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Hello my name is Leah and this is that beautifully slow, but sure process. I believe in this life, myself, and you ♥.
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  • I finallly finished Goldfinch after late nights (after studying and work) and bus rides and days where I just couldn’t put it down and I feel so dazed and exhausted as I sometimes do after a good book that shakes me that I’m just going to put Stephen King’s review of the Goldfinch.

    "The Goldfinch’ is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind."

    At almost 800 pages, I still dreaded seeing 99% on my Kindle today knowing I was going to read the end. And like all novels where you get inexplicaly and unforgivingly attatched to a character, I don’t suppose any endings are ever good. Not enough explained, said, tied up, you just don’t think the last few pages CAN BE the last few pages. But yup done. Agh everything hurts for some reason. 

  • Some peektures I took/played around with of my first event with the CP team at the DA’s office :)

  • Probably sounds dramatic and annoying to some of my practical logical friends but for an unhealthy idealist this couldn’t be more frustratingly true. Have wondered all this time how to turn the hard part into something that’s fruitful in “real life”. Head in the clouds always somewhere far away.

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  • Although death toll has raised significantly in the 8 days this article was published, still a very comprehensive piece.

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  • Are Men Overpaid for Overwork?

    newyorker:

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    Margaret Talbot examines a recent study on “overwork” and the wage gap: http://nyr.kr/1AfLmH6

    “Employers may be drawing a correct conclusion that time equals worth, or they may be using time as a proxy because it’s hard to evaluate worth otherwise, and because long hours, and constant access through technology, have become values in and of themselves. At the same time, some of those men may be reading mystery novels—or whatever—online.”

    Photograph by Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum.

    (Source: newyorker.com)

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  • fuckyeahsexpositivity:

    E.L. James knows as much about BDSM as she would have found in a five minute Google search, which is to say that she knows precisely jack shit.

    50 Shades of Grey does not depict a realistic kinky relationship, nor does it depict a healthy relationship of either the…

    not that I know anything about BDSM myself but I really hate the 50 Shades of Grey series for precisely some of these reasons plus it enforces this weird fucking fantasy of a helpless, submissive girl as something that’s romantic or alluring. Jeebus Christ.

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  • joelzimmer:

    Pizza Deli

    Midtown, Manhattan

    (Source: Flickr / joelzimmer)

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  • hylianears:

    micdotcom:

    Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

    Follow micdotcom 

    From their announcement:

    For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

    We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

    Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

    (via winkandblinkyoureyes)

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  • "It’s ok you know,
    to be carried now and then,
    strength too needs a rest."
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  • Call me Ednaaaaaaa. Ednaaaaaa Modeeeeee. 

    But really it was a long time coming with my dead hair needing the boot. Or should I say it was a SHORT time coming with my dead hair needing the CUT? I AM SO LAME………………………….really gonna have to be cooler to pull off my wannabe hipster Warby Pahhhhkaahhhz.

    Anyway it seems as if everyone was cutting their hair short around and after graduation. IS this why older women never have long flowy hair? I’ve always wondered at one point do women think ” oh hey it looks more mature to have a short cut “. And I’ve always wanted to have nice long hair even when I’m 50. I just want it to be healthy. So although I definitely dyed my hair again, here’s to this little bowl cut ( I know it could be much shorter, thinking about it) growing out to be a head full of healthier hair when it gets long again! I couldn’t even donate it cause they said no one would want it. Ouch.

    TRULY transformation Tuesday because LSAT classes officially start today. I am working full time. I have stopped paying for parking and started taking the bus. I’m trying to email as many people as I can during my work hours as my honest attempt to stay updated to my friends who I don’t deserve. I am going to call my family more instead of dying every time I have to leave them at what always seems like the wrong time. I have been LOTIONING. I am trying very hard to make good use of my “free” time either reading (way way too much), going to cool events only (artwalks, free concerts, cultural food tastings, so much more to still do), board games all day every day and essentially avoiding the devil’s piss with little effort (alcohol, I just can’t, let me pick up tolerance again later in life call me lame Idgaf), and dinner/study dates. I have been going to the gym and eating less aggresively and slowly anddddd here’s to hoping that I have the time and energy and heart to be who I want to be and try my best not to disappoint myself too much. Baby steps whatever.

    To everyone who’s been asking what’s up. There really isn’t going to be much going on until after law school applications are due. I start Americorps officially next week, but I feel like I’ve been in the same phase of my life since basically spring quarter. Except now I have more consistent hours in my life, and I spend a lot of reading the news and being sad and annoyed I am useless. My supervisor randomly called me into his office the other day and just asked me what’s up. I was truly confused and thought I was doing something wrong. But he basically told me that despite my general peppy, do- demeanor he can feel the stress that emanates from me and said it just doesn’t have to be there. It was reallllly quiet and I didn’t know what to say and I finally just stuttered out, “I just wanna kick ass”. Anddd he said you will, you already are, just keep grindin.

    So yeah. Grindin. Ohhhh twentiess… 22, terrible twos. Doesn’t have to be ALL terrible, no. What a boring post akin to all my other boring posts with the same, never changing, never ending theme. Aja aja fighting!!!!!

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