Thursday, March 1, 2012

Welcome :)

So I'm guessing if you're reading this, you're somewhat interested in knowing what's going on in my life right now. Here's the long and short of it: graduating in less than two months (woohoo!), post-grad plans in the works, and....pretty much on the threshold of this thing we call "real life." Speaking of life, I lifted the title of this blog from a quote in a book that I just love. It just seemed to fit nicely.

"Life is like some crazy machine that is always going either too slow or too fast. From the cradle to the grave we alternate between the Sargasso Sea and the rapids, forever either becalmed or stormtossed. It seemed to Maud, as she looked across the dinner-table in order to make sure for the twentieth time that it really was George Bevan who sat opposite her, that, after months in which nothing whatever had happened, she was now living through a period when everything was happening at once. Life, from being a broken-down machine, had suddenly begun to race."
-From A Damsel in Distress by P.G. Wodehouse

Bored yet? Now's your chance to bail. Now to the nitty gritty.

Why did I decide to start a blog again? Well, it seemed logical. This is basically Phase 3 of my life in blogs. Study abroad, mission, now alllllmost post-college. You know how some things seem like they go on forever but fly by fast too? Try the last semester of school. I have to say though, this is the semester when I have realized the true reason behind why I love my major, European Studies. Sure, it might seem random to many and be unknown to most, but I feel like it has not only helped me to appreciate Europe's culture and history, but also gain a desire to learn about other areas as well. I've gotten to take classes in language, art history, humanities, anthropology, international business, political science, and history. Now, while I'm not an amazing linguist, art historian, businesswoman, or political scientist, I admire people who are and aspire to  learn from them.

 I guess that's what it's about. Learning to love to learn. [Are you still with me?] Okay, so it can be a pain to write papers and stay on top of studying, but you know that feeling when you've learned something that blows your mind, or your neighbor's mind, or makes you connect the dots between two ideas, or makes you incredibly interested in a certain area? My appetite for knowledge is not really at this level most of the time, but all my studies have encouraged me to push myself to analyze concepts at a deeper level. It's not my strong point, but I believe that that is the best way we learn, through challenging ourselves. That's something to remember post-graduation, eh? Anyway, there you have it. My justification for getting a college degree in a liberal arts major. No worries...a business minor seems to help balance my resume with a bit of societal levelheadedness.

Just walking a path brand-new to me but worn down by so, so many others. It's one of those things everyone does. But it doesn't make it any less intimidating!


  1. Well, count me in as a reader! Now let's hear about what your post-grad plans are and tell us some of those things that blow your mind (or your blog readers' minds)!

  2. You just quoted Wodehouse?! I've died and gone to heaven. Excited to follow your adventures!