I’m Alive?

Hello friendly followers and newcomers,

I thought I’d give a little update on my life since i’ve been completely MIA for weeks. First of all, I’ve been thinking of tons of new posts that I will have coming up that I am so excited about.. SO STAY TUNED. Secondly, I have been neglecting this precious page because of college. The last few weeks were insane but now the semester has finally come to a close and I am ready to enjoy the summer. I will be posting so MUCH because summer is my time to shine.

I am in the process of planning a summer road trip to Tybee Island, Georgia.. and honestly it’s harder than it sounds trying to get 4 college students with low-paying jobs to have a decent getaway. If it all comes together expect several posts about the trip (which should happen towards the end of July).

Also, something exciting happened a few days ago. My boyfriend got a NEW PUPPY. It’s a baby black lab and it’s the cutest damn thing to ever walk this earth. Her name is Daisy and I’m obsessed with her.

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So those are the new cool things happening in my life.

Sorry for abandoning you all,

XOXO EMILY.

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Do I Attract Creeps (and other concerns from being in the city)?

Just a typical Monday and I survived my long morning commute to Chicago via train. The music in my earphones drowned out the chatter of people arguing with the conductors about why they don’t have a ticket (this happens every time).

I grabbed a black coffee to wake me up from the corner bakery outside Union Station as I waited for my Uber. My first uber cancelled on me (I couldn’t believe it) and I was eventually picked up by Jayc, my very kind driver. He was concerned about my drop off point saying “we gon’ get jumped over there”.

I finished my slow, dragging class and went into my usual panera to sit, not eat, and use their Wifi: The joys of being a part of the technological generation. I was approached at my quiet little table by a boy who asked to sit with me. I passively agreed and looked back at my tablet… But then, of course, he wanted to talk.

I guess I can’t accept friendliness as friendliness in a world where a guy talking to a girl often ends in them asking for your number. He wanted to know everything about my college experience. I just wanted to bask in my loneliness. ¬†Does this make me a cold-hearted wench? I’m not sure.

Additionally, during my panera trip, a homeless man quietly ventured through the restaurant asking for money and food. I have neither so I did the traditional bitchy Chicago thing and ignored him.

During my last year, when I used to actually live downtown, I was involved in some sketchy situations. I was an innocent bystander in a 7/11 hold up. I had a presumably mentally ill man whisper in my ear “y’all gon die” referring to my friend and I; not the most comforting message at 3 am on the CTA. I had a “rapper” come up to my roommate Taylor and I offering us some Patron. I had an insane boy try to kill me because I didn’t want to date him (after one day of meeting him).

Each day downtown provides you with some incredibly interesting stories. There is always something happening and there’s nothing better than fearing for your life sometimes, right?¬†