Good morning from the muggy east coast! We have had the second straight week of rain in my hometown (No kidding. It has rained two weeks in a row.), and I am going to be honest, this weather is beginning to bum me out. Currently, trying to make the best of it...
I changed multiple items in my routine this week. To ensure that I studied for the GRE/LSAT at least two hours a day, I have started studying in the morning. This leaves my homework to the afternoon, more studying in the evening, and exercising before midnight. It has worked quite nicely. I also am forcing myself to read at least thirty minutes a day. While it will take me forever to finish a book, at least I will have conquered one (maybe more) non-academic book this summer (I am currently reading The Witches: Salem, 1692, which is very detail-oriented but interesting.).
I was not quite sure if I wanted to create political noise on this blog, but I do feel it rather important to voice this week. When news broke over Roseanne Barr's tweet, I was shocked at the blatant racial undertones in it. It should shock people across all political spectra, races, religions, genders, etc., etc. My immediate thought was: This is the 21st century, why are some of us still clinging to racism and discriminatory attitudes of the past? You can argue that it was a joke or that Barr is entitled to her opinion through free speech. My response is, when will kindness, responsibility, and decency come into play? Will they ever? Have we lost touch with such? Furthermore, such argument goes for Joy Reid (I admit that there is still debate over her incident), Alec Baldwin, and Bill Maher. Regardless of your feelings toward Roseanne Barr's situation, we all should feel sorry for those that co-starred beside her and worked behind the scenes for the series. They are now without jobs. The lesson to be learned from this is: Actions have consequences. On a side note, am I the only person with a mom who preached--If you cannot say anything nice, do not say anything at all--? Is it just a southern thing? Whatever it is, that is legitimate gospel.
On a much lighter note, instead of traveling to Savannah last weekend, we are making the trip this weekend. Also, I do want to mention that I bought clothes last weekend!!!!! Yay yay yay! Most of my clothes came from Abercrombie, but I bought a pair of overalls from UO. So, I am in clothing heaven until further notice. I think my style is evolving. I do not think that I can be caged into super edgy, helplessly bohemian, sporty/comfort casual, preppy, or classic. I am more or less a mixture of these styles because I dress based on my mood. So, I guess this makes my style versatile or a sort of American freestyle? Actually, I am coining the phrase American freestyle style. That pretty much sums me up. Back to shopping in Savannah, because, I mean, who doesn't love shopping? I am making it my mission to search for shoes this weekend. Like, I desperately need shoes.
Before I sign off, I want to encourage people to be kind. This is not to argue that you should be kind when someone steals your purse. No. Do not be kind in that situation. In fact, call the police, assemble an angry mob, signal for Batman. However, I tend to think life, in its ups, downs, and everyday happenings, has a unique way of letting us know when kindness is appropriate. Ultimately, we must decide whether we will listen to life and thus, choose kindness. Not here to lecture. Just giving out a little advice. You do you. Meanwhile, I will do me. Anyway, have a bright, sunshine-filled weekend...which I will not be having.
P.S. Don't ask me why I am categorizing this post as college. I literally have no idea how to categorize the things I write anymore unless they are definitively about one subject. This is a mixture. Ha!...more of that American freestyle.