my baby cousin is going fratting and i don’t know how i feel about this
So I mentioned in my last post that I’m looking for an apartment in DC. I’ve never really looked for an apartment in a city that I wasn’t already living in, so I don’t really know how to go about doing this outside of contacting people I know and asking if they know anyone who’s looking for a roommate. Can anyone give me tips?
Evening. Utrecht by alexeysizov. http://ift.tt/1l6TZdM
Things I Love Today:
- Technical thesis advisor finally got back to me; everything is fine— I just need to fix a few citations and I can get his signature and be DONE!
- Little Red is gaining notoriety among my friends. My friend used to post birthday messages to his car and I told him I’d never understand the love he had for that thing, but now that I have my beautiful baby bike I TOTALLY get it.
- Rode home late at night on Monday; it was raining, and the streets were black and empty; my feet kept slipping off the pedals; it was so peaceful
- I have been unusually chatty in class lately! I actually spoke up in discussion and my transportation professor had to stop calling on me because I was raising my hand too much. Today’s lecture was also about bicycle infrastructure, sooo…
- Was really productive after class today; knocked out a bunch of emails to people I want to pester about transportation planning, fixed my technical thesis report, worked on my thesis portfolio, worked on Chicago plans
- might have found an apartment in the city that I can afford after graduation (!)
- it rained yesterday and it reminded me of Copenhagen. Forever wishing I was back.
do you ever get really caught up in the future? worrying what is going to happen once you graduate college and what you're going to do? i'm not sure what i want to do with my life and am scared that will lose all my friends who will be working somewhere else. you seem so level-headed, i was just wondering if you had any advice?
hey there! this felt like an epic ask so it’s getting an epic answer.
short answer: yes. I absolutely get stressed about what’s going to happen when I graduate college, whether I’ll be incredibly lonely where I end up, whether I’m close enough with my friends here that they’ll stay my friends forever. I worry about that all the time, actually.
that said – here’s what I say to myself about those things when I start tripping:
this sounds cheesy, but if you’re doing something you love, you’ll find people you love too. this also sounds cheesy, but if it is taking an impossible effort to keep someone in your life, they probably don’t belong there. if you keep pursuing things that are interesting and exciting and dynamic for you, in college and after, you’ll find yourself in communities of people who you’re excited about and similar to you. you will always find and make new friends. and the college friends who are meant to be your life friends will still be there, even if they’re far away – you’ll honestly always find ways to see them, even if that feels impossible now. they’ll miss you too.
I think there is a ton of hype put on college as like oh my god the best time of your life where you make all your friends forever and those are your people yolo college 4 lyfe and I honestly think that’s some bullshit. college is awesome. I love my friends here. I know that the ones who matter will stay in my life after. but I am so excited for the next part of my life when I get to actually go WORK at things that I am so fucking pumped about. it’ll be hard and scary and I’ll probably be poor and occasionally really lonely but its going to be a total adventure and I ACTUALLY cannot wait. you should be pumped too.
So this year 99% of the time I have been pumped about graduation, because so many good things have been happening (see next TILT post) but occasionally I begin to panic about all the fuckups I’ve made in college and worrying that life after is going to be something I can’t handle, but
I love this ask because a) it is so great to be reminded that this is something that almost literally everyone thinks and b) Kelsey is so spot-on. Optimism and a sense of adventure will lead to good things.
Lexie: I got hit earlier this week
Leixe: When you were uploading pictures of you looking amazing
Lexie: You turned into a woman in college, and I missed it
Lexie: But that means I must’ve done the same
Lexie: You look so incredibly beautiful and self-assured
Lexie: I’m just excited for the next four years
Sometimes you’re having a really shitty weekend so you decide to talk to the kid who told you to go to bed early and smile at the sun when you wake up and it leads to you feeling excited and proud of your recent accomplishments and scheming visits to Chicago for frolicking and bluesing and networking, and then your oldest friend reminds you that things are getting better and just
I’m excited, too
The night that made it all worth it.
Things I Love Today:
- spent yesterday morningpicnicking with friends at the most Cvillian event of the year (Tom Tom Founder’s Festival), followed by working on our bicycle paper
- after not grocery shopping for three weeks, I finally went today and spent $65 on food. I found a tea that sounds like it was blended just for me (green tea, mint, rosehip, black pepper), and strawberries, and greens and ugh I am just so excited not to have to survive off of stale conference bagels anymore
- exciting career things happening
- riding my bike all over the place; rode it in a dress today and I probably flashed half the school while rolling down some mean hills but did I give a fuck? No.
- might start a painting tonight; we’ll seee
- potentially visiting a friend in Chicago to hang out but also network with transportation firms after graduation…??? :)
- Earth Week this week!
“Life cannot be lived through no, and those who try to live life through no simply go on missing life. One cannot make an abode out of no, because no is just empty. No is like darkness. Darkness has no real existence; it is simply the absence of light. That’s why you cannot do anything with darkness directly. You cannot push it out of the room, you cannot throw it into the neighbor’s house; you cannot bring more darkness into your house. Nothing can be done directly with darkness, because it is not. If you want to do something with the darkness, turn the light off; if you don’t want darkness, put the light on. But all that you have to do has to be done with light.
“In exactly the same way, yes is light, no is darkness. If you really want to do anything in your life, you have to learn the way of yes. And yes is tremendously beautiful; just to say it is so relaxing. Let it become your very lifestyle. Say yes to the trees and the birds and people, and you will be surprised: life becomes a blessing if you are there to say yes to it. Life becomes a great adventure.”
Zorba the Buddha
it’s cute how i always convince myself that i can drink coffee in the evening
I love my friends, especially @vanilleae. Dinner at a Mediterranean restaurant and us realizing why the fake stairs next to the main ones are not meant for walking.
Things I Love Today 4/8/2014:
- Such coffee. Much hyper. Wow.
- Spent the evening with Sarah, spent a lot of money on food, but it was SO TASTY: lebneh with pita bread, chorizo and broccolini ravioli in arrabiata sauce, Turkish coffee, and a glass of rose and raspberry-lemon sponge cake for dessert, HOLY SHIT
- And then there was much derping
- I finally fed Little Red some air! And the weather is beautiful… so back on my bike tomorrow!
- I got asked for an interview with an AMAZING company… like, a company I didn’t in a million years dream of actually getting a job with but applied anyway because they were so cool? Like holy shit?
- :) :) :)
sometimes life doesn’t make sense so you eat only cookies for lunch
sometimes life doesn’t make sense so you have a bagel and cream cheese for every meal