Archive for May, 2010

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May 15, 2010

today was a nice, relaxing day hanging out with pete :] i’ve already drifted into summer laziness, even though i can’t afford it. it’s all work work work this week, and then i start summer school. i really hope everything works out by the end of school :[ i know i failed that god-awful speech class, but i’m really hoping my other classes were 2 a’s and a b….that would make my week. and it seems like my manager finally got the hint point-blank message that i want less hours this summer. i’m refusing to kill myself slowly by overworking myself. yeah, work is what will help me pay off this credit card bill, but there will always be other expenses, as long as i keep thinking this type of materialism is a means to some end.

note to self: money cannot, and never will be able to, buy happiness!!

this happiness is found in God’s glorious sunsets, Jesus’ warm eyes, Pete’s loving kiss, Evie’s comforting hug, Jenny’s sarcastic smirk, Emanuel’s ridiculous impressions…and so on. i hope i don’t forget that.

leaving
May 4, 2010

so i’ve been reading “through painted deserts”, a book by one of my favorite authors, donald miller, and i’m already in love with it. it’s the beginning of a road trip he starts in houston, goes through oklahoma to the grand canyon, and ends up in portland. not only is the writing absolutely beautiful, the topic really intrigues me. just the idea of driving off into the unknown…no map…no timeline….just the open road, white dashes shooting by on your left side. although i love chicago, i think it’s important to experience “leaving”…i hope me and pete get to experience that at one point. what would be better than cudding up next to a best friend that you are fully in love with, and just driving off into something new and mysterious that you both get together? i crave that sort of freedom. maybe that will be europe for us. we’ve talked about it. and i know it’s something he would willingly take on. i’m more likely to give some resistance…but i know that once ┬ástep off that cliff…stuck in a freefall…it would be the most exhilarating experience of my life.

on another note, i’m currently inside the truman lobby, waiting for pete to get out of class. my meter’s been expired for 12 minutes now…so i keep looking nervously out the window. but i’m glad i got to get this post in.

also, i wish i had my book with me :[