omfg been waiting so long for this
When I’m in my early morning classes and something actually makes sense,
If I get asked one more time WHY I chose the two majors I am pursuing I am going to freak. the. fuck. out. Its so stupid, but if I have known you for 3 years and you A) don’t know what I am studying or B) legitimately don’t know why… are we even friends?
If you know me, even in the slightest, you know that I always have something to say about EVERY THING and I love love love saying it to people’s faces. Journalism has trained me to use my words effectively, write eloquently and get straight to the point.
I use journalism to utilize my voice and it is now my resource for public persuasion.
This major is what some would call my “emphasis,” I call it my passion. I won’t make a lot of money in the field that I am going into, but I’d rather work for a cause than a salary. The reason I chose to double up with this major revolves solely around my childhood and my family life. Something that should also be obvious to people who have known me for three years.
My two older sisters and I were rarely attached to materialistic things growing up (except for my stuffed animals, I talked to them on the reg). We weren’t allowed to have light up shoes, velcro shoes, or keep our “binkies” past a specific age.
We didn’t have video games but we had a SICK fort and swingset in our backyard.
We grew up in a neighborhood full of boys. I played “war,” “kick the can,” and soccer with them. When one of the older boys bullied me by chasing me around with a stick, my dad gave me a broom and I sent him home crying after I whacked him once in the face.
I grew up at my lake cabin in Glacier National Park every summer. I caught minos in perfectly clear, yet freezing, glacial water while other kids got pulled behind boats in intertubes.
When other girls had EZ Bake Ovens, I was going on backpacking trips and hiking adventures with my family. My parents would walk ahead of us and hide LifeSaver candies along the way to bribe my sisters and I to the top.
When other girls had Barbies, I had a legit rock collection that I kept in a gallon sized milk jug with the top cut off. My mom, being the champ she is, carried all of the rocks I found on hikes in her backpack.
My dad is a geologist and when we take two cars to go places, our family puts us in the same car so we can talk rocks along the way. He’s my best friend.
Fuck. I’m surrounded by so many people here, but I’ve never felt so alone. I know so much about all of your lives, because you TELL ME EVERYTHING (even when I don’t ask), yet you never ask about mine.
People probably think I am SUCH a crazy partier… its the only social interaction people invite me to! Guys don’t ask me on dates, they ask me to parties. Girls don’t ask me to go to coffee with them or study with them, they ask me WHERE the parties are. I’ve reached out to people and asked them to go to dinner with me or go grab coffee, so don’t think I’m complaining and not doing anything about it… I am.
I can’t wait to go home and graduate. I love UI, but it’s the people that aren’t doing it for me anymore.
My life…as an Environmental Science major from Spokane, WA.
GHETTO HIKES says it ALL.