"dream great dreams and find the courage to live them"

-erwin mcmanus

Friday, August 21, 2009

sister, sister.

i cried watching an old episode of sister, sister today. you know, the old tia and tamara mowry show? lame, right? well, tyrone (i think was his name) was a high school drop out who is now a good mechanic, but he wanted more than anything to get his GED. he failed the pretest, but then worked really hard with the help of tia and tamara to study for the real test.

when he announced that he passed his test, i teared up. for real. the thing is, this isn't a one-time occurrence... i cry at parts of movies that don't even phase other people, but i never connected them before.

a dream realized is a beautiful thing.. something that one longs for so deeply, works so hard for, and then finally it becomes reality. to see that happen moves me so profoundly that i cry. crazy? maybe.

thus, the reason i cried during an episode of sister, sister :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

a real adventure.

"life is an adventure."
the title of this blog.

and yes, life definitely is an adventure. as i'm going into my last semester at moody, all i can think of is what will come afterward. moving back to green bay? finding work in chicago? teach for america? TESOL certification? grad school? i have so many choices, so many directions to go... and that's actually the problem.

unlike a "choose your own adventure" book, i have more than just two things to choose from, and the choices actually directly influence my real life, not just a story.

an adventure? yes. with turns and holes and barriers, with forks in the road.

jesus, guide me through, because i just can't find my way on my own. i don't know which way to go.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

it's 90 degrees and humid. feels like a sauna out there!
it's a good thing i don't have to be outside much today. in fact, i'm packing up my life right now. time to move one more time... for my last semester of college! crazy..
so when i'm finished packing, it's time for a washington DC vacation, a week at home, and then coming back to the city to move my things back to moody.

as i look at my room, all packed up in boxes and bins again, i realize how much i just want to settle down. i want to have a home where i don't have to move every few months. i'm tired of packing up and moving around. i used to like it... but that time is long gone!

i've been applying for some "real" jobs, and it feels so strange. instead of just taking whatever part-time work i can find, i have to think about what is going to happen after i graduate. what kind of job can i keep on a full-time basis afterwards... what will give me experience in the future. it's a completely different kind of job search, and, to be honest, it's a little scary.

well, more packing needs to be done, and i don't have much time left. my family will be here in 2 hours to head east! i'm excited :) and not nearly ready...