Archive for September, 2010

I am convinced that we could be friends
September 27, 2010

I went home for the move this weekend, which was stupid, but I bought a new jacket, which was wonderful. Seriously, I am obsessed with this jacket! It’s an anorak from Old Navy. It’s black and it was the only one left in the entire store AND it was my size, therefore it was shopping destiny that I should purchase it.

This is it. It's wonderful.

I don’t have much else to report just now, except that this website is still cracking me up.

Aaaaaaaaaand have a song:

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I’ve got a tight grip on reality
September 16, 2010

I’m fucking stressed. I had a minor breakdown in front of the entire chapter on Sunday, I can’t stop listening to Paramore and all I want to do is go home.

Luckily, along with my two journalism classes, French for business, and badminton, I enrolled in acting this quarter. Megan and two other girls from the house are in the class too. I am fairly certain that this acting class is keeping me sane.

We start the class by centering ourselves. This involves stretching, vocal exercises and deep breathing. It’s glorious. Yesterday we spent the last part of class sitting silently with our eyes closed trying to focus on particular noises in and outside of the room. Another goal of this quiet time was to be as present in the moment as possible. This was extremely difficult for me, due to the aforementioned stress, and I was actually surprised by how much effort it took to just be in the moment. So, I have decided to start applying my acting lesson of being in the moment to everyday life. In order to let go of some of the tension in my life, I am going to make a more concentrated effort to focus on the now. So far it’s helping.

Also, I’ve started taking Zumba. It’s awesome.

“There are so many douchebags in the world”
September 7, 2010

My first class of junior year is in 9 hours but instead of getting a restful night’s sleep I am sitting in the hallway typing. Yup. I’m typing away like my deadline was hours ago. Why? Because I’m a douchebag. I was lying in bed, on the edges of sleep, when this thing popped into my head. That thing was a short story.

I told you I was a douchebag.

So now I’m sitting in a folding chair writing a short story while people ask what I’m doing and then give me weird looks when I tell them the truth. Perhaps I’ll post said story on here at some point, but not now.

Side note: I can’t believe this is my 200th post! Crrrrazy.

When the dog bites, when the bee stings…
September 5, 2010

Although I have only been at school for a week now, I am already anticipating a weekend at home. Classes haven’t even started and yet I am overwhelmed and feel like I’m drowning in stress. I am longing for summer in Bay Village, surrounded by the people who know me the best. For all the fun that I had last year at school, this past summer saw some of the most fun I have had in a long time. My only concerns were getting to work on time and coordinating plans for afterwards. Now I have checks that need to be cashed piling up, phone conferences to schedule, finding somewhere to live next year, and figuring out what the hell I am going to write for the paper this quarter. All of those concerns don’t even cover my classes, which are going to be particularly challenging (Well, except badminton.) I miss my mom. I wish I could be home with her while we prepare for the move, and I hope my sister is coping a bit better with being overseas. I cannot imagine having all of this stress while knowing I wouldn’t see anyone I know for a full year. Well, at least The Sound of Music is on so I can enjoy one of my “favorite things” while calming down.