List: Reasons to welcome one last year at Wes

I’m almost dreading going back to college this summer, for the first time.

This post is to convince myself that it will indeed be a year well spent, and I might even have some fun thoughout.

  1. Fun science to learn
  2. New friends to make
  3. London-borne nonchalant attitude to flaunt (while probably freaking out every few weeks about life after graduation)
  4. Apples to pick at the orchard
  5. Parties to hold, hors d’oeuvres to concoct, themes to think up!
  6. Terp dancing
  7. Klezmer band
  8. WesWIS events to plan and attend
  9. Maybe develop a running habit?
  10. A car with which to zoom around the thus far judged as boring state of Connecticut
  11. Trivia nights to attend at Boca, and that new bar on Church to seek out
  12. Word game nights
  13. Slam poetry events filled with crazy inspiration
  14. Things I can’t yet predict!
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List: Ways to emerge from a funk

  • Sing
    • Happens most often in the car, along with the radio or ipod
    • Harmonizing is a sure bet
    • Folk, singer/songwriter genres a lot, with evocative melodies constructed by groups like
      • Simon & Garfunkel
      • Van Morrison
      • Gavin DeGraw
      • CSNY
      • Ingrid Michaelson
      • etc.
  • Dance
  • Take a bath or shower
  • Talk to family member, close or distant (those can be really uplifting)
  • Listen to One Direction (can’t believe the depth of my love for them)
  • Become properly hydrated and take joy in that
  • Exercise in a fun way like biking, zumba, machines with good music on, swimming, a sports game like softball or soccer…
  • Get dressed up. Go somewhere, or not.
  • Collage whatever I’m feeling: Happiness, pain, wanderlust, awkwardness, nostalgia… anything.
  • Bake or cook something unusual in terms of ingredients, origin, taste, whatever.
  • Sip decaf coffee with treat levels of sugar and cream. Or tea.
  • KOMBUCHA. Yes, it’s not been proven to actually help your body all that much (except for possibly providing prebiotics), but I love it just the same. Just thinking about it makes me happy!
  • Do something for somebody else.
  • Listen to more One Direction.
  • Get sucked into funny youtube videos like this or this.
  • Send someone a letter or postcard or care package or something totally random.
  • Relive old memories with photo albums, pictures on the computer, images or videos on your Facebook page from 7 years ago, or by asking someone for their old photos!
  • Go online shopping but don’t buy anything. Just virtually amass/collect it like the materialistic beings we are.
  • Clean out an old bureau or storage area.
  • Give away old clothes and things you don’t use anymore. Consolidate and donate.

To be continued!