Welp, Erin ya graduated college. It's about time you started writing your people observations again.
I'm a busy body, a busy bee. I like to go, and I like to be going. And when all the GO GO GO turns into SIT SIT SIT around and watch Kitchen Cousins and Curb Appeal for seven hours straight, two things happen: one, I have really beautiful and memorable intense workouts (thank you!) and two, I start thinking. I have been going for four years straight and I thought I would take a week to let myself rest before I let myself fix my portfolio or post in my blog or apply to ten jobs a day or unpack all of the boxes now sitting in my parent's garage.
But there's a problem with trying to let myself rest: I'm a thinker. And when I get thinking, I get really thinking. First, I replayed my last semester in Athens. (Yes, It was a great one, but this blogpost isn't about Athens... I think there are enough nostalgic manifestos that I'm afraid to even read because I'll cry let alone write my own cookie-cutter version of.) Then I replayed my own experiences over the last four years.
So, yeah, I'm going to talk about me. Suck it.
I thought of the four principles, two academic and two personal, that I lived by in college and I'm going to feature them over the next four days.
The first academic principle: I took extra classes that challenged me and had absolutely no importance towards my graduation.
The second academic principle: I did not let myself be a selfish student.
The first personal principle: I never said no to adventure or good conversation.
The second personal principle: I let myself become an artist.