*Year in review

tigerhouse bonfire dinner funlovepartyanimals number3Another *academic year DONE.

I just turned in my final paper, and it feels so good.

This year has been one adventure, but the greatest successes of all have been the moments when I feel I belong. For the first time in two big years, I feel that I finally found a place and felt good here. The feeling doesn’t last forever, but it happens periodically and it’s always welcomed.

There is still no TIME now that it’s all over, but life is good (*minus the constant cold, rainy weather).

Tomorrow we leave for Pennsylvania to rest, read, and recover from the madness of a long school year! For some of us, this is our last chance to prepare for moving, graduating, or traveling and it’s going to be epic. It’s the first time we’re all together and don’t have to pack tents, sleeping bags, and unnecessarily warm clothes.

About to go to my last day of work until August and then. . .more packing. . .

But, for NOW, it’s time to focus on getting back HERE!

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.
Delicious Ambiguity.” – Gilda Radner


I’m forever grateful.

[Photos: Scanned Polaroids taken over the course of this school year//Grace Farson]

Still with hearts beating




One final paper and then this semester will be over. . . and summer will officially begin!

Plans for now and the next few days of life:

+ About to hit the road –> Boone for tonight + tomorrow

+ Two more days of work

+ A handful of meetings

+ A trip to Pennsylvania with them!

+ A day back in Chapel Hill to move and celebrate dear ones graduating!

+ A half day back home

+ Two days in D.C. with Mom, Kelsey, AND Abby!

+ And then, then I’m flying across this big world to this beautiful city!

These plans are the plans that make me excited to be alive these days. These are the thoughts that make my heart beat a little faster. Big transitions, big changes, but good things all around . . .

[Photos: 1.) BBQ love, 2.) Blair at 100 Shelton St, & 3.) A day in the life of Tiger House/100 Shelton St. residents//Grace Farson]

What life looks like these days






Lots//lots//and lots happening.

Last day of classes = tomorrow! Exams start up soon, I’m going back to Nepal [!!!] and most exciting of all, we have a kitteh!

The Tiger House has somewhat adopted Avocado cat. She is here whenever we are and even has her own food and water now.

We love her more than words (*and thankfully my allergies have been under control).

She’s beautiful, curious, and affectionate and she is the source of endless adoration. She appeared one day and has no home, so she lives with us now.

These days are remarkably weird, tired, and exhausting. Lots of work in beds, on tables, under tables, in cars, on streets, all with very little sleep in between! All said, things are good, really good. I think the overall vibe in life for everyone I am in close contact with is one of great enthusiasm.

Nearing the end of something great, but also nearing the start of something new. . .

[Photos: What life looks like these days//Grace Farson]