It's Alright

"괜찮아" said one of my friends, as I was worrying over something. It was calming to hear it, as I was contemplating what to do. Roughly translated, it means "It's alright" in Korean and I needed to hear it.

Lately, I've been reading a lot of Morgan Matson. I like the way she writes stories-- lighthearted for the most part but so, so profound. I need lightheartedness, right now. 

School started so I'm buried under textbooks and my laptop for the most part. I'm declaring one of my majors this week, which is exciting but I'm full of trepidation. I'm an adult now, or at least that's what I'm telling myself as I play with Legos and eat grain puffs that are meant for teething babies*. 

Logic. 


But in between the running-around-on-campus-because-my-schedule-is-busy and working-in-the-times-when-I'm-not-in-class, I like being on campus again. I recently found out that the library has Wacom Intuos tablets for check out so of course I jumped on it. This is the school enabling a college student because I want one so much more now. Until work stables out (touch wood), I'm telling myself.** This explains why I've been obsessed with my handwriting in the past two days and yes, that's my handwriting in the graphic. 

In book news, I'm looking forward to Amy Zhang's Falling Into Place because I've followed her journey for the past three years and I'm so, so incredibly happy for her.  

*Baby food should not taste that good to a full-grown college student but they do. 
**Wait until the GoPro camera comes in. Then, all hell will break loose in my wallet but not before I buy myself a 35mm f/1.8 lens. 

Also, I want to thank everyone who left me a comment on my last post. I'm alright for the most part and life is so, so fragile so don't wait for things. Do everything you want to do and live. There are and will always be regrets, but don't let the regrets define your life. These sound like platitudes but really, live. Not just in the go-through-actions way, but with meaning for yourself. 

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Maira Gall