October 08, 2013

Oh, hi.

I think I'm finally settled into the new school year.  Furthermore, fall is upon us, and I'm loving it.

With everyone being back now, I remember how full and alive campus can feel.  I also remember what it's like to spend all evening reading or working on homework and still not be done.  It's exhausting, really.  Of course, this exhaustion likes to show itself, often in peculiar ways.  Take this picture of Erin, for example, and maybe you'll be able to relate.
Yup, the sophomore shenanigans never end.

My two film classes are equally interesting and demanding.  Given my new critical eye, however, I couldn't get through 10 Things I Hate About You this weekend without simultaneously questioning its ideologies and admiring the form/cinematography.  If you're ever curious as to what I've been watching, you can check out my nifty page, Movies in 2013, or browse my Goodfilms profile.  I try to keep both updated, even when I go almost a whole month without blogging.  Also, in case I haven't mentioned it before, I'm always open to recommendations!

The weeks pass so quickly here, here being college.  Brianna, now at college in California, sent me a letter today and expressed a similar sentiment.  How does this happen?  I'm afraid I'll never know.

I am definitely busier than last year.  I am on the board of Students for Education Reform, I attend weekly Sophomore and Leadership Development meetings, I volunteer at a community center, and I'm co-DJing a radio show with Nicole (Sundays at 11 AM CDT, you can listen in here).  Oh, and I have four classes...plus yoga on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Needless to say, I've become an obsessive user of Google Calendar.

As much as blogging is fun and awesome, I should confess I've started journaling more instead.  (Besides, I need a reason to justify my purchases of washi tape and colorful pens.)   This allows me to be completely uncensored and open to more visually express my ideas.  I know it's possible to do the same digitally, but my moleskine will have to suffice.  It's nice to physically adhere mementos to the page, y'know?

And thank you again to Dillion for sending an awesome fall-inspired package!  I plan to bake the cupcakes tomorrow in prep for my birthday on Thursday.  I'm trying to have an epic dance party with nearly all my friends.  I'll let you know how that goes down.

I hope everyone is transitioning well into the new season!

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