Sunday, November 20, 2016

the days that follow so fast

I've been MIA for the past couple of weeks. Sorry, loyal readership. Sometimes life gets crazy.

But that doesn't mean that life doesn't happen. And that it's good, and sweet, and bitter, and confusing, and funny all at the same time.

I still have an Oxford graduation post coming up. But as a teaser, here's a picture:

[You may now call me Master Meg.]

What I've been doing about/thinking about the most: PhD applications. Because they are due v soon. Hopefully they'll be in by the end of this week. At least most of them. Sooo clooooose.

What I've realized: As I've been trying to clean up my Facebook account (as in, I have so many event invites and page invites that I never respond to), I realize that sometimes I am absolutely terrible at following up. For a girl who people so often praise as being "put-together" and "well-organized," I still have a lot to learn. I too often embody that absent-minded professor stereotype.

What I've been listening to: My playlist recently has been a mixture of Christmas music (and more Christmas music, and even more Christmas music), with Vienna Teng, "Wait for It," and "O mio Babbino Caro" played on repeat, depending on my mood. I'm in a weird music phase this month. One might even say v weird. I'm going to blame PhD applications.

What I've been reading: Hard to Be a God by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. It's this Russian science fiction novel that was written in 1964. It has this "Star Trek-esque" feel to it, and this Soviet scientist is sent to a world where this despot is killing all the literate people. It's super interesting and I'm looking forward to finding out what happens.

I've also been studying Ether 2-3 in depth. There's just something about the story of the Brother of Jared that speaks to me. There is something more to that story that I'm trying to uncover. Something about prayer, something about desire, something about faith, something about divine love. There's just so much. If anyone wants to talk to me about it, I'm very open to your insights.

A Random Fun Fact: My roommates are hilarious. I have laughed so much with these two good women.

In short, life is good and at the moment, life is simple. And I'm good with this.

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