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Friday, April 25, 2014

Two Months, Ten Things


It's been almost two months since my last post. I am the worst.

But really, I have some good excuses. A lot of things happened. I was doing stuff. I wasn't just sitting around eating cake, like in my fantasy life. So don't even hate.

Here's a list of ten things that have happened in the last two months:


1. I started 100 Happy Days on Instagram. I really think it has actually helped my positivity. I have to think of something that made me happy every day, or at the very least think of something that didn't piss me off. That is no small feat. Too bad it's usually food. Oh well. Food is feelings!

2. The snow melted. Sweet Jesus, I thought this Michigan winter was never going to end. And though spring so far is mediocre at best, at least I don't have to dig my car out of the snow every day or have to fear falling on the ice and dying. I think I developed a complex though, because I'm convinced it's going to snow tomorrow no matter what. This winter fucked up my brainz, ya'll.

3. I read a bookGreat by Sara Benincasa, a modern-day retelling of The Great Gatsby with teenage lesbians. I've never read The Great Gasby, but I really enjoyed this novel. Plus, I pre-ordered the book and got a free autographed bookplate. I also follow Sara Benincasa on Twitter and she retweeted me like twice, so we're basically best friends.

4. I got a haircut. My hair hasn't been this short since, like, 2009. I don't hate it.


5. I finished the semester. Three down, two to go! I can't fucking wait to be done and to never go to school again.

6. I finished my internship. It wasn't perfect, there were some unpleasant challenges, but overall I really enjoyed my time at my agency and wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else. I will miss the people I met, and I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to learn from them. But I'm also happy to be moving on to new things. Speaking of which...

7. I got a graduate assistantship. I want experience in the field of women's advocacy so that maybe someone will give me a job in it someday, so I went to the Women's Center at my university and was like "hey can I do stuff for you" and they were like, "yeah, and also we can pay you." And so I have a graduate assistantship for the summer. 9 credits paid for + an hourly wage for 20 hours per week. I'll take it!

8. I played with my friends. Girls nights with coloring and nail-painting, St. Patty's Day with Irish car bombs, bar nights, sad movie nights, a Hunger Games party... we know how to have a weird time.
 I can't even explain how lucky I am for these people. 

Photo credit: Morgan and Chuck

9. I presented my research. That statement makes me sound a lot more scholarly than I am. For my research class, we had to complete a qualitative study. I interviewed three female bartenders on their experiences with sexual harassment in the workplace, wrote a giant paper, and almost died because that project stressed my shit out. But my professor liked it, so he asked me to present it in the Graduate Student Showcase. I made a really boring poster that I can't believe people actually stood there and read. But because I had the word "sexual" in my presentation, everyone thought it was daring and provocative and people wanted to talk to me about it, which led to a lot of great conversations on feminism and misogyny during the event. And I was only a little awkward. I almost didn't do it because everything terrifies me, but I'm glad I did.

10. We booked our vacation. Holy shit-balls, this means it's really happening (knock on wood). Immediately after graduation in December, Joel and I will be heading on a Caribbean cruise leaving from Houston and going to Honduras, Belize, and Mexico. We never went on a honeymoon, so this is our first big trip together where we will actually do stuff besides sit in his parents' condo and eat Five Guys. Words cannot express how excited I am for this. No, the only thing that can express my excitement is exactly three .gifs:





So now you know how excited I am. Only eight months and eight classes away... *Sob*

PS - Shoutout to anyone reading this who got here through The Loudmouth Lifestyle's post about "7 Bloggers That Get Real." Welcome! Thank you for reading! I hope you don't hate it! And isn't Steph such a peach? :)

2 comments:

  1. 1. READ THE GREAT GATSBY. That's an order. (You take those from me, right?) Anyway, just do it already.

    2. "I almost didn't do it because everything terrifies me, but I'm glad I did." Almost exactly me. Although mine is more like : I fearlessly do everything then wonder why it all went wrong then remember how socially unacceptable I am but still don't understand why that is. So pretty much the same thing, right?

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    1. 1. I knowwww. I've seen the movie with Leo, isn't that good enough?

      2. Definitely the same.

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