Monday, January 11, 2010

New Beginning

So as it turns out, I wasn't so good about carving out writing time in my schedule in the fall.
This winter is an attempt to be better.

Some of you may know this already, but for those who don't:
I've left the land of the pines for the land of the palms.
At the end of my term, TWLOHA offered me a full time job that I accepted.
If you don't know this already, I'm sorry it is happening through an Internet post.
I only had three weeks at home, and I did as much visiting and hanging out as I could.
Forgive me.

And since my mind is scattered today, I leave you with my thoughts in a list:

1. Heavy and Light was amazing. It is crazy to be on the team instead of in the crowd. I got to meet Anis Mojgani. He is one of the kindest souls I've ever met--gentle, sweet, raw, and honest.

2. I am incredibly grateful for the constant company of books. They meet me in ways that keep me grounded.

3. Cocoa has a quiet library with great nooks. I believe I enjoy frequenting it.

4. In the past week, I have drank coffee almost every day. I realize many college students do this for survival, but I didn't. It has always been a symbol of transitioning into being a grown-up, which I guess is what I am now. haha.

5. At Heavy and Light, Aaron Gillespie compared Zach Williams to a male version of Aretha Franklin. I agree with him. Do you?

6. Today, I will check out Whitman's Leaves of Grass and some of Emily Dickinson's poetry. I have been very curious about poetry since my newfound love on John Keats this past fall.

7. It's actually cold in Florida!! When we were driving home from Heavy and Light, it was 29 degrees--29 DEGREES!! That is legit cold. I was ecstatic. Earlier that day, it was sleeting (only for a few minutes and melting upon meeting the ground, but still--sleet. In Florida).

Wherever you are, I hope you're reading good books.
If you are, tell me their titles. :)

1 comment:

  1. Whitney! So sorry that I have been behind on reading your posts! I've caught up now. I believe I failed to respond to a FB post on my wall also - sorry about that.

    I am so excited for you and your fulltime position with TWLOHA!!!! That is so exciting! I kind of thought you were back and in action but wasn't sure until I read your posts. Congratulations! I hope that you are very happy with where you are in your life.

    Speaking of books. This math major has been reading some - I know - shocker. I've read "Have a little faith" by Mitch Albom and am working on "The Shack." While they probably aren't the kind of books you typically read, they are excellent. Check them out if you ever run out of your stack of books it sounds like you have stashed away!

    Miss you and am so proud of you!
    <3 Chelsie