Arielle (or Ari).
Grand Valley State University.
Psychology major, sociology minor.
Nice to meet you.
Personal - My face
Does anyone ever get into the shower and rapidly begin to realize the chaos that exists beyond the bathroom door, how overwhelming life can be, and just need to sit down? Just plop down in the middle of whatever you were doing, knees pulled into your chest, and let the water crash down over you? Clearing your mind of nearly everything except the wish that you were almost anywhere else - geographically or in your life in general? As if that would suddenly cure the stress or allow you to have control over the things you have suddenly noticed you don’t have any control over? And stay there, staring at the drain, until the water begins to get cold and you snap back to the truth that not even in the shower can you be totally free from the world and its limitations? That the past 30 or 40 minutes you’ve spent motionless, shriveling up is only a temporary break from the madness and that, because you’re an adult, it’s time to stand up, take a deep breath, and get on with it?
No? Just me? Okay, never mind.
- Me: ... so I think that's my goal. That's what I'm hoping for by the end of the year, you know?
- Andrew: Well if that's what you're hoping for, that's what I'm hoping for.
- Me: What would you be hoping for if you didn't know what I was hoping for?
- Andrew: For you to be happy.