Musings

It’s 5 AM and My Neighbors Won’t Shut Up

I don't even live on campus, so I don't know why this is, but somehow my downstairs neighbors are the loudest people in my apartment complex. This perplexes me because up until about 2 weeks ago, I didn't even know anyone was living down there. My upstairs neighbors, the stampede of high heel-wearing wild animals… Continue reading It’s 5 AM and My Neighbors Won’t Shut Up

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Kneeling Outside My Professor’s Office, Cursing at the Gods

I was going to get an 'F' on this essay. This essay that I had poured what was left of my heart and soul into. The very heart and soul that had been fading from my body since the beginning of the semester. College is the worst of parasites. Let me start at the beginning.… Continue reading Kneeling Outside My Professor’s Office, Cursing at the Gods

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Assuming the Fetal Position

In an exercise class full of athletic beefcakes, I am at their mercy. They could easily shatter my body with a single dodgeball, razing me to the ground in a heap of concussed panic, rendering me broken and paralyzed with fear. This has always been a typical gym class for me. Physical education is the… Continue reading Assuming the Fetal Position

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Not the Picture of Innocence

It's not every day I get selected for a bag search by security. And, as a tiny little girl, I could get away with a lot more than I try to get away with. It's a good thing I wasn't trying to get away with anything the other night however, because I wasn't even able… Continue reading Not the Picture of Innocence

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I Should Have Called Off Sick

Yesterday, families and communities across North America came together to hold hands and stare at the sun. Normally, this would be a dangerous activity, but yesterday was the first solar eclipse in 38 years. I had been anticipating my library's solar eclipse party since May, but nothing could have prepared me for the characters I… Continue reading I Should Have Called Off Sick

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Eclipse Madness

Oh God. It's 10:37 AM and the phone won't stop ringing. I can't do this until 3 PM. I might have mentioned it before, but I work in a library. We are having a solar eclipse viewing party today at 1 PM. Our solar eclipse viewing glasses will be distributed at our party for people… Continue reading Eclipse Madness

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Childhood Trauma

Manslaughter or premeditated murder? I had a Barbie when I was younger, and I don't know why she was my favorite because she looked just like all of my other Barbies, but she was. I would spend my days begging my darling big brother to play Barbies with me because it was usually more fun when… Continue reading Childhood Trauma

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The Not-So-Distant Future

30 Day Writing Challenge - Day 30 List your goals for the next 30 days. I don't usually set concrete goals because I'm lazy and the inevitable feeling of failure is far too overwhelming. However, I guess I can still list a few things that I've been working on that, if completed within the next… Continue reading The Not-So-Distant Future

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Playing Hostess

30 Day Writing Challenge - Day 29 List 10 people, living or dead, you would invite to dinner. Include the dinner menu. I have a confession to make. I can't cook. I can make a pretty mean scrambled egg, but my cooking skills end there. That being said, I don't think the point of this… Continue reading Playing Hostess

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Slipping Through My Fingers, Still Within Reach

30 Day Blogging Challenge - Day 28 What is something/someone you miss? I miss a lot of things. But I miss people so much more. I frequently come across amazing people only to have them exit my life as quickly as they came. Sometimes, physical distance separates us. Other times, this distance is emotional. Either… Continue reading Slipping Through My Fingers, Still Within Reach