Good morning, friends. I woke up with a single goal on my mind: to apply early decision to UCLA’s autism clinic. Today was the first day that the portal opened. Apart from a hiccup with our home printer (“you have ONE job!” I told it jokingly, when even my mom couldn’t get it to work), this was done successfully.
I had to create a list of the assessments I’ve done on patients so far and felt triumphant because I’ve done at least 30 different ones at this point. My materials were mostly in by 10 am. I hurried out of the house to meet up with my friend by 10:30.
It was my first day of vacation from school, so I decided to celebrate by going thrifting with my friend. We originally met through Instagram. I saw her account and absolutely loved her style. I DMed her and asked if she’d like to go thrifting together, and the rest was history.
I ended up somehow getting lost on the way to this thrift store. Nevertheless, we successfully met up in the end.
I saw that she was wearing a wig, which many religious girls do when married. I thought she looked lovely, but different, which sparked an internal question: would I like to cover my own hair when I get married? Honestly, I’m leaning toward no. I like my hair way too much. The reality is that over the past few years, I’ve slowly gotten less religious. While I do mostly keep the Sabbath, I notice that I don’t pray unless something is going really right or really wrong. My difference in religion is apparent when I shop with this friend, because I often go for shorter skirts. We had a good time catching up and she suggested meeting up for coffee or lunch to properly bring each other up to date.
By popular demand (just kidding, absolutely no one requested this), here is my thrift haul.
I drove home and finished submitting my application. I did a few chores as well (made and burnt some chicken, oops). It was a really lovely break from school. I had trouble rationalizing my lack of productivity, but then I told myself, “you know what? It’s your first day off of school, you have the right to just enjoy it.”
See you guys tomorrow for day 3 of Blognukkah!