Archive for Montclair

A “Good Surprise”

Posted in Friends, Out of Town with tags , , , , , , on February 7, 2010 by Jeremy

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Whatever you think, this is the last thing I want you to do to me.

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Friendship on Ice

Posted in Friends, Out of Town with tags , , , on January 2, 2010 by Jeremy

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First time ice skating in two or three years.  Since we haven’t hung out in so long, Sarah invited me and a bunch of other friends to go.  We all had fun playing tag and holding each other’s hands and stuff.

I’m glad that I got to hang out with Sarah again.  It’s really been a while.  We used to be really good friends when we were in middle school and when I became a freshman.  Then, for two years, we didn’t see each other much.  Now that we have a class together, we can sort of get back to how it was before!

I think one of my biggest problems is that I tend to be afraid to step out of my comfort zone.  I think too much of the consequences.  For a more concrete example, I was too afraid to try and do tricks while ice skating.  I was just afraid to fall.  It’s pretty dumb.  I mean, falling isn’t really that painful, so a fall or two isn’t a big deal.  So, I shouldn’t be that afraid, but I am.

At the Brink

Posted in College, Friends, Out of Town, School with tags , , , , on September 23, 2009 by Jeremy
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The demands of my life right now are overwhelming.  It feels like everywhere I turn, I am faced with a new concern.  I’m not entirely sure if this accumulation of worries is because of my own negligence in taking care of them or because many things really are coming my way.

Either way, I feel burdened, almost ready to collapse.  It was a dumb idea to deviate from my plans today to complete some more school work by hanging out with some friends.  It was the first time my dad decided to not use the car to go to work, leaving it to me for the entire day.  Some of my friends wanted to go out of town since we did have a car today, so I complied with their wish.  I should’ve just stayed home though.  I could’ve caught up with some work or at least on some sleep.

Now as I write this, I think about how this isn’t even the hardest part.  I’m still in high school, and college is going to be even more demanding.  If I want to be at least at the brink of survival, I need to change my work ethic.

School.  Home.  Montclair.  Subway.  Home.  Homework.  School Club Affairs.  College Work.  Social Concerns.

At Seventeen…

Posted in Friends, Out of Town, Summer Vacation with tags , , , , on July 31, 2009 by Jeremy
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I learned the truth at seventeen
That love was meant for beauty queens
And high school girls with clear-skinned smiles
Who married young and then retired

That valentines I never knew
The Friday night charades of youth
Were spent on one more beautiful
At seventeen I learned the truth…

– “At Seventeen,” by Janis Ian

Don’t worry, Kelly.  Your year of being 17 will be awesome.  We’ll make sure!

I wish I had known earlier how important being 17 is.

Rise From the Murkiness

Posted in Friends, Out of Town with tags , , , , on June 17, 2009 by Jeremy
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I initially chose this photograph because I thought it was pretty.  Then, I realized that it probably does not have anything to do with my day, which prompted me to create a connection:

The bright green colors of the leaves contrast with the murkiness of the water in the background, giving the impression of clarity rising up from the confusion and…

Um, yea.  Montclair is amazing.