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Week in Review: 9/5-9/12

I’m navigating how exactly I want to blog, and what exactly I want to blog about…it’s a combination of me being constantly curious and consistently having ten million thoughts in my mind. I’ve kinda-sorta figured out the logistics of what I’m going to be doing regularly and what I want to accomplish…being sick in bed really gives you a lot of time to think about things.

This also, by the way, should explain why I’ve been gone for the past week.

BUT ANYWAYS, I plan on blogging regularly three times a week, and one out of three of those times will be a weekly recap. It will typically be posted every Friday (because that’s the end of the week, right? At least in my mind it is), and it’ll help me really envision and organize things, as pretentious as that might sound.

My favorite quote from last week:

“How we walk with the broken speaks louder than how we sit with the great.” -Bill Bennot

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I’ve been thinking a lot about myself. I always want to be growing, and I always want to be bettering myself to become the best version of myself that I can possibly be. I am constantly curious, constantly restless, and constantly craving improvement and growth. I may not always be screaming all of this from rooftops, but I always want to be a better person–not better as in richer, more famous, but I want to be more of a good person. A genuine, gracious, real person.

Of course, I’ve made some mistakes and I’ve tripped multiple times, but progress isn’t always an upward thing. I’ve been petty, immature, childish, selfish. But those past decisions don’t define me, and they are not who I am as an entire individual.

I recently started working at an organization to help homelessness, and I must say that I absolutely love it. I love the work that I do, I love the cause that I work towards, and I am a firm believer that you have to believe in the work that you do. If you don’t, then it makes it very hard for you to keep putting in one hundred percent. I think people forget about being positive, and being a genuine person in the pursuit of glory. They forget about asking people about their day, smiling kindly at a stranger, or holding the door open. They forget about the less fortunate, and they forget that although their world may be perfect–our world as a whole is far from it.

And I think it happens, not because people suck and just want to be bosses, but because they are so intimidated about the little things they can do in their life to be kinder. To be more of a good person. You don’t have to have huge financial means to be a good person, in order to be a more gracious person, it does not cost a thing. You just have to start with little kind acts, whether it’s telling a homeless person to have a great day instead of brushing them off, writing a thank you on your receipt for your server, or moving your purse off the seat next to you on the CTA. Or not trying eating Hot and Spicy Cheez-its Grooves and drinking Lime Perrier in your Physics lecture…

I’m definitely NOT saying that I’m a perfect person, I am always a work in progress.

People don’t remember Princess Diana because she was married to Prince Charles, they remember her because she was a kind and genuine soul, and a one of a kind lady.

LIVE

This is what’s been going on in my life- I had the flu. Yes, I got the flu this early into flu season. It was the absolute worst, and I could write a long-ass paragraph about how it was terrible and sucked the life out of me, but I won’t.

Instead, I’ll tell all of you to pretty please get vaccinated!

LOVE

I laughed a little at this section, I’m not going to lie. I’ve been doing this crazy and revolutionary thing where I don’t date anyone. Seriously.

After the phenomenally terrible date I went on with a Quilette werewolf, and another date that wasn’t the best, I’m kind of over the whole dating thing. I like having my bed to myself, I like having the ability to eat blue cheese and grapes for dinner, and I’m pretty damn content with all of it. But on the off-chance that something exciting happens, this section exists.

WORK

I actually started a brand-new job last week, and I have absolutely been loving it. I’m going to hold off divulging too much… because I have a blog post planned.

LAUGH

Whether it’s a funny story, meme, or whatever, there will always be something here that makes you laugh.

This week, it’s some funny sass from my best friend Julio.

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WRITE

Usually a link of posts I’ve written over the week… for last week I did not write any.

EAT

When I was sick, I really, really wanted lentil soup. So, after work one day, I headed over to Sultan’s Market to get some of their lentil soup. I opted for the large, which was only THREE DOLLARS. Three dollars!

By far, their lentil soup is the best lentil soup that I have ever had in my entire life, the price is very low for the massive portion of lentil soup that they give you. And not only that, but it’s super flavorful, and just the absolute best. I swear the Soup Nazi makes it.

DREAM

Not big-picture goals or dreams, necessarily. But little wants and likes.

  1. I want to go to The Art Institute sometime soon, I haven’t gone in a really, really long time!
  2. I want to find the world’s best mac and cheese recipe (more on that later)
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2 Comments

  1. I loooove the set up of your blog!! Your image and purpose is beautiful. I look forward to reading future posts too. I hope that you can get over this sickness 100% too!

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