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December 24, 2018

letter love. in daily.

This morning I mailed two more postcards. Sending people actual mail is the most wonderful and heartfelt thing to me. Emails and e-cards and tagged social media posts are all well and good, but t...

December 23, 2018

wishing. in daily.

This will be my first Christmas spent away from my mom. It doesn’t feel like tomorrow is Christmas Eve. I’ve been smiling at all the Christmas decorations and holiday shoppers I’ve been seeing ar...

December 21, 2018

goodbye, hello, goodbye. in daily.

Saying goodbye never gets easier no matter how many times you say it. I’m still full of feelings about yesterday. I saw five old teachers, two friends from high school, and a cat that I used to p...

November 05, 2018

style. in college.

Here are some articles of clothing I would like to purchase because I love clothes shopping and I can finally start wearing certain things that my parents wouldn’t have really liked. Nothing scan...

October 10, 2018

flirty. in college.

Are you today’s date? Because you’re 10/10. I swear to god if someone used this on me in an actual flirtatious way I would drop on the spot and then marry them. It’s so wholesome and dumb and inn...

October 01, 2018

gratitude. in college.

So. I’ve been looking for apps to download that let me keep track of how I’ve been feeling and what I’ve been doing on a day-to-day basis, and so far, Daylio has been a quick/simple way to track ...

September 29, 2018

train mix. in college.

Yesterday night my friend and I went to a small event and did some DIY dorm crafts. She’s literally the sweetest and prettiest person ever… I went with her to buy oatmeal at a small cafe beforeha...

September 21, 2018

rain smiles. in college.

It’s been raining almost all day today, and the wonderful grayness outside has made me inexplicably happy. I got to wear my favorite sweater, jeans, and boots, and wear my hair down without it be...

September 20, 2018

sensible. in college.

A new pair of sensible flats is definitely necessary if I’m going to be walking to any more interviews anytime soon. My heels look nice and all (well, they actually kind of don’t just because my ...

September 15, 2018

let's make it last forever. in college.

College has given me so much freedom to learn and grow. I’m so happy here. I didn’t think I would be, but somehow things worked out. I’m stupid. I have a new crush. He’s gorgeous, and funny, and ...

September 07, 2018

get it over with. in college.

I scheduled a very early advising appointment with my academic advisor. I’ll have to miss my book club next week (which is SO SAD because I love Going After Cacciato so far) but, what’s done is d...

September 02, 2018

facts: in college.

grass feels amazing when you’re barefoot. but you shouldn’t try to stop a swing by pushing your feet into the sand if you’re barefoot. good movies are made infinitely better when they’re watched ...

August 30, 2018

swollen. in college.

i had a complete breakdown while over the phone with my mom. yesterday was my BIRTHDAY god fuck it and although i’d been feeling weird about it all day i was still mostly really happy to be where...

August 28, 2018

my own bike lane. in college.

It felt good to cry a little when I was on the phone with my mom. I still want to sit on the swings. It’s amazing how bad I can suddenly feel just a day before my birthday, considering just how w...

August 27, 2018

funnels. in college.

I tried some funnel cake for the first time ever when I went over to the boys’ lounge. Honestly, it wasn’t great. It tasted fine– about as sweet as I could imagine fried dough with powdered sugar...

August 26, 2018

acceleration. in college.

I genuinely think I want to do the five-year accelerated master’s program that my university offers. If I do it, it’ll be a total of 138-142 credit hours. The first four years of undergraduate wo...

we saw venus, saturn, jupiter, and our own moon through the telescopes at a small roof observatory this evening. seeing the pockmarks and craters of the moon was like finally getting up close to ...

August 20, 2018

on my way. in college.

My first day of college has been surreally productive. I got up at six, briefly, felt that was too painful, and got up at six thirty with my roommate instead. We got ready, and went out to run wi...

August 18, 2018

elliptical. in college.

My roommate and two of our hallmates went down to the gym and worked out for a bit. I am operating on four hours of sleep, from 3 am to 7 am. I did get to have an actual breakfast this morning, a...

August 17, 2018

skate. in college.

My roommate is a wonderful violinist. She’s practicing now in our room, and all of the moody sounds are skating from her bow in time with her metronome. It sounds like the whinny of a horse somet...

August 14, 2018

straight laced. in stress space.

apparently all the popular kids i knew in high school have spent the summer busy getting high and wild, which is awful and rather horrifying to hear. look. i know in this day and age being disapp...

August 14, 2018

8/14 in daily.

Today is my last day here before I go up north for college. Honestly it doesn’t even feel that bad or scary on the surface, yet for some reason, last night I had panic attacks that haven’t happen...

August 13, 2018

8/13 in daily.

The thing about being skinny is that so many things that might look good on someone else will simply refuse to cooperate with the flatness of your body. I do enjoy being thin most of the time– wh...

being negative is destructive, but i can’t quite help it. here’s a catalog of things that i’m very insecure about, just because i’ve been thinking about how these flaws make it hard for me to eve...

August 11, 2018

8/10 in daily.

(Regarding going out with a friend, finding parking, not using debit cards, squealing at plushies, talking about boys, and soothing my skin with cucumber slices). Yesterday I went out with my fri...

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