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March 21st, 2010
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Endings [Tuesday
December 8th, 2009
[ mood | accomplished ]

Well I'm finally at the end of my semester abroad. I'm not quite sure how I can sum it up appropriately.

I've got a few days left in Rome, five days left in Germany, then I fly to Chicago, to New York, to Los Angeles, and then finally to San Francisco. I'll give out souveniers, I'll see my grandparents, my parents, and all of my home cities. I'll get to eat a burrito again, and bagel and cream cheese. I'll get home cooking, I wont be lost.

But I'll also be losing one of the best female friends I've ever made. I'll no longer be a student in Italy. I wont have Europe at my fingertips. I wont get to meet as many travelers in as many random circumstances. I wont have to look at city maps every 10 minutes, wont run around in circles for hours, wont get taken advantage of by cab drivers (as obviously), wont stay in hostels, wont have to try and figure out public transportation, wont have Italian pizza anymore, wont be able to order a liter of house wine for 6eur with dinner, wont have a community of support around me 24/7, wont have as many familiar faces, wont have rinaldos or good cappucinos at different bars in the morning, wont get to practice my Italian as much.

Part of me is so excited to get home and be back in the familiar. To see family again, to have routines again, to not have to move around as much for a bit. Part of me hasn't quite realized just how much will change when I get back.

I think there's only a few things that are still making this ok for me. I have a few more days in Rome and Europe in general, I'm traveilng out of the country for another two months next summer, and I am deadset in my mind that I will be back to Europe soon, while I'm still young. Dead set. How, I have no idea. If I have to work in a hostel, if I teach, if I could just get a random job and live, or even if I just have to travel... I don't know how but I will. And if not Europe, out of America. I can't not travel. Travel will forever be a component and a desire in my life.

The amount of things I've learned in these past few months are incredible. I can't understand how every college student doens't take this opportunity; honestly it's so incredible in every way, and you can never do something quite like this ever again. I've cried, I've been alone, I've laughed, I've drank, I've studied, I've ate, I've explored, I've traveled, I've been outside of my comfort zone, I've made incredible new friends, I've tried new things, I've tested myself and succeeded, I've grown, and I've changed.

I'm ready for new challenges when I return, and I feel more confident in myself than I ever have before. I've never been more proud. Once again life, I win.

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Epiphanies [Sunday
September 13th, 2009
[ mood | happy ]


p.s. really excited for Sicily next weekend =]

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The count down [Saturday
August 15th, 2009
[ mood | content ]

My last days in San Francisco for the year are drawing to a close. I finished my last shifts for both of my jobs, I said goodbye to some of my best friends (Travis, Robert, Ashley....) I still have not packed anything though.

I've been spending this past week how I wanted to spend my whole summer - going to the gym almost every day, going out in the evening and seeing people... having fun, not stressing, not leaving friends to work some insane 4-8am shift. It's been wonderful.

So now I'm spending my last Saturday with my coworkers for free museum and food, packing tonight, moving everything to my grandma's house to store it with my cousin tomorrow and crashing at his place in Fremont, and then spending Monday packing, having tea with Will, and the evening with James. Then I hop on that plane Tuesday afternoon to Los Angeles. And a short 7 days later I'll be making my way to Rome.

It's all coming so fast. I'm intensely excited, but sad to leave the people I know and love. However I can't imagine myself doing anything but this for the next semester. It's really going to be incredible.

Going to be seeing the Mediterranean sea and the coliseum in just a few weeks. Going to visit Jasmine in Palermo in September. So many wonderful things to look forward to. I can't wait to see how much this experience makes me grow.

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hm [Thursday
June 18th, 2009
[ mood | awake ]

Have a 4-8am shift, so I'm making myself get into bed really early to catch some shut-eye. It feels unnatural. Blah.

Spilled water on my computer a week ago (at 5:30 in the morning it'll be a week ago exactly), and have progressively learned throughout the week that my computer is effectively destroyed. Great.

Luckily I have some wonderful people in my life. James said if I needed to buy a new computer he could help me out with his employee discount, and his coworker Chris offered to let me borrow one of his older computers in the interim. I'm going to wait a month to save up, and then make my decision. Fixing my old computer is pretty much out of the question. I could throw $350 at it right now and have it functioning, but with corrosion on the logic board it's only a matter of time till it craps out. I could throw $750 at it and have it fixed completely, but at that point, why not just get a new one?

My mom has been wonderful as well... not once did she make me feel bad or guilty about what happened. My dad is another story.

It just sucks because all of that money I need... desperately need for this coming semester in Rome. I'm getting more anxious about being able to do everything I want to do while I'm there. I don't know how long the money I've saved up can hold out... and this computer situation doesn't help much at all.

The one thing I've found most amusing is that I've become far more social already, just a week without that thing. Because I go to my room at night and have nothing to do, I figure why not call someone and hey, why not hang out with them too? I kind of like it.

Life goes on I guess.

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Life. [Saturday
April 4th, 2009
[ mood | calm ]

Each day brings new challenges. Each day I'm learning something new.

Who knows what will happen.... but I'm not giving up yet.

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February 5th, 2009
[ mood | excited ]

Wow... this week keeps getting better and better. If this trend continues, I can't wait to see what the weekend will be like.

I love being this happy again. It feels amazing.

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Hallelujah [Sunday
November 16th, 2008
[ mood | excited ]

I leave for India in four days.

I am so excited. My cousin just called me, he's leaving for India today at 4:30. I'm leaving to INDIA in FOUR days to meet him. Ahhh!

I have a lot to get done before then (huge paper, huge test, huge lab)... but that's ok. I'll get it done. I'll be in the library every day and stay up till three in the morning every night before then. And then I'll go to India. I'll finally get my vacation away from everything.

I can't wait.

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Excitement. [Tuesday
November 4th, 2008
[ mood | ecstatic ]

Barack Obama is the next president of the United States.

I am so proud to be a part of this moment. I hope that he lives up to all of my expectations of him, and I hope that he works every day to make sure my vote for him was earned.

He has inspired America and he has inspired the world.

Amazing election. Amazing moment in history.

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To all my artist friends (on livejournal) [Wednesday
August 6th, 2008
[ mood | sleepy ]

So I'm interning for a Southern California based publication this summer, and one of my jobs is to find images for the magazine.

At the moment I am looking for the cover for the September issue (the theme is community), but I'm having so much trouble with it.

So, if any of you have any images (photos, paintings, drawings, digital art, etc. Photo is ideal, but everything is being considered at this point) that fit with the idea of community, please let me know! If my manager likes it, I might be able to get you on the cover of a magazine (and I would of course get you copies of said magazine + credits and everything else).

You can e-mail images or questions to me (sarah.a.hirsch@gmail.com)

The website of the publication, in case you're interested:

I know I have a lot of people on this friends list that are really great artists. Show me something and I could get you published! If you have any other photos to submit in general I can hold onto them, and they might publish those photos at a later date. Ask me for details =].

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June 25th, 2008
Take a breath. Everything will be ok.

Just one day at a time.
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urrggg [Monday
June 23rd, 2008
[ mood | stressed ]

Fuck this. I mean really. I don't know what the fuck to do anymore.

I'm almost burnt out and it's only been a month of summer. I hate my mom for making me do this. All of a sudden GameStop upped my hours from 8 to 22?! How the HELL can I do that and still work my internship and do work for Tracey which, by the way, I have no idea what to do with her anymore. She gave me some impossible fucking task this and she's out of town so it's hard to contact her. Where the fuck am I supposed to find what she fucking wants?

I need to tell them to cut my hours at GameStop. I mean I understand why it happened (new manager who doesn't know my situation) so I need to nip it in the bud. And it's not like I can quit anything anymore anyway, because I've already made commitments to everyone. But fuck. I'd like a minute of free time, or a day without being stressed. Is that too much to ask for my fucking summer? I don't have many more left.

I don't know how much longer I can take this.

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May 31st, 2008
[ mood | contemplative ]

I'm trying to decide whether to take this research job.

I'm doing my Internship with The RAY Mondays and Wednesdays... 10 hours a week. I'm working at GameStop Tuesdays and Thursdays about 8-10 hours a week. I'm working from home as a personal assistant to this woman named Tracey for her organization called "Amazing Women" for 10 hours a week.

And then I've been offered a chance at this research job for Tracey and her friend (Jamie?). They're working on a project about leadership, and it'd be my role to look for the best information out there and compile it all for them. I'd be paid, of course... and it would probably run me 10-15 hours a week as well. I need to get back to her by Tuesday about this... shit I don't know what to do.

What would you do?

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May 27th, 2008
[ mood | busy ]

Man, all this work stuff is getting complicated.

Interning for the The RAY 10 hours a week. Getting this personal assistant job for 10-15 hours a week. Along with the personal assistant job, I might take on an extra project through this woman giving me around 25hrs paid per week (including the personal assistant hours)... but that's not a guarantee. So I interviewed for GameStop today, apparently PacSun just called me back and is doing a group interview tomorrow? I don't know what to do.

If this 25hr a week gig falls through, I need to get 20 hours of paid work somewhere. GameStop can only give me 10, who knows what PacSun will give me. I don't find out about this 25hr thing until later, but I need to respond to PacSun now. Arrrg.

Of course I get all the call backs when I don't need them anymore. I just want to make some money, damnit.

Not to mention Daniel got into a damn motorcycle accident on Sunday. He's fine, only a dislocated shoulder and a few bruises... his bike is in pretty bad shape, but fixable. Too much I say, too much!

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May 14th, 2008
[ mood | tired ]

Well, I just finished my first year of college. It's a bitter-sweet feeling... but I'm hoping for, no, looking forward to exciting things next year.

Flying home for the summer tomorrow. Starting my internship on Monday. Still looking for a retail job. This summer is going to be great =].

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May 5th, 2008
[ mood | tired ]

Ok so...

One paper, two tests, two projects, and one monologue away from being done... almost there!

This weekend home was great. I'm so ready for summer to start. As much as I love it up here, I just want to be home for a bit. I think it will be very refreshing.

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April 23rd, 2008
2 papers, 2 tests, 3 projects, and 1 monologue. Almost done.

I'm ready for summer and for adventures – I need to get away from the negativity for a bit, it's driving me crazy.

I mean, but other than that it's ok. I have a million things to look forward too... I just can't wait anymore to start them. =]
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April 20th, 2008
[ mood | content ]

This week/weekend has been pretty crazy.

Flew down to LA and had two interviews for summer internships. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be doing an internship with TheRAY over summer, which would be awesome. Writing articles, design, helping with events, networking. Then get another part-time job to make money. And I'll get a bike to ride to work!

Next semester I'm going to start working with Peer Health Exchange, and actually get to go into classrooms and teach sex ed. How fucking awesome.

I registered for classes, and everything worked except I didn't get the time I wanted for my science class. Pushes everything up a few hours. Lame! But oh well. I get to start Italian, in preparation for studying abroad there in my Junior year.

3 papers, two tests, two projects, and one monologue away from summer break. Here we come life.

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March 18th, 2008
[ mood | frustrated ]


I can't concentrate on anything because my brother is playing guitar hero. No, not playing, restarting the songs OVER AND OVER AGAIN every time he misses a note because he needs to get 100% on everything. This is ridiculous.

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February 19th, 2008
[ mood | content ]

So I realized something...

I usually come on LiveJournal everyday to read entries, mostly for something to do, and I feel like it keeps me connected to certain people I would have no information about otherwise. I enjoy it, and I figure there are others out there like me (readers but not posters). So I think I've just been posting recently to give something back, you know? Give all the other readers out there something else to read.

That's about it really. Back to studying...

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