Thursday, August 20, 2015

Categorical Update, 2 Years Later

On money: not really of much concern right now, but I would like more of it
On social: feeling decent, although sad that a lot of friends have moved to different cities
On career: Ongoing struggle to figure out what I want to do
On love: sad about the breakup, but optimistic about the future
On living situation: I'm kind of over having roommates, I really want to live with a guy that I'm in love with
On motivation: spurts of high, then I get busy with day to day stuff
On creativity: I've been playing my uke more since the breakup
On geography: feeling fine about this
On eyes: same stress and anxiety
On body: we're fine with each other

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Categorical Update

On money: not really of much concern right now
On social: still feeling good, but sad about friends moving away
On career: I wish I could figure out what I want to do with my life
On love: feeling good :)
On living situation: still great, but I really would love to live with a significant other at some point
On motivation: higher caused by the bf
On creativity: it's lingering around somewhere but often hides from me
On geography: thankful for my independence but missing space
On eyes: same stress and anxiety
On body: we're fine with each other

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Letter to My Future Boyfriend

Dear Future Boyfriend,

If you are reading this, I think you are amazing. Seriously. I am quite selective about who I date, and by the fact that I'm considering you to be my boyfriend, well you've got to be pretty freaking special. With that being said, there are some things you should probably know about me if you want to be with me. Here is a list:

1. I get pretty needy when I am sick. Bringing me Gatorade and soup will score you points.
2. I am not a reader. This is just a fact. But I will at least try to make an effort if you recommend a book to me.
3. I find vests to be very sexy. Also, skinny ties. Also, black button down shirts. Also, baby blue shirts.
4. I will want to hold your hand. Like all the time.
5. I will need your help in the dark. Please tell me if there is a step coming up and walk me to the bathroom if we are in a dark place.
6. I will run into things and trip over things because of my eyesight. I will be a little embarrassed about this, so please don't make too big of a deal about this when it does happen.
7. Notes/texts/calls/messages are huge for me. I want to know that you're thinking of me when we're not in each other's physical presence.
8. Sometimes I may not know the right words to say to you. Be patient with me and I'll be upfront with you.
9. On movies: I cry during sad ones. I don't like scary ones. I fall asleep during most of them, probably on your shoulder.
10. I have a cat. He is not super friendly or affectionate, but I love him. Please accept that he is a part of my life.
11. If I sing or dance in front of you, this is a very good sign. Especially if I am sober.
12. I am a romantic to the core. I like sappy love songs and chick flicks. Romantic gestures are always appreciated.
13. I will not have sex with you right away. Give me time, and don't pressure me. It'll happen when the timing and feelings are right for both of us.

Your Future Girlfriend

Sunday, December 9, 2012

62 Days Later

What I'm working towards in parentheses

On money: dwindling still, but getting a paycheck helps greatly (unworried with extra to spend)
On social: several people to hang out with, love love love (check!)
On career: seriously considering grad school for elementary education (love my job, grateful)
On love: complicated but mostly not there (in love, happy)
On living situation: love (eventually living with a guy, but happy for right now)
On motivation: slightly higher since I've been working (high)
On creativity: it has been getting used a little (high and doing things with it)
On geography: thankful for my independence (feel safe, have room)
On eyes: same stress and anxiety (the surgery/treatment worked)
On body: we're fine with each other (I look hot and feel great)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Hello again

Hello, blog. It has been quite some time since we have seen each other. I thought I would say hello, see how you are doing since I left you without even saying goodbye. I apologize. I will not lie to you. I will probably do it again. But as long as we are both honest with each other, you can't get mad at me, right?

Things have been quite interesting in my life lately. Here, let me write a poem for you.

On money: dwindling
On social: surrounded and happy, thankful
On career: overwhelmed and not going anywhere but no idea where I want it to go, still
On love: I won't settle but this is taking awhile
On living situation: having roommates = love
On motivation: bursts then low again
On creativity: there, but lacking motivation
On geography: missing space, overcrowded
On eyes: stress, anxiety, daily
On body: good days, not as good days, mostly goodish

Self: repeat in 30 days? 60 days? Some point in the future?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chicago Bucket List

1. Go to a concert at the Ravinia Festival this summer (check!)
2. Go to Six Flags Great America this summer
3. Go to First Friday at the Museum of Contemporary Art
4. Go to First Friday at the Old Town School of Folk Music (check!)
5. Go to Trader Todd's for karaoke (half check - went, but line was too long to actually sing)
6. Host a potluck picnic in Oz Park (check!)
7. Go to Learnapalooza (check!)
8. Find a park in the city that makes me feel like I'm not in a city
9. Ride the ferris wheel at Navy Pier
10. See a show at Second City
11. Go to the Taste of Chicago (check!)
12. Dance at Summer Dance (check!)
13. Go ice skating in Millennium Park
14. See at least one movie at Movies in the Park (check!)
16. Walk around downtown Evanston (check!)
17. Go to an Irish pub
18. Eat dim sum in Chinatown (check!)
19. Go to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field (check!)

Sunday, April 10, 2011