“We live in an age where we feel guilt whenever we have to cut someone off but the reality is that some relationships do need to die, some people do need to be unfollowed and defriended. We aren’t meant to be this tethered to the people in our past. The Internet mandates that we don’t burn bridges and keep everyone around like relics but those expectations are unrealistic and unhealthy. Simply put, we don’t need to know what everyone else is up to. We’re allowed to be choosy about who we surround ourselves with online and in real life, even if it might hurt people’s feelings.”—Ryan O’Connell (You Don’t Have To Be Friends With Everybody)
Today after my reading class me and my friends stayed after to talk to our teacher. She wrote on my last paper that she was proud of me and that I was smart and going places. Today she asked what my plans were for the coming years. I told her I was graduating in a week and that I needed to figure out what I wanted to do with my life before I transfer.
She told me that when I figured it out, and that I would figure it out, I would do great. And when I went back to college she would write me a letter of recommendation. She said she recognized that I was naturally smart and talented and she wished that she could have me in her class forever or that all of her students were like me.
Hearing her say this made me want to cry. No teacher has really ever had that faith in me that she does. She believes in me when I’m not really believing in myself. I’ve been so lost lately with what I should be doing with my life. Do I just give up on getting a bachelors degree. And if I go back what do I even get a degree in. Do I get another job. Do I pursue my art and photography. I’ve just been so confused, and her showing this confidence in me has put me in a better place.
Thank you Mrs. Freese for being one of the best teachers I have ever had and for a great semester.
Brandon Bollig… How do I begin to explain Brandon Bollig? Brandon Bollig is flawless. I hear his beard is insured for $10,000. I hear he does puppy photoshoots…for Bryan Bickell. His favorite movie is Defiance. One time he met Patrick Sharp on a plane, and he told him he was pretty. One time he put a Jet through the glass…it was awesome.