So, last night, some friends and I decided to drive about ten miles away, to the nearest Cold Stone. We all piled into my friend JoAnn’s Suburban and took off. After being on the freeway for five minutes or so, my phone rings; it’s JoAnn’s mom.
Me: Hi Kathy.
Her: Dillon. Listen to me. In the front seat, there is an open bottle of wine.
“Ended the war in Iraq? Kid, you’ve been watching too much Fox News. The President did this clever thing where he withdrew all of the “official” US Military troops, but didn’t really do a darn thing. First, we must acknowledge that U.S. presence in Iraq has not ended. The Project On Government Oversight clearly shows that taxpayers will now provide funding for nearly 20,000 “security” contractors in Iraq. According to POGO, some of the companies who will provide contractors in Iraq are KBR, DynCorp, and Blackwater. Ring any bells? All 3 contractors have extensive misconduct histories, yet they are the ones Obama has chosen to continue the US’s mission in Iraq. And even were this not the case, consider the fact that it took three years for Obama to “end” the war in Iraq, something that he campaigned on doing immediately. And during those three years the levels of troops there were well beyond our presence during the Bush years. And don’t even get me started on Afghanistan, or the half dozen other wars Obama decided to run gleefully into with our military.”—Dustin Snyder
My grades won’t be bad enough for Calvin to change their admissions decision
My scholarships that I got because of my grades don’t get adjusted
I will hopefully learn from this and do better in the future
God is still good
I don’t really care about my class rank
I only have seven weeks of school left
I failed Calculus twice and still graduated with a decent GPA and a ton of scholarships from Calvin.
CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU HERE IN THE FALL <3
I (almost) failed chemistry—a D-minus—and Seattle Pacific University still offered me a full-ride. I stopped caring about grades some point this year and realized that a) they are not a good indicator of my intelligence and b) I am still fabulous, regardless.
“I leave, and the leaving is so exhilarating I know I can never go back. But then what? Do I just keep leaving places, and leaving them, and leaving them, tramping a perpetual journey?”—John Green, Paper Towns
“I often look at women who wear great jeans and high heels and nice little T-shirts wandering around the city and I think, I should make more of an effort. I should look like that. But then I think, They can’t be happy in those heels.”—Kate Winslet (via creatingaquietmind)
are lovely, effervescent, ethereal, and unyielding. You are every bit as wonderful as God intended, a miracle of creation bestowed upon those with whom you interact.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”—Lamentations 3:22-24