Life has not thrown any oranges my way.

This is the hardest time of the year.

The days are rapidly getting shorter. It seems like darkness consumes most of our waking hours.

School is getting tedious. Why am I even doing this? Is there a point in stressing over this paper that I have lost all interest in?

I just want someone to remind me that good times still exists. I am having fun on the regular; only an hour ago I was dancing to the Irish Rovers with Ali and talking about personified blueberries with Nicole. Yet throughout all this enjoyment, lingering in the back of my mind is that dark space that keeps my consciousness aware of the exams that are quickly encroaching upon us.

There are just 22 days until I land on my home soil. It's been a long time, but 22 days is not very many. There are so many things that I can't wait to do. There are the obvious things that involve mountains and exploration, the things that include my beloved family, and the things that incorporate spending time with my long-time friends. But then there's the strangest of things that I, for whatever reason, cannot wait to experience again. One of which is to drive down the Upper Levels Highway past the Westview exit as the windshield wipers fight at full speed to keep the visibility free of impairing raindrops.

I just did handstands against the fridge in my kitchen and laughed uncontrollably over the Black Eyed Peas' song "My Humps". University's reputation for being a lot of fun is certainly not untrue; however, it has its moments of merciless cruelty.

Keep in mind that my last weekend was spent doing a myriad of fun activities and an absence of scholarly activities. Today was spent, in part, with the three-week-old brother of one of my roommates in my arms. And this weekend is forecasted as being spent in Antigonish on a farm. From the sounds of it, I am living the dream.

Life has given me lemons, and I am making lemonade. But I'm tired of lemonade. I'm craving orange juice, and life has not thrown any oranges my way.

An irrelevant video except that I saw Said The Whale recently, and it's really cute.


  1. You are such a great writer. I am often amazed at some of the sentences you put together. You make me proud!

    Also, cute little video----love it!


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