{ Hello }

My name is Andrea. I'm a sophomore from northern California. I live and eat in Keep Co-op, and I'm double majoring in math and creative writing. I also work for the Resource Conservation Team, which you can learn about by coming down to the Free Store in the basement of Asia House sometime. I'm a little overcommitted, but I like all the things I do and my busy weeks are worth it.

I spend a lot my time on campus doing partner acrobatics, eating granola, running, and wishing for it to be sunny. After a year in Oberlin, it's started to feel like home. I hope that through blogging, I'll be able to share what that looks like for me.

{ Entries }


Intensive: A Chronicle of Winter Circus Adventures

Winter Term '15: I ran away and joined the circus and I train 20 hours a week.

Be Here Now

I used to feel like I was wasting time because I wasn't doing "the other thing" that I needed to. I've learned a few things this semester so far about my sanity.

Learning How to Rest

I have a problem resting; I don't know how to do it, I don't believe it's necessary, and I think I can power through anything. I welcome with open arms any pieces of wisdom on how to address this.

You Could Probably Hide a Small Elephant in Our Pile of Sweaters

And other insights from this year's commencement week.

Sick, Groggy, & Still Thinking About Math

The joys of Pi Day, and how all of my classes are one and the same, and also a get-well-soon wish for anyone still down with the plague...

Bendable Things

The question of what I did for Winter Term has many answers.

Snowbody Likes the Person Who's Done First

My expectations for my surprise free days in Oberlin.

A Roundabout Conclusion Derived From an Exhausting Week

Having a solid, refreshing conversation about why you are doing all of the things makes them surprisingly easier to do.

Lake Oberlin, and Other Places One Should Discover

Little did I realize how befuddling it would be to leave the half-mile radius that marks the invisible border of my quotidian doings around campus and town.

On New-ness and Leaves

It's so easy to fix up a little routine and then stick to it, and so easy to forget that there's always so much more to explore.

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