Long time no “see” readers! It has been almost two months since I last blogged. I hope this blog post finds you well. I myself am sick, most likely from stress, but am happy that the upcoming week is the last of this quarter of school. I am officially 6 months away from graduating college, and I could not be more ready to finish. This quarter has been rough, full of harsh portfolio critiques and drama around every corner. My only conclusion is that I am still alive and treading water. I have managed to find the perfect escape from reality. As a writer, I find solace in drama therefore my go to is quality books and television shows. I have recently fallen in love with two Spanish dramas: “Isabel” y “Los Hombres de Paco.” I get a heaping dose of romance and a Castellano lesson all at the same time. La perfeccion!!! The only problem is that when I like something, I tend to develop obsession. I take the word “Escape” literally and become a character in the book I am reading or the show I am watching. There is nothing wrong with imagination, but the line should be drawn at discontent with reality. I always have trouble not crossing that line. When reality becomes unbearable, I “escape” through alternate realities and give up on living my life. It is fun for a time, but reality cannot be avoided forever. Now I have to go practice what I preach. I will let you now how well that works out… or not. Happy Spring! I shall return very soon.
Make a great escape readers!!
– Lauren Michele :)
“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Seth Godin