Thursday, May 9, 2013

April: thank-you friends.

There is a fine line between feeling truly grateful and feeling entitled. Sometimes I cross that line because sure, I’m thankful for what I have but… don’t I sort of deserve that anyway? With that said, I’m genuinely grateful this month for the one BIG thing I certainly didn’t deserve: my wonderful supportive friends.

Here’s for panic g-chat sessions in the computer lab. And some things never change: Laura, I’m sorry for Skype-crying (… awkward) but you didn’t just shut the screen and go bye-bye. For friends that can make me feel loved from thousands of miles away. And my friends in Philly for opening up to me, sharing their struggles and inspiring me to take on things I could never do on my own (run for two hours straight?).

If that’s too mushy… I’m also thankful for Pitch Perfect, Spotify, Philadelphia public libraries and Georgetown Cupcakes.

I leave you with this. Also I have officially stained my shirt yellow eating a mango with my fingers… Bad idea. This illustration is from Lost Cat by Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNaughton as featured on Brain Pickings.


All the things we’ll never understand. Things we know we don’t know, things we don’t know we don’t know. (I thought this comment was brilliant?)


  1. Very insightful, Yesle! I hope everything is OK with you. :-) Remember, don't panic! When I feel the anxiety bubbling up in me (Why the hell am I here? No one cares about English here! What am I doing with my life?) I sit down, grab some chocolate, and watch Pitch Perfect :-P Some remedies are useful world-round.

    1. Helen! I know it seems different from the outside- always, but I think that in addition to doing meaningful work, you are taking this time to figure out life, appreciate your privileged upbringings and experience different emotions. And Pitch Perfect never gets work.