Monday, November 30, 2009

and we'll all shine on

No matter how short it was, Thanksgiving break was lovely.
Those who live in the 717 are some of my favorites. They're just good people.

I'm actually pretty excited for the next two weeks. I have a lot of work, but it's manageable.
I'm focusing on the fun things that are coming:
New York City for the day, Secret Santa reveal, viewings of every Christmas movie ever made, multiple A'Capella concerts.
I'm going to focus on these positives, rather than only thinking about the finals that are looming ahead.
Christmas season, show me what you got.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

thanksgiving break is such a tease.

Monday, November 23, 2009

I was just talking to Jayda about something that happened two summers ago. We mentioned that it had been TWO summers ago and it was crazy because it doesn't seem that far in the past. Time has flown by since college started and I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around it. I've always been told to enjoy my time here and to not let any second pass by because it's gone before you know it, but I never believed anyone. College would pass by at the same speed that high school did and I would want out by the time it was time for me to go.
By the time I was a sophomore in high school, I was already counting down the time I had until college. In class I would day dream about what I would do once I graduated, how different life would be. But things are different has a sophomore in college. College is a bubble like no other time in our lives its. Nothing has been or will be the same as the experiences that colleges brings to us. And I'm now terrified of what's coming after. Finding a job, finding a husband, starting a family...WHAT THE FUCK. It's all so scary and it's getting closer and closer and I can't stop it.

I cannot believe that I'm halfway through my sophomore year already. I'm starting to think about how I'll look back on my college life when I'm older; will I have had enough fun? Will I be the one with the good stories? Maybe I'm by father's daughter (which I totally am. It's almost ridiculous), but that's who I want to be.
I want to do well in school. I want to form life long friendships with people here. I want to be a proud Temple alumni. I want to get into the career I have chosen and do well. And I want to leave here with a handful of memorable stories.

But right now, I'm going to live in the moment. I'm going to start living with no pre-action regrets. I need to stop thinking about things and start doing things, within limits of course. I want to loosen up and start talking to people that I wouldn't normally talk to and do things I wouldn't normally do.

PS. No matter how cliche, this song is great.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

footloose and fancy free

So excited for Spring Break! I just can't stop looking up things to do in the South. It's a whole other world and I want to see it all.

7. Art
13. Duhh
16. Weird

Enough obsession for today. RoadsideAmerica is my new favorite website

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

this world is his; his and hers alone

Lately I've been wanting to go somewhere new. A place where things are simple; no school work with deadlines. Maybe that's why I became obsessed with this song today. It's speaking to me.
Anyone who knows me knows that this is not a normal feeling for me. I'm a traditionalist. I like things to stay the same. I'm comfortable where I am and change scares me.
But not lately. Lately, I've been craving something new. I'm really happy with where I'm at right now; I'm feeling more confident, I'm happy, I'm where I belong, but there's a little part of me that wants to go somewhere and breathe new air.
This is part of the reason that I'm so upset that I can't study abroad. When I started college, studying abroad was something that I always wanted to do. I wanted to go somewhere huge, on my own, and become a better and more experienced person.
I realize that I can always travel overseas through my life, but I'm worried that I won't. Studying abroad is the perfect opportunity to get long-term travel out of your system before you get stuck in the grind of your career and I'm afraid that I'm missing out on that. I know that once real life starts, I'm unlikely to travel often, and that's saddens me.
My main goal as of now is to make it to Ireland while I'm still and O'Neil. That is something that is really important to me. Goals are always a good thing, right?
Oh well, I guess I have a trip to the South to look forward to. Literal midnight train to Georgia?

With all of that negativity said, I am feeling like a brand new, better version of myself lately. At the risk of sounding lame, I feel like I've got a pep in my step lately.
I'm participating actively in classes, saying hello to everyone I know on campus, becoming more independent, and generally just growing up. It's a good feeling.
I like mature Corrie.

I am counting down the days until Thanksgiving break. I can't wait to see everyone at home and eat a shit ton of good and have it be acceptable and appropriate. Best day of the year.
However, I am looking forward to another good weekend at TU before a weekend off. Last weekend was wonderful and silly and all around a great time, and I'm hoping for much of the same.

PS: How fabulous is Gladys? I wish there were still musicians like that.