#important to remember
Matthew 6:1-34 ESV
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
I’m quite guilty of putting what I’ve given up, out there, and then this verse gets read at mass and I just think to myself, “I did it again. Why do I really need to let people know?” Something to think about when you proclaim what you’re sacrificing this lenten season.
i make no claim to being overly religious or anything, but lent isn’t about fashionable sacrifice so you can struggle; it’s about sacrificing to bring yourself closer to your faith and to god. i dislike when it seems like folks are making claims of what they are giving up so people can be impressed by their willpower. if that’s your point, pick any other forty days in the year and quit something. don’t use lent as an excuse for your selfishness cos it is kinda disrespectful.
I respect my creative writing professor, but I don’t necessarily admire her. I think she has a certain cynicism and edge that I can appreciate, but never relate to. As much as I like to be acerbic and dry, I know I can never quite be like that. I just don’t subscribe to that point of view anymore.
"Life is going to present to you a series of transformations. And the point of education should be to transform you. To teach you how to be transformed so you can ride the waves as they come. But today, the point of education is not education. It’s accreditation. The more accreditation you have, the more money you make. That’s the instrumental logic of neoliberalism. And this instrumental logic comes wrapped in an envelope of fear. And my Ivy League, my MIT students are the same. All I feel coming off of my students is fear. That if you slip up in school, if you get one bad grade, if you make one fucking mistake, the great train of wealth will leave you behind. And that’s the logic of accreditation. If you’re at Yale, you’re in the smartest 1% in the world. […] And the brightest students in the world are learning in fear. I feel it rolling off of you in waves. But you can’t learn when you’re afraid. You cannot be transformed when you are afraid."
#dat creative life
#a writer writes
i’ve been thinking about how lucky it is to find someone who compliments your creative energy across different mediums. or even the same medium. idk. collaboration is harder than it may seem at times, and while it’s so easy to say that the key is communication, i think it goes deeper than that. this is why you can’t work with everyone you’re friends with; you both may have complementary energies as friends, but not as co-workers. if you’re lucky, you get both. if you’re hardworking, you make that complement happen.
idk what i’m saying. LOL stfu self.
#senior year shits
- Applying for an internship with California Shakespeare Theater!
- Considering a community organizing fellowship in the summer!
- Applying for VONA Writing Workshops!
- Petitioning to fix my academic hiccup!
- Rhetoric Commencement May 22!
- Getting paid March 8! (LOL)
all the opportunities! lulz the internship/summer job fair was more productive than the career fair where i walked out feeling kinda shitty. also, this day has been a little weird, but now all i need to do is get mah class shiets worked out
The Office: Finale table read (x).
AH JESUS IT’S 1+ HOUR?! i looooved the office so much. ;____; even when it was bad, i found myself still affectionate of it and its horrible decisions.
(Source: elizabethtinafeys, via hoybata)