We dance to the thumping rhythm of a Taylor Swift remix 22, she sings & we’re almost there. New licenses hot off the press bent to fit the curve of your body in the back pocket of your skinny jeans pressed unceremoniously against the stranger behind you sweat dripping down your forehead fat droplets of leftover adolescent self-consciousness plastering hair to your cheeks dripping onto … Continue reading But Taylor, what about 23?
honeymoon phase / ˈhənēˌmo͞on fāz/, noun. The beginning of something new and exciting. Waking up before your alarm. Butterflies. Giggles. Willingness to do small tasks with great enthusiasm. Hope for the future. Blindness to past pain. In our orientation, they warned us that this would happen. We’ve all experienced little honeymoon phases throughout our lives: the first week of a new school year, the addicting … Continue reading The Threads that Keep Us Intact
I applied for Food Stamps last week. My housemate and I printed off the 14 page form, filled it out, and drove to the DCFS office to turn it in. Not only is this service only open during office hours, but it has very limited public transportation access. Luckily, the two of us have a week day off since we work on the weekend. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Oh, SNAP.
What a whirlwind of a week. For those of you who don’t know, I spent last week at orientation for the Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program through the Presbyterian church. Although DOOR/Dwell was originally a Mennonite program, it has since done a merger of sorts with the YAV program. I could have applied through MMN, but I decided not to because it required 6 references … Continue reading Mennonite Espionage