For those who don't have to be bothered by my 24/7 instagram feed, let me inform you that this past weekend was spent at Backbone State Park with one of my best friends for my birthday.
This is an annual tradition between my friends and I for my birthday weekend, and it is always one of the best experiences I have all year. This year, it was a weekend filled with summer fun, horror movies, and exploding marshmallows. But most of all, it was full of happiness while filming our most recent, ~serious~ movie.
Let's walk down memory lane! Well, I take it back. It is only a lane that goes 4 days back (at most). But these past few days have been full of nothing less than wonderful memories that I will cherish forever.
If you haven't been up to date with my extensive Instagram and Facebook feed, let me fill you in. This past week I lived my life in Seattle for the NSPA Journalism Convention. But of course, the convention only takes up so much of a day, and that time when my two great friends and I had free time is the time when the best memories are made.
The type of blog I run is supposed to be a happy place, but this is far from a happy post. Today, and not only today, I am extremely angry.
For my whole life up until just seven months ago I dealt with chronic pain every single day of my life. As the years went on, the pain got worse. It got to the point where I literally could not function like a normal person. Of course, barely anyone knows this because I didn't want people to treat me differently, as if I was lesser or weaker, and I did not want special treatment. I still do not want this.
As spring break comes up upon us, and excitement fills my body with the thought of no homework for over a week, I thought that now would be the perfect time to tell about my past spring break experiences.
This tale takes us to my most recent spring break during my sophomore year. Before this week played out, I wasn't a big believer in ghosts and other forms of paranormal activity. In fact, the topic had never really come up in a conversation with those around me.
Horror movies were my favorite genre before spring break because it didn't seem like reality to me. They got my adrenaline going, but they could never happen in real life . . . right?!
A few days ago, a friend came up to me and told me her newest conspiracy theory, which I am always open to hearing and contemplating throughout the day. I might not be the best to explain this theory, but to say the least, it blew my mind.
Imagine that you have seven marbles. After arranging those marbles around in different patterns, you will eventually come to the conclusion that they can only be arranged in a certain number of ways. Now expand that thought to the universe around us.