6:40am – wake up/get ready/find some coffee
7:50am – walk into Aerie International class WITH completed draft of story and my camera
9:30am – walk into Government class with reading notes highlighted and be ready to take a quiz
11:00am – possibly talk to Mr. Johnson about taking the quiz I missed (eat lunch) CALL BACK ROSS! Probably email Erin about new time to meet
11:50am – walk into Aerie Big Sky ready to take photos of art!
1:30pm - Talk to Honzel about my poster/work on poster/email Ylva about poster. Maybe CALL BACK ROSS if necessary
3:00pm – Schools done. Work on Aerie. Contact Erin and Ross if still necessary. Talk to Helmer about TV for senior project?
5:00pm – Do more stuff for senior portfolio. Review Great Gatsby for test and print out favorite passage
7:00pm – Try to finish very last calc problem
8:00pm – Stop working… or start gold day homework?
11:00pm – Go to sleep by this time maybe? (Probably not)
People starving when tons of unsold food is thrown away globally because people couldn’t afford to purchase the food, that’s violence.
People dying and going bankrupt to pay for their healthcare, that’s violence.
People being evicted from their homes when there are more houses than there are houseless people, that’s violence.
Your personality is not set in stone. You may think a morning coffee is the most enjoyable thing in the world, but it’s really just a habit. Thirty days without it, and you would be fine. You think you have a soul mate, but in fact you could have had any number of spouses. You would have evolved differently, but been just as happy.
You can change what you want about yourself at any time. You see yourself as someone who can’t write or play an instrument, who gives in to temptation or makes bad decisions, but that’s really not you. It’s not ingrained. It’s not your personality. Your personality is something else, something deeper than just preferences, and these details on the surface, you can change anytime you like.
If it is useful to do so, you must abandon your identity and start again. Sometimes, it’s the only way.
Set fire to your old self. It’s not needed here. It’s too busy shopping, gossiping about others, and watching days go by and asking why you haven’t gotten as far as you’d like. This old self will die and be forgotten by all but family, and replaced by someone who makes a difference.
Your new self is not like that. Your new self is the Great Chicago Fire—overwhelming, overpowering, and destroying everything that isn’t necessary.” —Julien Smith (via dysenterygay)