Thoughts on a Saturday Morning

What’s nice about being a second semester senior is that you pretty much decide how you live your life. Although I’m still pretty busy, my academic life doesn’t pose too many threats to my regular life as it used to. I still have classes (3) and a job, and volunteering, but they’re more flexible than…

Welcome to January 20th

So on Thursday, I got out of class around 2:30 and was looking for something to do. I called my friend George, who I had not seen in a while. I was met with the response: “I’m going to the quarry. I’ll pick you up in 5 minutes. Put on hiking shoes.” We went to…

Highly caffeinated people do more good

Today I chose to do good with coffee. Ha. No really. Well, sort of. It really had to do with my thirst for something caffeinated and warm and anything that would keep me awake for this early morning to afternoon shift at work. But I’ve been trying to buy organic and fair trade coffee lately….

19 days in… what have I learned?

As I’m slowly acclimating myself to a new year (side note: Anyone else writing 2010 on everything? Well, that’s difficult, especially when working in an office with piles of paperwork), I ask myself what this first transition period has taught me. A new year comes with resolutions, sure, but it also comes with “imaginary resolutions”…

Resolution #2: Get a (new) license

So I am guessing I am one of the latest resolution-setters of all time. But better late than never, right? Right? … right? Well, my international license expired in the June of 2010, and I figured I wouldn’t renew it. After all, I’d never used it abroad and it just didn’t make sense. However, I…

Resolution #1: Write More

Though a few (ok, six) days late, I present… New Year’s Resolution #1: (image: jj pacres) I realized how much I don’t write anymore. I used to fill up notebooks, underline everything I read for inspiration… now I live off of this computer (another sign that technology is taking over the world). So this year,…

December flashbacks

I realized I never posted during my break, and I should relive those moments – because it really was a great break. I was in Malibu for the beginning of it, at a retreat for MKs (missionary kids, like myself). The weather was actually pretty dreadful, and it basically looked like this for the first…

2011, a new beginning (?)

It’s a new year. Moreover, it’s the year. The year that I graduate, the year I leave college, the year where my so-called “real life” begins. Am I nervous? Of course. Who wouldn’t be? But in part, I’m excited. I was a bit reluctant to let it go, but I think I’m ready for college…