Introverting: Sarah’s Weekly Catch-up

Wednesday, January 8

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all having a great week! I’m doing great, and I’m enjoying spending my time pouring over novels and sleeping in late. I know I work hard, so I don’t feel bad about taking time off to unwind from school. Right now, I’m taking a bubble bath (I’m writing this on my phone), and about to crack open one of my favorite books. If you’re a fan of thrillers or mysteries, I highly suggest checking out Tana French or Julia Phillips. Both of them are superb writers! 


I’ve also been practicing driving a lot with my mom, because I’d like to take my road test again in June or July. I’m definitely over the hump of feeling nervous when I drive; at this point, it’s almost second nature to me, so I’m sure the road test will go smoothly. Nonetheless, I’m very much jittery about the thought of it. Four very big things are going to be happening all around the same time: I’m going to graduate from college, get a full-time job, get my license, and get my first apartment all within about two months of each other. It’s extremely exciting, but also scary to take such big steps. I can’t wait to bring you guys along with me on the journey!

Thursday, January 9

It’s about ten pm right now, and I’m wrapping up my night by working on The Diplomat’s Digest and some new content for Analog (per usual). There are going to be some lovely features coming to that site this month, including a profile about a rapper and an interview with a drag queen. I’m so fascinated with people, especially artistic ones. And I gain so much wisdom from hearing other peoples’ life experiences and philosophies. One of my favorite questions to ask people is, “Do you think you’re living a meaningful life?” So far, everyone has answered yes, in their own unique way.

Tomorrow is going to be a great day; I’m seeing Eli after the first time in six days because he was on a trip in New York City. Afterwards, I’m going to be linking up with a new friend, and then I’m going to facetime my head design consultant to go over some work for Analog. I forgot to mention we’re also producing an article called “A Conversation with a Bisexual Homoromantic and a Biromantic Homosexual.” A mouthful, I know. Keep your eyes out for that in the future!

Saturday, January 11

Today has been a quiet day, and a nice contrast from the chaos of yesterday. Yesterday was actually perfectly lovely, I went on a date (?) with a girl I’d been talking to for the past few weeks, and then she slept over at my apartment. In retrospect, it’s pretty obvious it wasn’t a date and she only wanted one thing. So I probably don’t need to say more about that, but I am feeling a little bit crushed. It’s difficult being a relationship-oriented queer person because I feel like everyone is just seeking casual dating. What’s a girl gotta do to find a cute girlfriend to take on dates and spoil?

So I’m feeling a bit off today, but I think that’s just because I haven’t had much “introvert recharge time” and I had a hard time falling asleep last night. I’m feeling a bit better now that it’s evening time and I’ve had enough time to unpack everything. Yesterday and this morning, however, I sort of had that feeling like when you wake up from a dream and you feel super disoriented and outside yourself. You know? It’s a tricky feeling to describe. Nonetheless, I’m feeling much more centered now, and I think I’m going to get started on my next feature article for Analog. Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

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