- Guy: So, what are you getting your masters in?
- Me: Public Administration.
- Guy: Oh, nice!
- Me: You know what that is? Usually people are confused about that.
- Guy: Yeah, it's so you can run hotels and stuff, right? I was actually thinking about doing that too.
- Me: Well, if by "hotels" you mean hospitals and prisons....sure.
I never skip class, I do my homework.
I send email updates, I facilitate important meetings & events.
I try to keep in touch with close friends, I make myself available.
I go to mass at least once a week (lenten promise to go daily? fail), I pray.
Still, I feel like I’ve only been doing enough to get by.
I feel like I’ve been numbly going through the motions of just about everything important to me lately. I’m in a bad funk and I feel the need to pull myself out of it. I hate mediocrity. I hate being lukewarm. I can’t fully grasp what exactly is triggering this phase, but I’d like to find the refresh button in my life right about now.
It’s Friday night and while most of the students at my school are probably in a drunken stupor celebrating the first day of Spring Break, I am at home feeling annoyed that I have a case study and a paper due the week I get back from “break”. This semester needs to end already.
you’re welcome :) i have a family friend/”cousin” (in filipino terms) with the same name & i always thought liam was a good one! school is…school. i’m looking forward to reading more of your mommyhood posts when you find the time to write them!
Stairs over Elevators
Performance over Muscle
Save over Spend
Read over Watch
Give over Take
Subtext over Content
Now over Later
Love over Hide
Resilience over Resistance
Build over Break
Do over Dwell
What is meant to be, will be
After winter, must come spring
Change, it comes eventually.” —Lauryn Hill
dearest lauren menoren,
i miss you too.
Somewhere along the way, no one stopped to educate her and help her understand that her perspective may be extremely hurtful to the communities around her. This girl really thinks she’s right— and it’s heartbreaking.
I’m not mad.
From a student affairs and NASPA perspective, it’s just really heartbreaking that despite the tremendous efforts that UCLA (and every other university, especially in California) puts into promoting diversity and tolerance, that there are still students who lack so much education and outreach for the students who need it.
Not only has this video hurt the Asian community, but also white allies who know better. People who share her perspective put progressive white allies, who know better, acknowledge their privilege and want to reach out to underrepresented minorities, in a bad light.
So even though this video can get me LIVID, it’s important to acknowledge that this “rant” is a testament to how much we need to educate each other. Insensitivity to this extent is what makes everyday life more exclusive for so many minorities.
This may not start a revolution, but it’s important to realize that the everyday, tiny little needles of discrimination that people commit really hurt people. She may not have intended to be hateful, but her impact is what was hurtful.
This is truth. I also want to add that attacking this girl with additional sexist and racist remarks only perpetuates hate, so watch the rebuttals, my friends. We should strive for solidarity and awareness.