Life Lately

Hello, World.

The past week of my life consisted of endless cups of pumpkin tea, reading of various texts (Greek Tragedy, the Bible, etc.), coffee dates with new friends, and realizing that exactly one year ago I was in a very different place than I am now. For better or worse, things are different, although I have a funny feeling that I’m exactly where I should be, and that I have exactly who I should have in my life. It’s funny because sometimes when certain people exit your life, it sets off a firestorm of new people coming into your life, and they’re exactly who need at an exact moment. But, besides my mini-rant, life is going swell. Whoever decided it was a good idea to take four reading heavy classes this semester, however, should be slapped in the face because I’ve read more in the last week than I have in a very long time…and that’s an accomplishment for an English major.

I’m currently taking Seminar, The Bible and Its Interpretation, Introduction to Literary Theory, Historical Methods, and a quarter-credit book to film club class. So, basically I read all day every day. It’s a little stressful, but I manage. On the bright side, I’ve met a lot of new people through my classes and I feel like I have a bunch of new friends after WOW, so I’m feeling pretty good right now. I feel like it’s really interesting how you think you need someone in your life, but then once they kick themselves out of your life, you realize they’re exactly what you don’t need. So, for all my new friends, I love you all and I feel so blessed to have you in my life.

Here are five things from the last week of my life (one for each day I suppose):

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1)   Drinking coffee and reading a mountain of history material. I hardly ever drink coffee, but after going straight from WOW into classes, my sleep schedule is a mess and so is my level of alertness. Also, the mug is from Anthropologie and I’m completely obsessed with it.

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2)   It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn in Moraga, and I absolutely love it because I am a cold-weather gal to the core. Peets’ study sessions have started again with my close friends, Ashley and Steven. The study sessions used to be a little different, but I still love going there to study. I am so much more productive when in a coffee shop than in my room.

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3)   My friend that I roomed with at a summer program at Stanford University sent me a lovely birthday gift and letter. I mentioned a while back that I was hoping to invest in a few midi rings, and she sent me two beautiful rings! I loved hearing from her, and I’m so thankful that time hasn’t changed our relationship at all. I feel like time and space changes a lot of relationships, but I’m glad she’s not the kind of person that is away from someone for a bit, and forgets about them.

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4)   Reading, lounging, and reading about reading the Bible again for the first time. Going to a Catholic school entails a required religion course (or two). Normally this wouldn’t be my favorite class, but I have a good class and a great professor so it makes it okay and less boring. And yes, I find reading about the Bible a bit boring…sue me.

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5)   Spending time with the people close to me is probably my favorite pastime. On Friday, I went shopping with Steven and Ashley and it was so much fun! We went to Lettuce, this super healthy food place that is also amazing, and then we went to Cream, a delicious ice-cream sandwich place (that has gluten free and dairy free stuff). I adore both of them, and I’m so glad my friendships with them have sustained summer and whatnot.

Truly,

Callie Leigh 

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