playing it safe.

January 11, 2010

i wandered in and out of bookstores this past friday night,
hoping that i'd be able to find something romantic to read over the weekend.


instead, i found this four leaf clover pressed between these pages.

so what did i do?
i made a wish and counted to ten and then i made a wish again.

...

and then i went and wrote all of my predictions for 2010,
sealed it with a kiss,
and put it in a martinellis bottle and dropped it off from a ten foot story garage.

...

and then i ate a cupcake.

i hope all your weekends were equally as lovely!

ps.
last week i mentioned that i can just feel
a difference this year;
well friends, change is already on the horizon.
for a long, long time i've had this thought in the back of my mind,
but i've been too afraid to do anything about it.
but.
the more i've been thinking about it, the more i realize
that's not what life is for,
and that's definitely not what i was meant for;
because as mark twain once wrote to remind people like me:

"twenty years from now you will be more dissapointed
by the things that you didn't do..."

so, with a lot of papers and a lot of information in hand,
i just walked out of my academic counselors office and have made
the official decision to apply for this school in the fall,
and in the meantime...
i've switched majors...
again.

oh, the woes of being 20.
i'm happy,
i am blessed,
but i'm not entirely sure what is going to come next.
sounds about right, don't you think?

8 comments:

Ash said...

Good for you! Sometimes it's nice to surprise yourself with something you didn't know would be good for you... like changing schools... and majors. ha! Good luck!

kELLO! said...

i love that quote. the end of it really resonates with me, "sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
thanks for the reminder! :) hope schooling goes well, and i changed my major like 4 times. it happens.

Michelle said...

that's exciting! What major did you switch to?

Yvonne said...

I love how you write in random streams of consciousness... it's fascinating.

"i ate a cupcake" lol

Good luck with your application to U of Utah! I changed my major when I was 20, as well. College truly takes your life on many paths... but that's okay! That's the fun of it :)

Brittany said...

This is totally crazy. I considered transferring to the U this semester. I decided that here is the best for me right now, but huzzah for following your heart! That's so exciting and I'll be jealous of your SLC life. Good luck! Big changes are hard...and I really admire your bravery. What's your new major? I want details woman!

emily said...

life is unpredictable i suppose. i love the part about eating a cupcake :)

Mandy said...

I think we are way overdue for a talk.

Maryx said...

Good luck! And well written starting piece. I love that you made a wish! =D

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