- me: and i know exactly how it'll happen
- tiffany: he told ali NEVER! haha how?
- me: i also told ali that i loved planning a few months ago
- and thats a lie
- so there
- Friend at airport: I'm at the gate and you can definitely tell there are a few Mormons to say the least
- Me: Well, you ARE going to Utah...
Well it’s finally here. Summer! Never have I been so excited for a break from school in all my 17 years of schooling. The only problem is—what am I supposed to do now?
There are a few upcoming potential projects that may influence how I spend my summer days. This is the first time I don’t know what my summer plans are, and it just seems fitting in my life right now. I’ve learned that being in grad school doesn’t necessarily mean you know what you’re going to do in life. In my situation, it proves the exact opposite. Never have I felt so lost and confused and just blatantly unclear about what I want to do in life, career-wise. In the end, I know it’ll be okay; I don’t necessarily know right now, but I’m going with the flow and trying to make lemonade with the lemons that life tends to have you.
What I DO know is that I have some summer goals, a bucket list, if you will. First of all, I want to get back in touch with my inner English nerd. I want to sit down and read books for leisure, yes I said it, leisure. On my list of reads: Jane Eyre, Sense and Sensibility, and A Tree Grow in Brooklyn. Yes, bring on the classic English literature; to be honest, I’ve never read those before. I was afraid of them in college because I never wanted to cram beautifully written books and not appreciate them. I want to get wrapped up in someone else’s life and be consumed by the drama, the romance and the heartbreak.
Further, I want to work on learning Arabic. And I’m serious about it this time. So many of my friends speak Arabic, so I figured if I’m surrounded by free tutors, then why not!?! But it’s a really really really hard language to learn and it has nothing to do with the Latin based languages I already know. Inshallah.
Now, typically when I spend money, I tend to spend it on things that I know I’m going to get my money’s worth. However, when one spends $55 on a half marathon registration, you best please that is a contract that will make, correction, FORCE, me to train and that means I must run…a lot. I just spent another $85 on shoes to said half marathon. So that’s that kids. Erica’s going to start running. Ta da!!
Most of all, these things I want to do are ways for me to improve myself and help me find my “chi,” if you will. The past 10-15 weeks have been a really rough time and I realize I need to do things to deal with the stress and anxiety that I put onto myself. I think it’ll be a good thing for me to focus on other things and work on me. I’m doin’ me. And I think that I’m totally worth it.
—President Abraham Lincoln” —
story of my life…make it happen people.
So this is a blog? Interesting. For years, I’ve been curious about what exactly a blog entails. After researching, I realized that it’s really about whatever you want it to be. Who exactly reads this stuff? Well, I don’t know. Maybe it’s meant to just be put out in the webspace for the universe to just hear our thoughts. Maybe people actually read for information, like getting recipes or exercise tips. Mine is not a blog for that. Mundane musings—that is what it’s for.
- Ali: GOD, SHE IS BRILLIANT
- me: lol
- Ali: We need to meet her somehow. Our to-do list is so long!
- 1. Finish death threats to stupid young singers ruining my life and causing the downfall of Western civilization
- 2. Pass Theory
- 3. Meet Lady Gaga
- me: Meet BRITNEY AND KIM!