News: Angie, my sis, is coming here to do 1st year! I'm super excited!
More news: I bought watercolor paints:) They're so fun.
Here's a thing:
Meeting people is small talk. You ask where they're from, what they do, about their education, etc; and then you kind of 'figure out' who they are. Someone at work once asked me something(I don't remember what it was) and I asked why they're were curious to know. "So that I could know what room to put you in my head." To which I replied, "I don't want a room in your head." This was when I realized that I did the exact same thing! I asked questions, sometimes because I just wanted to know, but sometimes, so I could decide who they are. My brain just printed a label after talking to someone for a few minutes, slapped it on their forehead, put them in a room, and moved on for the next person for me to figure out.
I noticed that when I don't try to figure someone out but just take them as they come and slowly get to know them, I'm surprised at how AWESOME people can be! Everyone has something special.
We are more than the people we know, the places we've been, the books we've read, the subjects we've studied, the instruments or games we play, the things we do for a living, the things we do for fun...
Every person is A PERSON! Full of goals, dreams, passions, fears, ideas- a half-written book.
The nicest people I've known and know don't fit all of the criteria on an 'interesting person' checklist. But they have so much more OTHER. They're kind beyond measure, they love. Their smiles light up my soul. And they have the world ahead of them and at their fingertips. They teach me things without speaking. They just live.
I've demolished the walls of the rooms in my brain and have broken the printer of labels. Everyone is their own book, and I'm full of blank pages.
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