My Little Thing

Millennial Michigander

petitsirena:

sticks and stones may break my bones, but language dictates everything from social norms to legislation and it’s indeed often used to bolster violence and oppression sooOo

I read this book last week. I didn’t cry, as I tend to if I’m going into something knowing ahead of time that it made others cry. This book is more than sad - it is heavy. As someone who has minimal life experiences with sudden loss or extended grief, I don’t know that I would recommend this book to anyone who is grieving. It might be too hard to get through the first third of the book. Sonali Deraniyagala is brutally honest about an unimaginable pain and because of it, Wave stays with you. I hesitate to call it beautiful, but it is, in a way.
p.s. Sonali, as her husband told her in college, is an anagram of Alison. She remembers him playing her Elvis Costello. That section hit me particularly hard.

I read this book last week. I didn’t cry, as I tend to if I’m going into something knowing ahead of time that it made others cry. This book is more than sad - it is heavy. As someone who has minimal life experiences with sudden loss or extended grief, I don’t know that I would recommend this book to anyone who is grieving. It might be too hard to get through the first third of the book. Sonali Deraniyagala is brutally honest about an unimaginable pain and because of it, Wave stays with you. I hesitate to call it beautiful, but it is, in a way.

p.s. Sonali, as her husband told her in college, is an anagram of Alison. She remembers him playing her Elvis Costello. That section hit me particularly hard.

ethiopienne:

#goals

ethiopienne:

#goals

Today was my second day of work at my first post-college job. I’m a finance assistant on a competitive Congressional campaign next door to my hometown.
Part of me still feels like an intern. I need to find a dry-cleaner.

Today was my second day of work at my first post-college job. I’m a finance assistant on a competitive Congressional campaign next door to my hometown.

Part of me still feels like an intern. I need to find a dry-cleaner.

Goals for the Summer

  • Learn to make bread
  • Write 4 Polished Short Stories (1/month)
  • Apply to 50 big girl jobs by my 22nd birthday
  • Learn to go without makeup
  • Learn to go without coffee
Peace out, Undergrad. 

Peace out, Undergrad.