the show Continue reading “A Dinnertime Conversation that Made a Difference”