Thursday, October 27, 2011

To tell you the truth, all, I am very, very content with life.

I attended one of my friend's birthday parties this past weekend, and it was oh-so-very lovely. It wasn't even that it was fall (although that did exponentially make it more beautiful), but it was also being surrounded by some of my closest, dearly-missed friends (good friends I haven't seen in over two months). The bonfire, the crazy dancing, the chili, the chocolate cookies, the conversations about Harry Potter, the Ale-8: I truly feel like those things define me and my happiness.

Yet the most beautiful moment came in the following morning. We had stayed up until 4:00 a.m. or so, but for some reason I woke up several hours later, when the sunlight was just beginning to pour through the windows. I laid there for quite awhile, wandering in a lazy unconsciousness, but then I noticed it. I was home. Laying there, surrounded by some of the people I truly love, I was home.

"Home is wherever I'm with you..."

Oh, this feeling is warm and fuzzy, it is just so enlightening. It is especially helping in making it through the whirlwind of stress I am currently facing. College applications & Calculus, oh my!

On the college application I am currently working on, I have to write about a situation that has "piqued my intellectual curiosity." The thing is, I truly don't know what I am "intellectually curious" about in the first place- I mean, I am curious about things, but I don't feel like I have necessarily been "piqued" by one specific incident for any of them. I feel like, rather, my curiosity has developed overtime with my life and experiences, as well as how I determine and truly engage in something I am interested in. I know that they just wish to see in an applicant their ability to analyze in retrospect their own lives, but it is pretty intense. So, if you have any comments about something in your life that has piqued your intellectual curiosity, PLEASE share!



That Blond Guy said...

Ah...I love posts like these. Bloggers are always bitching about one thing or another, me included, so when people post something and say they're content with life, I'm like yayyy I so happy.

Love that song by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Home...yes I am home....

I love Halloween. I made a pumpkin.

Kay said...

This is lovely. I love hearing about that feeling of happiness and belonging, which is getting harder and harder to come by these days.

Piqued your intellectual interest? Gosh, I have no idea. As you know, I wrote about apples.