Reading Women (2012 - 2013), Carrie Schneider

  1. Rena reading Zadie Smith, Megha reading Edith Wharton.
  2. Flávia reading Clarice Lispector, Bianca reading Sylvia Plath.
  3. Evan reading Anne Lamott, Aura reading Maarit Verronen.
  4. Sara reading Miranda July, Sheree reading Angela Carter.
  5. Hsiao-Jou reading Fang-Yi Sheu, Heather reading Chris Kraus.
  6. Cauleen reading Gwendolyn Brooks, Molly reading Roseanne Barr.
  7. Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes.
  8. Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag.
  9. Whitney reading Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi reading Adrian Piper.
  10. Kelly reading Gabrielle Hamilton, Amy reading Michelle Cliff.

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This is me as a brunette (with some major bed head and bags under my eyes). Basically, I’m working all the time now - either in bed or in a startup office. My body hasn’t been keeping up. I’m sore and tired all the time. Here’s hoping I can wrap up my freelance projects quickly and actually rest once school starts. I’ve already got a 12 hour day tomorrow, so that seems unlikely.

I’m all about the sneaky work selfies lately.

I finally got my hair cut (which means I got my bangs back) and I’m starting to feel like myself again, or at least closer to the me that I want to be. There are still so many changes that I want to make though, and I’m trying to make those decisions now. I thought it was appropriate that I found the “Happiness is a choice” mug this morning.

I’ve been making a lot of choices lately. I rearranged my room. I bought new bedding. I took on several freelance projects. I’ve chosen to say yes to pretty much every opportunity thrown my way lately, which is both exhausting and rewarding. I’ve also chosen to just say “fuck it” when it comes to caring about what the faculty in my program think and just do what moves me. It’s taken a bunch of stress off. I’m just hoping that I can take the classes I want. I’ve also decided to kind of get back in the game when it comes to meeting people or hanging out. I’ve gotten back in touch with acquaintances from earlier this summer and started making and taking up offers to hang out.

I’m not really sure what this year is going to bring. But now I’m looking forward to it. I just have to remind myself that I chose this and I’m choosing happiness.

Practically speaking, a life that is vowed to simplicity, appropriate boldness, good humor, gratitude, unstinting work and play, and lots of walking, brings us close to the actually existing world and its wholeness.


the best part about being in your 20’s is slowly caring less and less about what people think of you and surrounding yourself with good people

the worst is that I’m broke

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Oh boy was last night the most random birthday ever. I went to New Amsterdam with Hillary from PSP, we got dinner and beers and talked about life. It was nice to catch up. Then I walked up to Brillobox to meet up with Cassie and Chien Yu, only to find out that it was closed, so we went to Industry. At Industry, I got this cocktail they called Verdigris that tasted almost identical to the signature drink from the Livefyre SXSW party, but made with white tequila. Talk about a nostalgia bomb. During the countdown to midnight, Cassie asked me what’s my last wish as a 22 year old, and I just said “To not be old at 23.” 

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My coworker got her Warby Parker home try-on sent to work, and she let the rest of us try on her glasses. This is the first/only pair I tried on and now all of my coworkers are trying to convince me to buy them. They told me these glasses were literally made for only me. Looks like one home try-on might turn into two customers.