If I travel by plane, I always hope for the window seat. I love the view over the clouds.
In about two weeks, I will be getting my travel on.
My family and I are going to be flying out to India for a multitude of reasons- one, we haven’t been there since I was seven (that’s like, half my life ago), and two, I’m going to be taking part in a bunch of music shows!
But regardless of what the cause of the trip is, I’m gonna have to go on a plane.
I don’t like planes.
Actually, wait, I take that back; I have a love-hate relationship with planes.
Three things that I really love are: 1) art, 2) new opinions, and 3) burritos.
Chipotle gives me all of these things at the same time.
Definitely a win win win situation. Continue reading
This year I took a photography course that really changed how I look at things.
It’s not quite the same as biology, which opened my eyes to connections on a deeper level; photography taught me to look at the world through a magnifying glass. (A mental magnifying glass, that is. I don’t carry around a magnifying glass. Though maybe I should. Just because I can.)
Growing up means that summers start to become extensions of school. SAT classes, the next level of math, summer homework, maybe even remedial courses at school itself- after the ninth or tenth grade, summer break tends to be not as much of a break as it used to be.
I remember that when I was a kid, my biggest worry used to be the boredom that came with summer. My parents would sign me up for summer camps for a few weeks here and there (science camp rules!), but when I wasn’t at one of those camps, I would just be spending time at home. I’ve always been the type of person that needs to be consistently doing something, and back then, I didn’t quite know how to really entertain myself.
“You can’t go backwards in your knowledge because you will learn something new every single day, whether you like it or not.”
That’s what my biology teacher constantly told us; even more so as the dreaded AP test rounded the corner.
Taking AP bio has changed me. First of all, my time management skill levels have risen a lot. There’s a ton of material to learn- lack of organization (and patience) in this particular course is quite nearly certain doom. Second, I really love to learn. Before, yes, I did enjoy picking up things, and school wasn’t that much of a bore for me, but I didn’t feel the actual urge to absorb more and more material.
(Sidenote: I actually think I’m learning songs in my music class faster because I’m going through New-Knowledge-Withdrawal or something. Huh.)
So, I totally changed my blog design, and I must say… I am very pleased with it.
The only thing that’s really bothering me currently is the way that some of my older posts have “header” images (they’re no longer really official headers) that don’t really work out with this particular theme.
Because of this, I was going through my archives today and trying to see how much damage my previous posts may have suffered after the big shift. Along the way, I was reading some of the material, because I legitimately do not remember writing about half of what’s there. (oops)
And while reading, a little part of me is proud that I was actually able to put together that much content back then, but a larger part of me is just going “WHYYYYY???!?!?!?!?!!!”
It’s a term that I like to use to help identify myself.
I also identify myself as something of a musician, because I play violin, or something of an artist, since I like to draw.
There are so many ways that all of us identify ourselves, whether it be to other people or just to ourselves.
See, even though I like to think of myself to be these things, it’s not extremely frequent that I’ll go around telling people right off the bat. For example, a lot of my friends- from school especially- aren’t even aware that I have this space on the internet where I like to write things sometimes. It’s not that I’m embarrassed or anything like that- it’s just that I didn’t happen to see the point in telling them these things about me.