My co-worker Rachel, whom I share a tiny, tiny office with, and whom I think is a fantastic girl, tells me I'm "water" according to my birthday.

When I asked her what that meant, exactly, as I'm all Western-y and Jesus-y, not Eastern-y at all, she gave me A Look and said, "Emo. You're emo. All sensitive and serious."

She and the other girl I share the office (we're really crammed in there ...), whom I also love, are fire.

O, I wish I could be fire.

Too serious too much of the time, I know. It's kind of a problem. Even my hairdresser, Jacob, asks me "WHY?!" all the time.

As in, I say, "I really want an internship next year at Hospice" (and I really do), and Jacob responds, "WHY?! That's so DARK and DEPRESSING." Jacob has fun.

I had fun once. I think it was a year ago. I went to Hawaii. That was fun. Shoes is fun. A little serious like me sometimes, but that's probably why we get along so well (snaps for us - it's been over a year now.) Social Work school is, well ... you know, it's fun when we laugh at ourselves in class, but it's pretty serious.

As I was praying this week, even GOD asked me why I never took a break. Sigh.

Spring break is coming.

That seems like a good time to figure out something fun to do. Unfortunately for me, this is probably going to take a bunch of thought ....


  1. Maria on March 2, 2010 at 6:48 PM

    Balance is so hard to find in grad school! Spring break is around the corner and all I want is to go home (I'm away at school) and sleep:)So, I know the feeling!

  2. AandW Drive-Thru on March 3, 2010 at 2:48 AM

    Oh my so serious friend... come to Italy for Spring Break! I'd show you lots and lots of fun... fun outtings, fun kiddies, fun memories. If only it were so simple as a wish and a fairy god-mother to wand you a water-proof pumpkin pulled by some mice turned dolphin to deliver you to Venice where I would swoop in and steal you away. I love how serious you are about life... but, I also know the fun side of you as well. HUGS my friend! Miss You! Wendy

  3. Sarah on March 3, 2010 at 5:48 AM

    Serious and sensitive is good. Finding fun, also good. You can do both with proper planning. ; )

  4. Lisa on March 3, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Maria, I feel spring break coming. It's in the air. I can't wait until this term storm breaks, too. ENJOY yourself!

    W, don't tempt me! ;) Actually, I can't be tempted because I don't have the money to come visit you, but I'm there in spirit. And I do seem to remember some fun times we had ... ;)

    Sarah, I wonder how Quinn would have fun ... maybe I should pick up a few books on trains ...


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