About: I'm a writer, photographer, designer and musician. I spend the majority of my day in the office making a campus newspaper or in the classroom soaking up new knowledge and trying to make the most of my experience of attaining a Bachelor's degree.
I love to capture the world around me and add to the creative movement. Because I have been loved, I try to use every moment to give love. I don't always succeed, but each day I'm taking steps, moving and growing into who I was made to be.
Visit my professional site at www.alexandrajacobi.com.
“What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
“You never get to the point where you think ‘I am the adult,’ but you do get to the point where you think ‘I’ve dealt with this before.’ The older you get, the higher and higher the percentage is of things you’ve already been through. Have you ever changed a tire? Had a flat tire? Someday, you might, and the next time it happens, you’ll know what to do, since you’ve already done it.
—uberwekkness: My dad. I’m 24 and asked if you ever shake the feeling of not being an adult, and this was his response. Probably the most comforting thing he could have said.
“If you’re feeling small today I dare you to sit up straighter, look someone who scares you directly in the eye, take up room at the dinner table, make yourself bigger, when ‘sorry’ laps at the back of your tongue, tries to pick up after you, remind yourself that your existence doesn’t demand an apology, that you are allowed to make mess and take up space. Do not be afraid to expand. Every single goddamn minute. Expand, expand, expand.
—Femme Fatale (via thedapperproject)
So, my newspaper has made national news in several ways this week.
First, we get featured on Total Frat Move and Student Press Law Center for our story on getting 1,000 of our newspapers stolen. (Only to have people laugh at us and say, “What? They’re free!” No, they are free in single copy. You cannot take half of our inventory and call it a right. But, off my parenthetical soap box.) Then, on the same day (April Fools’, might I add) a Pi Kappa Alpha member was attacked with a shovel by a former ATO member and we get featured on Total Frat Move again. In addition, on that day Zachary Adams in the Holly Bobo case was charged with another count.
All of this is piled on the already extreme exhaustion my staff is feeling from still recovering from our last issue with an extremely controversial editorial and a week of constant hateful comments and backlash towards us. And now, we press on to lay out our next newspaper.
I guess I’m leaving my undergraduate experience with a bang, right?
“Stop saying it’s okay when your soul’s bleeding. Stop trying to dodge knives that always end up in the depths of your heart. Stop looking to the ceiling hoping that tears won’t overflow. Stop taking people’s shit. Walk away. Fuck them all.
—Self advice, E.B.
I will never understand angry conservatives nor will I understand angry liberals.
If I hear one more person say that Noah is “evil” or “bad” just because of some misled article they’ve read or because it does not follow the Bible word for word, I’m going to lose my mind. If you went word for word, Noah wouldn’t speak for half of the movie. Is that what you want? Gaps have to be filled in. And just because the director is atheist doesn’t mean you get to write it off as evil. And we wonder why atheists don’t want anything to do with us: at every chance we get, we’re judging things them when we could be listening to them and at least seeing the good in what they do. I refuse to write it off. It was a damn good movie that got me thinking and wanting to read Genesis again. So if something points me to God, I’m good.
What does it say when a Christian is annoyed with Christians?