“Can I ask an odd question?”

“Of course- you can ask me anything” I reply back to my boyfriend. He waits a moment and shyly replies “can you write me something tonight? something cute to wake up to?”

Why, of course I can. I can also be really extra with it. For those of you who don’t know, my boyfriend is amazing (I may be biased but???). He’s in Air Force ROTC, CAP, and he’s just like, super smart too. Anywho, Tuesday and Thursday mornings he has PT for ROTC and like, it’s ungodly early morning- not even like decent morning times. I know he’ll kick ass just like he did today (he made weight and I’m super proud of him wow) but I’m still absolutely going to be that girlfriend. Here goes nothing.

Good morning babe♥

I know you’re not looking forward to PT, but I promise you everything will be okay. You’re going to do absolutely amazing. You’re going to get your push-ups done and get your sit-ups done and kick ass on the run. And then just think.. it’s already Tuesday. Something something you’ll see me this weekend? And Linuxfest is a thing? Heyyyy. But yeah. Once you’re done with PT, only one more PT session until you see me. Wow. Time sure flies.

I just also want to take a moment to say how incredible and amazing you are. Thank you for calling me on my drives home from CAP. Thank you for always being there when I need to talk. Thank you for laughing alongside me at memes. Thanks for giving me leadership advice on like, a nightly basis. Thanks for being a pretty damn great guy.

While everything may not always be perfect dandelions and butterflies (or however that weird American saying goes), at the end of the day you’re still here and I’m still here and everything is okay. No matter what.

Let me throw in a quick pun you might appreciate babe: yoda best boyfriend.

Alright. I’ll leave you with this meme thing because I’m super tired. I’m going to get some sleep now, and I hope you’re sleeping well. Enjoy the memes I just texted you.

I’ll talk to you soon.

~E.

Old Money, New Money, and Modern Society

So, I had to write a “blog post” for College Writing II on a concept from the Great Gatsby. I figured I’d leave it here as well. And yes… I used Bad and Boujee as a reference- and cited it in MLA.

“You know so we ain’t really never had no old money… We got a whole lotta new money though” (Migos, “Bad and Boujee”). This is a theme that is recurring throughout discussions in class, throughout the novel, and throughout everyday modern society. What is old money and new money? Old money can be defined as money inherited, passed on through families- money that has “always existed” even through a family name. New money is money made recently- money earned by a person or persons, in the novel most often made by entertainers in the film industry. The Great Gatsby, set in the 1920s, is  relevant as ever in showing the divide between new and old money. A few names come to mind when new money is mentioned in today’s society. The Kardashians, Mark Zuckerberg, even Donald Trump. They own large houses, mansions even. They attend lavish parties and travel frequently. They are looked on as a huge media icon and influence- much like Jay Gatsby was in the novel. “You must know Gatsby!” Jordan Baker exclaims in Fitzgerald’s novel, similarly to how one in today’s age would react if the Kardashians were mentioned.


But is new money just a modern concept? No. In 1757, The United States of America was a nation on the uprise when a young man- an orphan with no money was born. This man grew up to attend Princeton College by working hard. After overcoming adversity after adversity, this young man took a boat from the British West Indies to New York. “In New York you can be a new man” was a promise made to him (Hamilton: An American Musical). Alexander Hamilton was a poor immigrant, yet he became the first Secretary of Treasury of the United States, and was a key Founding Father. In Cabinet Battle #2 of Hamilton: An American Musical, Thomas Jefferson sings “…smells like new money, dresses like fake royalty” when referring to Hamilton. Hamilton was the newest of money that time period could find- helping start our great nation.

To summarize, the United States of America were founded on the concept of new money. New money has been prevalent in many times, societies, and ages- and is experienced in any culture. It is not a new concept or an old concept, it is a concept that time will never let fade away.

So there’s a little glimpse of what I’ve been up to. Enjoy the short essay!
~E.

To those that doubted me… The Ninth Month.

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Dear __________________,

You didn’t think I could do it, did you? You didn’t believe in my ability to kick ass in school and have a good future. You never believed in me and it shows very clearly now. You were always worried about your own selfish things. You never helped me when I asked for help.

Guess what though? I made it. I just began a new chapter in my life; college.

You may be thinking “okay, that’s not a big deal”– but I’d like to take a moment and tell you that yes: college is a big deal. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 41.89% of people aged 25 and over in the United States have a Bachelor’s Degree, while 88.31% have high school diplomas or a GED.

Anyway, enough statistics. The first week of college was freaking amazing.

My goal for August was “Whatever you do, do it with passion and to the best of your ability”. Heck yes. Just.. yes. School is awesome. I love the buses and the professors and the classes and just… everything about it.

I’m back in the country now, to stay for a while. It’s time to work on my future, to get that degree. And I’m going to kick some ass.

OH AND HEY I’M A CADET MAJOR IN CIVIL AIR PATROL NOW SO THAT’S REALLY COOL. Okay? Okay.

Here’s to an amazing September, an amazing first month as an independent adult (it’s a little scary food costs a ton send help). Do I have a goal? I guess so. No fast food every day.  No.. but really…

My goal for September is to get amazing grades, get a good job, and establish myself. I can do this, and it’s going to be amazing. Sorry it’s a kind of short post this month, and I know I still owe you a seal post- it’ll happen. I promise (my boyfriend is going to make me make it happen).

Have a great month, guys.

Savor the moments, stop to smell the roses.

~E.