Where is jojo? Currently riding the ESL train. CHOO-CHOO. Last stop New Delhi, India. Next stop Taipei, Taiwan. One year..two years? complete with peace signs and copious amounts of green tea. Come, join me.
I read once, which I loved so much, that this great physicist who won a Nobel Prize said that every day when he got home, his dad asked him not what he learned in school but his dad said, ‘Did you ask any great questions today?’ And I always thought, what a beautiful way to educate kids that we’re excited by their questions, not by our answers and whether they can repeat our answers.
People need to be encouraged. People need to be reminded of how wonderful they are. People need to be believed in—told that they are brave and smart and capable of accomplishing all the dreams they dream and more. Remind each other of this.
But then again, there are the perks of living alone… I spend entirely too much time hanging out in my underwear. I can listen to any music I want, as loudly as I want, whenever I want. I can eat pizza for dinner every day if I so choose. I can watch the Devil Wears Prada, or Eat Pray Love, or Julie and Julia as many times as I want, and I do. And it is glorious, because I am realizing that #YOLO is only true in practice. I wanted a new beginning that was mine. A place to call my own, that I could fortify and build upon. Choosing to live alone, to begin anew was one of the scariest and toughest decisions I have ever made. But for realsies, I think everyone should experience the joy that is pooping with the door open, talking to oneself on a daily basis, and eating ice cream for dinner, because the only person to judge you, is you.
[Also, I totally agree with everything in this post. Amen to living alone!]
—written by my friend Sandy. We gradudated from the same high school and college, and oh right—we be sorority sisters too. ha.