a new generation of dreamers

just something to think about when you see those freshmen in your hall or classroom or the line for panda express.

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right in the feels

Emotions, or feelings, are not everyone’s favorite thing to talk about. But…The past few weeks in my honors interpersonal communications course, we’ve dedicated our time to learning about, expressing our own, and understanding others’ emotions. I’ve always known that I’m an emotional person. I have always thought that I wore my heart on my sleeve…

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Rose Colored Glasses

“I wish you could see you the way that I see you.” Has anyone ever heard the expression of wearing “rose colored glasses?” It means to see things in a way as if they may be better than they truly are. With the people I love, I guarantee that my glasses are the rosiest. When…

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looking beyond fear…

In my previous post I talked about my sense of adventure being overrun by fear. This week, it took all of my strength to not hyperventilate while the car I was in was weaving in and among the traffic of Minneapolis. Big cities are not my thing. Traffic sends my brain into overdrive and my…

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significance

sig·nif·i·cance /siɡˈnifikəns/ noun 1. the quality of being worthy of attention; importance. 2. the meaning to be found in words or events. This word came to mind yesterday as I looked at the scene pictured above. It’s not a sky full of stars, but a sea of cell phone flashlights shining in the darkness at the…

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my post-graduation hair cut

I wasn’t a person who loved high school, despite the fact that I immersed myself in fun activities, loved my job, and had enough good times to keep me upbeat for the most part.. I wasn’t satisfied. I wasn’t satisfied with mediocre, or sometimes happy, or attempting to fit the status quo, or feeling lonely,…

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kid in a candy store

“I want to look at life like a kid in a candy store.” This is how I captioned my Instagram photo earlier today, (@alexfarbie),  following a visit to an adorable little shop called Goodies Handmade Candies in Spirit Lake, Iowa during a little midday adventure as I visit a friend. There wasn’t any long thought…

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All I Ever Wanted.

Tonight, I cried. Not only during Mockingjay Part Two… but afterwards, when a girl that I view as a “little sister” and friend gave me a letter, and I took it home to read it. I open the letter, and I see that it contains two pages. I start to read, and then I come…

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my medicine & drug of choice

Today I had a moment that I loved so much that I had to write about it. I probably have a moment like this at least every other day. Maybe that’s what makes it so great: it can reoccur so frequently. The moment that I’m talking about is that moment when you’re in the middle…

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