Friday, March 22, 2013

life lately.

{a visit from a high school friend (HI WILLIE!) + me drooling over his finished sketchbook}

{how i feel about the weather in nashville - 80 over the weekend, snowing when i walked out of dinner yesterday. say what?}

{calling all vanderbilt soon-to-be-grads: please get yourself to city house - an unassuming restaurant that sits between construction sites in germantown.  best dinner with the boyfriend yet}

{my sweet pup at home graduating puppy school! dad sends this picture in an email entitled: "Say hi to Dalai"}

{where i'll be next year :)}

decisions, decisions!  finally came to the conclusion that new york city is the city for me, and where i'll be for at least the next 2 years.  let's be real, i knew it all along.  but every so often, when i thought i had made up my mind, doubt started to creep in.  the morning after i thought it was FOR SURE, i get on facebook and the first thing i see on the emory mph epidemiology feed is "top 10 reasons i chose emory over columbia." and then i opened thought catalog, and the first entry i read is "moving to new york: expectations vs. reality." so i closed my laptop, my phone, and my brain, and let my decision marinate for a full 24 hours without distraction. 

but you know what, emory and thought catalog? i like the fact that new york city is huge, and there'll be a bazillion people and other grad students to meet and enjoy and connect with.  we'll share public health knowledge and debate the soda ban while trying every new food truck under the sun. we'll revel together in the fact that the square footage of our 5-person apartment (can you even call it that? maybe a hole in the wall?) amounts to less than that of our bathroom in high school.  we'll - or maybe this is just me - WISH that we had bad vision so that we could buy those horn-rimmed glasses that make you look hip.  we'll have dinner parties together because a potluck of food is a STEAL compared to that sushi take-out down the street.  and we'll wake up every morning to the sounds of the honking cars and tourists on the street and think that this is probably the only time in our lives when it can all really be appreciated.

also, thought catalog posts articles entitled "how to buy a wolf shirt," so credibility points just decreased by 34.  i can't even make this shit up. 

i've slowed down posting on here, partly because i don't feel as if i have much time, and mostly because college life isn't super conducive to this whole thing.  but because i love it so much, i know a better time will come soon. until then, sittin' in starbucks with J happy as a clam :).

"you'll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips.  airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else.  you will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing, screaming invitation to believe better things."
- jamie tworkowski

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