Friday, September 30, 2016


it's been a long two weeks
i'm going to bed

This week's goal: eat

Friday, September 23, 2016


I've been having a tough week. My friend Eli sent me a stuffed animal otter in the mail, with an encouraging message attached.

It's exactly what I needed.

This week's goal: be nice to everyone else

Friday, September 16, 2016

there is a war

between logic and emotion
and we're all waiting
to see
who will win

This week's goal: be nice to yourself.

Sunday, September 11, 2016


Well, it's week 4 of the semester, which means I've finally started opening my textbooks.

I have a lot of used and rented textbooks, and I think my favorite thing (besides them being significantly cheaper than buying new textbooks) is finding scraps from the lives of previous people who used the book.

I just leafed through one of my textbooks for quantum mechanics and I found a black plastic...thing (I don't know a more sophisticated word for it since I don't know what it is), a note-card that says "Bis until 10" with a box around the number ten, and the torn front page of a Notebook PC Quick Start Guide.

Admittedly, these are not very exciting items, but there's a sort of cryptic nature to them; I think that's what makes them fascinating. These scraps, little thoughtless pieces from daily life that somehow got stuck in the textbook while being mixed up in a backpack, or maybe used as a place-marker for something important: I have no idea what role these scraps played in someone's life, or why they ended up in the textbook.

And I don't know why, but I just really like that.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

Up and up

Sorry I kind of died last week.
First week of classes would have been a bit more enjoyable if I hadn't been stressed about the GRE and on top of that (of course), getting sick.

But the GRE is over. It went well enough, so I guess I'm just super relieved to be done and ready to move on to the next step. Which is just as daunting and intimidating. But. One step at a time.

Anyway, I'm in love with all my psych professors. They're all so funny and great and smart and I just absolutely love my classes. This semester is going to be a little tough, but luckily most of my classes overlap a lot in material, so it's kind of nice to be able to study for 4 exams at once.

Anyway, I'm going to take this weekend to catch up and recover. I was mildly prepared for the second week of classes being a lot of catch up work, but of course being prepared doesn't necessarily make things easy (just marginally easier than they would have been).

So for now I feel good. Like...not good. I feel okay. But in a good way.


This week's goal: CATCH UP! And no skipping classes dummy.