The Runaway Muse


A personal blog

My brain is filled with words.

There are 20 minutes left on the clock until I can get out of work, and since I’ve already fulfilled my various tasks for the day, it’s safe to say that I can spend my remaining time updating my sorely neglected blog.  Yay for me.

I am somewhat known for being melodramatic.  With that said, please take me seriously when I say that I just might die over the next two weeks.  Don’t believe me?  Then you must not have to take final exams and turn in a dozen last-minute assignments and worry over travel arrangements and what to wear to a cousin’s wedding. 

On top of that, I am fresh out of milk and broke.

Lest I lose sight of hope, I keep imagining the glorious bombardment of siblings that will surely occur once my plane lands in Chicago in a mere two weeks.  It’s been five months since I saw my family, and it’s safe to say that at this point I am positively homesick.  Took long enough, didn’t it?

Time to scat.  I have a Humanities class in awhile and need to study for a late French exam in between.  Admit it, you want to be me.


Filed under: Everyday Ramblings

I whisper to the trees and the trees whisper back

My sister told me yesterday that all the trees in Chicago have lost their leaves. She also told me that temperatures there are beginning to dip below freezing. Suddenly, Tulsa doesn’t seem so bad after all with its 72 degree weather and the perpetual rain of scarlet and orange leaves we are currently experiencing.

Thanksgiving is on Thursday! I can hardly believe it. Hello, relatives and turkey and late-night movies and Andy the dog and liesurely breakfasts. Goodbye, classes and rushing and Saga and sitting-in-a-dorm-room-with-a-pile-of-homework-and-nobody-to-talk-to-at-odd-hours-of-the-night.

(In case you were wondering, Saga is the name given to our school cafeteria. Pretty much the only things I eat there are salads and cereal–nothing else is guaranteed to be as safe.)

If you’re American (and I know one of my visitors who most definitely isn’t), what are some unique ways your family celebrates Thanksgiving?

Filed under: Everyday Ramblings, Photography

When the wind bares the trees

Tulsa is finally showing signs of Autumn.  It’s about dang time.

This sweater could be my boyfriend.  Wow, I just realized how weird that sounded outside of my brain.  I AM NOT CRAZY, PEOPLE.  I just happen to fall in love with big, oversize, cozy, colorful sweaters.  Especially this one, which I picked up from Goodwill for $3.  Be jealous.

The best thing about Autumn?  Living off hot chocolate.  Mmmyes.  ♥

Filed under: Everyday Ramblings, Photography

And so it begins

Fill me from the inside out
shape me into something new–
radical, different.
Set me free
from the chains that
I have blindly accepted–
until now.
Restore me.
Lift me up in your
powerful arms and
banish my demons–
send them scurrying
in mortal fear.
Give me a new heart–
I am ready.

Filed under: Poetry

For once, a regular blog entry.

It’s crazy how close the end of the semester is. Sometimes I feel like I can’t even close my eyes in fear of opening them to find that days have passed.

Next week will be a normal school week. There will be two exams, one for Health and one for Science Lab. Work-wise, I have five interviews with different professors, all of which need to be subsequently written out in bio form and sent to my supervisor, who will post them on the school website. I will be super busy.

The week after next week is Thanksgiving break. I will be driving down to Texas to spend the holiday with my dad’s brother and his family. I’m super pumped because they are an awesome bunch. Not only that, but my roommate will be coming with me since she is from Florida and can’t go home for Thanksgiving.

The week following Thanksgiving break will be a blur since it is FINAL EXAMS WEEK. What. The. Hector. I don’t know whose idea it was to schedule finals directly after break, but I can tell a lot of people are getting gray hairs over the fact.

But! All is not lost, because after finals, I will be DONE WITH THE SEMESTER. Christmas break, baby! The Friday of finals week I’ll be hitching a ride down to Texas, where—get this—my cousin will be getting married the following day, Saturday. The timing couldn’t be more perfect. I’m excited because a) Weddings are awesome, b) My cousin is awesome, and c) My cousin’s fiancée is awesome. ‘Nuff said.

The Monday after the wedding, I will be catching a 4:30 AM flight to Chicago with two of my other cousins, who also live in Illinois. And there you have it. The rest of Christmas break will no doubt go by at a breakneck pace, but I don’t mind. I’m just excited to see my parents and have crazy adventures with my siblings and get behind the wheel of my 15-passenger bus again and eat home-cooked meals and have DECENT WINTER WEATHER. None of this ridiculous 60+ degree stuff we’ve been getting in Tulsa. It’s NOVEMBER, for crying out loud.

What are your plans over Christmas break?

Filed under: Everyday Ramblings

Futile to be Solitary

Some days she feels like leaving,
shedding her apprehensions like
dusty scales off the back of a
leaping and bounding away,
far away, until
the voices that call her name
have faded to butterfly
Oh, how glorious to be alone!
And yet, so strange
that she should feel this
in her soul.
Like nails on a chalkboard,
she cannot forget
who she is
and what she is:
a person who needs people.

Filed under: Poetry

About the girl

Christina. 18. College student. Lover of words, sublime images, fat books and skinny jeans. Dislikes melting snow, the color pink, and procrastination.

This blog is an outlet for my jumbled thoughts. Thank you for stopping by.

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