SETTLED IN THE UNSETTLED

Friday, December 1, 2017


I think I felt it when I stepped out of the family minivan and rolled my carryon bag down the bumpy concrete path to the res halls. For one thing, the air was colder; after spending four days in inland OC, the nippy San Diego temperatures made me more aware of the differences between home and school. For another, the campus was still pretty empty: as I trekked down the path alone, something clattered hollowly around the area bridging my heart and my stomach.

FLUSTERED & IN FLUX

Thursday, November 23, 2017


As I write this, I’m sitting on a futan in a room that was mine two months ago but isn’t now. My old bedroom desk, formerly laden with papers and strewn with pens and markers and pencils, is now bare (and clean), supporting only a sewing machine and a pencil cup.

HOME!!!!!

Monday, November 20, 2017


I’m going home in two days, and I can’t wait.

BUSYGIRL

Monday, November 13, 2017

IT'S SO PRETTY

I have ten minutes until today fades into tomorrow, and all that’s pounding in my head right now is a wave of exhaustion because I need to go to bed but also I have so much to do tomorrow.

HOW TO BUILD A LOG CABIN

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


How does one build a log cabin?

HALLOWEEKEND

Sunday, October 29, 2017


[written on Saturday night]
It’s Halloweekend, which means the past few nights in my suite have been a flurry of costumes and loud voices, bright colors and door slams at three in the morning. I don’t begrudge the partiers their fun; neither do I envy them. I’m a girl content to be the only one in the study room on a Saturday night, surrounded by books and papers and washable markers. Tomorrow is Sunday, and Sunday means church, and church means that I need to go to bed soon-ish tonight.

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