I’ve been feeling very not at peace. I’ve definitely felt stressed out and overwhelmed before, but something about this feeling is a little different–like a real sense of unease in my heart. As of late, there are four personal things I can make excuses and blame it on, but the good thing is that none of them are permanent, and I tell myself that I have it in myself to turn it around. But I’ve been feeling so overwhelmed and it’s been so difficult to refocus, and the cycle perpetuates. Right now I’m drinking green tea and listening to #10 on this list over and over and it’s chilling me out. All I ask is to survive until Fall Break. Two weeks! Also I need to stop playing Tetris Friends.
Perhaps it would ease you to know that this post is late and that my apartment is way past the state captured in these photos. Also please excuse the poor quality. #candid? iPhone photos usually aren’t that bad, but these turned out quite grainy. I was probably too exhausted from moving in and building furniture to take proper photos.
This weekend I was away for HACKMIT, so I’m once again drafting this blog post in advance, and I won’t be able to tell you anything about it until next week! It will be my first hackathon, so I’m quite anxious, but my team is experienced, so they’ll be taking care of me (I hope). I feel like a hackathon is something I’d like to experience at least once in my life even though I’m thoroughly intimidated by them, and since I didn’t take the dive earlier, I figured this would be as opportune a moment as any. When my friends asked me to join their team, I committed without thinking it through, which is the only way I can get myself out of my comfort zone, ya know, before my brain catches up and I realise what I’m getting myself into.
Those following along with the blog know that I’ve moved into my new apartment! All the scary adult stuff and boring heavy duty stuff is done, so now I’m onto the most fun part: interior decorating! Today I’m sharing interior inspiration I’ve found off Instagram over at Hannah’s blog, so head over there to check it out. Earlier this week, Hannah wrote a guest post about The Shop Cafe, so check that out too if you missed it!
Hi everyone! Hannah, from hannahclaudia.blogspot.com, here. Audrey has graciously accepted my fan-girl request to collaborate, so in this blog post, I’m going to share a few photos and thoughts from my trip to a local coffee shop. Like Audrey, I’m a college student, and I’m currently located in Ithaca, NY. Unlike most college students, I’m just getting into the coffee world — and I’m loving it.
I’m back to full school mode, and I think you’re going to be able to start seeing it in my Happy Lists. Outings and adventures will probably be less frequent… I’m still trying to find my rhythm and figure out how to balance school, blogging, socialising, and taking care of myself physically and emotionally. The previous Labor Day weekend was definitely needed, and I got some blog stuff done, but not as much CS stuff as I would have liked. This past weekend was filled with hosting a cappella auditions (as was last weekend), and next weekend I’ll be away for HACKMIT. Ahhh! So. much. to. do.
– I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. –
Sly, funny, intelligent, and artfully structured, The Fortunes recasts American history through the lives of Chinese Americans and reimagines the multigenerational novel through the fractures of immigrant family experience.
Inhabiting four lives—a railroad baron’s valet who unwittingly ignites an explosion in Chinese labor, Hollywood’s first Chinese movie star, a hate-crime victim whose death mobilizes Asian Americans, and a biracial writer visiting China for an adoption—this novel captures and capsizes over a century of our history, showing that even as family bonds are denied and broken, a community can survive—as much through love as blood.
Building fact into fiction, spinning fiction around fact, Davies uses each of these stories—three inspired by real historical characters—to examine the process of becoming not only Chinese American, but American.
This is not the kind of blog post I usually write, but I’m just putting it here to shame myself for spending money. I have this thing where I need to explain to people what I buy so that I can validate my choices. Usually I’m not a shopper, online or offline, but once I buy one thing, the momentum just keeps building. I might write another post like this for all the new furniture I bought for my new apartment hmm…
It’s been an exhausting week of shopping five extra classes and an exhausting weekend of a cappella. It’s only been a week of school, but I am so thankful to have Labor Day off! I am writing this on Monday morning while eating a bowl of Frosted Flakes and wearing yesterday’s clothes (but they were clothes I changed into after my morning run and a shower, after which I didn’t leave the house, so they’re clean!!).