September 8th, 2008

lion: yay!


I entered a ton of raffles at the Decatur Book Festival. This just appeared in my inbox.

Congratulations! You have been chosen as a winner in the Atlanta History Center's Jim Henson drawing. You have won a Family Guest Pass to the Jim Henson's Fantastic World exhibit which opens October 25, 2008 and runs through January 18th. The Family Guest Pass admits up to 4 children and 2 adults.

I will be happy to mail your pass to you. Please provide the address to which you would like your prize sent. Of course, you are welcome to come to the Center and pick up your prize as well.

Thank you and, again, Congratulations!

I think this was the booth where I joked about winning so I wouldn't have to pay for a membership. Well, something worked, even if it was just luck.
language: it hides our thoughts

Baby steps, kid.

I took a big step today.

I made two appointments: one with Catherine of career planning to discuss non-grad school options for next year, and one with personal counseling to discuss the many issues of my life.

This may sound small, but for me, this is quite a jump from where I was. For those who don't know or remember, the last year has been rough. I've fallen in love, rethought everything I want in life and still haven't come to any conclusions, gotten rejected from almost everything I tried, and had an overall identity crisis, all while fighting the usual school load, running a magazine, maintaining what became a long-distance relationship, and trying to have some semblance of a social life. Last semester in particular made me doubt everything I had ever thought about myself, my future, and what I really wanted with my life. Was I really good enough? Would I really succeed? Was this what I really wanted? What would I do after I got out? Would I be so invested in math that my writing or other interests would suffer?

I don't know. I just don't know.

I've been wandering aimlessly for nearly a year. It's time to fix that. And as long as I don't get sucked into corporate America in the process, I'll be good.