It’s officially Spring in Seattle which means rain, rain (and more rain) with slight glimpses of sunshine which improve my mood (and productivity) astronomically! Today was the second day of Spring quarter and I have now made it to all of my classes…well except for the course on spreadsheets that is only for the last part of the quarter (I’m absolutely dreading it although I know I will be able to power through it since it is less than 2 hours a week…but still there is nothing appealing about spreadsheets).
The last few days of my trip to Hawaii were amazing and I miss it soo much already…the smoothies, the paddle boarding, the sunshine, oh AND the dolphins! Did I mention that Poseidon answered my prayers and I really did see dolphins and baby dolphins (well I think they were babies…Jeff says otherwise but last time I checked I’m the dolphin expert around here). I was so overjoyed that I even spent some time in the water on my last day in Hawaii (both the ocean and the pool I might add) I didn’t meet any dolphins but I still felt at one with the beautiful ocean. I think my mermaid roots are showing through.
Speaking of mermaids, lately I’ve been really inspired by this quote:
“I must be a mermaid…I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”-Anais Nin
My greatest fear is missing opportunities, adventures, lessons, failing to live life to its fullest potential. In twenty years I’m not going to look back and fondly remember the days I spend laying in bed watching Gossip Girl or the hours I spent Facebook stalking random weirdos. With the sun shining (a little) more often I am constantly inspired to be outside running or hiking or just laying in the sun reading. For some reason fresh air and sunshine always seem like a productive way to spend my time even if it is just relaxing. I was so happy the sun decided to shine on Easter. It was 70 degrees, Yee!!! Jeff, Boo and I spent the morning running around Greenlake and the afternoon playing badminton at Jeff’s Grandma’s house (I haven’t played since middle school P.E. and miraculously my hand eye coordination is no better than before). And now, have Spring Fever. I’m ready for shorts and dresses and picnics and long days and warm nights. Instead I’m spending the rest of the afternoon curled up in my apartment with green tea (in my homemade mermaid mug of course) reading Children’s novels (Children’s Literature class, how fun is that?).
Has anyone read “The Wednesday Wars” or “The Invention of Hugo Cabaret”? They are the first books I have to read for my class and I’m excited! Don’t spoil the endings for me!!!
P.S. If you’re looking for a good read (NOT Children’s Literature) I would suggest “Emma&Me” by Elizabeth Flock. It was a heartbreaking story about a young girl who is abused by her stepfather and her close friendship with her younger sister. The end of the book is absolutely haunting! Def not a feel good book BUT I could not put it down on my flight home from Hawaii, and couldn’t stop thinking about it the next day.