A Little Perspective

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I Am Thankful For...

So I've decided that my recent blogging slump is a result of the research papers I've been writing for the past two weeks. They've sucked the words right out of my head. I'm barely forming complete sentences these days. And I've still got one more paper to bust out before the semester is over. Huzzah. However, all of this is irrelevant, because this week is thanksgiving and despite my lack of eloquence lately, I still have a whole lot to be grateful for. I like lists, so this thanksgiving I want to say cheers to life and all the blessings the Lord sees fit to give me. Here's just a little taste of how good life really is, but in no particular order...

My crazy misfit loving incredible chaotic family, every last one of 'em

A spectacularly comfortable and warm bed


Jerusalem and everything that came with it

Snuggly boots that keep my feet warm

Chocolate and peanut butter, preferably together

Sleep, when I get it

My laptop


An education at one of the best universities (in my opinion at least) on earth

A free country where the opportunities are endless


Music, except maybe rap, meh

An apartment with a heater

A religion that answers all my questions

A job that pays me to take care of one of my favorite things in the world: books

A healthy body that only gives out on me occassionally

The ocean

My amazing thoughtful wacky hilarious inspiring friends

Summer rain


And so much more....

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Cereal or Tool Box?

Alright so there hasn't been anything new going on for quite some time. Seriously though, reading the back of a cereal box is more entertaining than my life right now. But I am determined to overcome it! I have a few ideas up my sleeve...but they are only in the early stages of planning and thinking, so I better not reveal them just yet. I just thought I'd let y'all know that I'm tired of being bored with everything and I'm hatching a devious plan to go on another adventure. Bah! Just when I thought I had the whole graduation thing and post-degree job figured out, I want to throw a really big wrench into the plan. Aw heck, pass me the whole tool box while you're at it! Besides, aren't tools meant to fix problems? Because I'm going to need the entire tool box to fix my cereal box of a life. 

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Books, Borders, and a Compass

I went to an excellent lecture this week for one of my lit classes, and the things the speaker said are still making me think, especially since I was pondering on the subject before I heard the lecture. So here it is...

Books are magical. Yes I am an English major so maybe I'm a little biased, but think about it. Books provide you with a passport into any land you dare to venture. You can go anywhere, anytime. You can experience the world without ever having to step outside your front door. There are no boundaries you can't cross in a book. However, outside of books, we have borders everywhere. We create borders to feel secure. Borders to establish friends, school, work, and most especially ourselves. I feel like I talk about this alot, so if it's redundant I apologize. But we build WALLS so much it really is absurd. Sometimes we spend so much time and energy building those walls that we fail to see all of the wonderful things going on outside of them. It's such a waste.

Anyways, there's my philosophical moment for the day. Now I need to just lament for a few minutes about my current living situation. Two of my roommates are leaving me next semester, and although I love my third roommate, my financial situation doesn't really allow me to stay. So I'm feeling like a freshman again as I endeavor to find suitable housing with complete strangers. Sometimes I think it will be great, meeting new people and getting a fresh new start. But then again, I'm a creature of habit and I like my comfort. What if I get another crazy roommate? And house hunting is nightmarish. I need direction in my life. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a life compass that could just point you in the direction you should go?