The stars and the planets will guide you but it’s your heart that’ll show you the way when you get there.
Trust the sky. Trust yourself.” —IWTFY
I fucking love you Amazon Prime!
After ages, I finally charged my Kindle and I’m reading a sample of Ursula Le Guin’s “Lavinia”. I haven’t read her books before but I’m hoping to persuade Amazon to make them available for purchase on Kindle. I’m in the mood for alternative science fiction.
In fact! My Kindle has one Frank Beddor novel ready for me to read (FINALS ARE OVER): “ArchEnemy (3rd Book of ‘The Looking Glass Wars Trilogy’)”! Albeit, you’ll probably find it in Charlotte (my older sister)’s Kindle soon. Oh wait… I’m not in the mood for a fantasy trilogy. That’s fantasy.
Books on my list to read over the break:
- The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier (Completed)
- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
- Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
There are other books in my small collection (after moving 3 times in the past 2 years) that would like my attention, but I’ve packed half of them in a box.
You may not care, but I’m moving in May/June 2013 into a new house owned by my older sister, Charlotte and her boyfriend, Billy.
At present, my room isn’t spacious enough to store my mini-library. When I need to buy new, practical things like… shoes and blankets… my books suffer. :(
It is my sincerest hope that I will be able to find good reads on my Kindle. As I don’t want to fill most of my room or future, more spacious! bedroom, with books. No, no. I’ll be allowed to do this when I find my own space… like maybe a studio in Texas or somewhere with extreme weather.
Until then, a Kindle will have to make up for it.
Trolling USAjobs.gov for job listings — keyword “French”.
Living expenses are going to skyrocket for me, what with the move to the Sacramento region and changing schools… and the stress for local jobs once 2013 picks up… I want to study something a little more flexible.
You can’t help but want to be competitive and I do find that my strengths/interests lie in languages — moreso than in the natural sciences. Ultimately, I’d like to be able to support myself and be able to live comfortably. And if I decided that I wanted to have a child/children (such a big commitment), I want to be able to provide for s/he/them.
Geology is an exciting subject… but I’m still on the fence about the optimistic projections from colleagues and professionals about the job market.
But I feel as though French can provide me more options.
Plus I think I’d rather choose to be a multilingual teacher than only be fluent in one language for the rest of my life. It’s personally rewarding to be able to bridge gaps of communication between people.
If French is the second-most-taught second-language in the world, then I think with intensive study and enough exposure — I’ll be able to communicate with a variety of people (and learn from them too).
Whether or not I end up as an academic librarian (times change, y’know) is still up in the air. Time will reveal all, provided I live long enough and am able to tell the tale.
Sometimes I think: why are people looking for problems, where there are none?
And then comes: Why is it your problem, to fix my nonexistent problem?
Lastly: Do you have a problem?
What I wouldn’t mind taking next semester:
- English (req)
- Maths (req)
- Astronomy - Stars and Galaxies
- an intro to acting class
- fucking yoga
- Me: For Christmas I want a boyfriend
- Santa: Let's be realistic lol