The last half of this month has been exhausting, dramatic and not very fun at all. It hit me like a bag of books that I HATE academic writing. It's so goddamn boring, and good for one thing: facts. I do not enjoy research papers (the only kind of research I could do is ethnographic, I'm sure...it allows creativity). I have the job interview of my college dreams tomorrow and a potential amazing internship with one of my favorite non-profits. The point is...I dislike most Januarys, but the natural signs of spring are here, good things are happening, I'm really really smitten and my dad is making fish and chips. PS: Don't forget to donate time and money to Haiti!
I'm very lucky, fortunate, what have you. My heart goes out to Haiti. I feel like keeping my love-ones clooooooose.
My life, as a stream of consciousness:
Yerba Mate, Coming of Age in Samoa, crows paper bag experiment, Anthropology professor reminds me of Cynthi in some ways...miss her, USK, x|k, adorable phonecalls, running for the bus, running through puddles (tons of rain), hand hurts from writing so much, lost notebook, found notebook, Black And White cat, gadfrey, eagles, Prelude, Rubicon, middle names, Vinney, Wyclef, Swedish bloggers, waiting for my FP package, sleep sleep sleep, run run run, study study study...so glad it's the weekend...today will be good.
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For me, happiness is the freedom to do what you enjoy, the freedom from that which brings you down and lowers you in any (negative rather than humbling) way, and the act of being surprised.
During a difficult part of my life a couple years ago, I struggled to understand the minute details of life and relationships and was left hanging and tangled in them. Trust me, this was a point of unhappiness for me.
One day, it stopped being painful. I stopped caring so much over these details. When I look back, it wasn't actually a sudden process, but a gradual one involving me getting involved. I got a fabulous job, volunteered, helped organize every possible school event, explored the country by myself and started helping animals. Boredom is the hobgoblin of the mind...never let yourself be bored and may you be on the road to happiness.
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