7 Quick Takes – Vol. 2


*This is a day early since I’ll be out of town.

— 1 —

This week I’ll be in North Dakota for a mission trip! I’ve never been on one before, and am looking forward to the experience. We’ll be doing service projects, working with kids, and other stuff all on an Indian Reservation. Stories to come!

— 2 —

This past week was ridiculously stressful. But I can’t really blame anyone because it was my own darn fault for putting things off and not asking for help with a paper soon enough. I was not given clear instructions and was basically left with several empty pages to fill and nothing to put on them (it was a business paper too). I had kind of forgotten how terrible it is to be so stressed out because I hadn’t done that for a long time. Let’s just say it’s not happening again any time soon.

— 3 —

Does anyone know how to properly clean an area rug? I have a thin-ish rug on top of my tile floor that’s gotten a bit dirty, but don’t know how you’re supposed to clean it…

— 4 —

On my trip to and from North Dakota, I’ll be soaking up these two books.


I started the book on joy on the way back from the March for Life last month. It’s a really beautiful look at joy as a theological virtue and a response to following God’s will. I’m not done yet, but would highly recommend it so far. On that trip, I also read Abandoned. It was quite an eye-opening book which I’ll be writing a review on soon. I’m so glad to have re-found my love of reading.

— 5 —

Benedictine had a beautiful Mass in honor of Pope Emeritus Benedict (is that what we’re supposed to call him now?) right before his resignation. The bells tolled for 10 minutes straight at 1pm CST as his resignation went into effect. As I ran to class from Mass, I thought it was neat to be part of such an important moment in history. Here’s a video of BC’s tribute.

— 6 —

I’m not a huge Taylor Swift fan (seriously, the girl needs some coaching on emotional chastity), but thought this video was hilarious. It was going around Facebook and I figured I should see what people are cracking up about. Haha! Who in the world thinks up things like this?

— 7 —

I didn’t get the RA job I mentioned last week, but take it as an indication that I’m meant to dedicate that time to the pro-life club on campus. I have big ideas and tons of energy I plan to devote to stirring up pro-lifers on campus 🙂

And now, after a very long week, I bid thee farewell.

Far better is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much, nor suffer much, for they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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