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true love

Chloe Gordon

I feel like all I ever blog about anymore is about my classes, but this semester my classes are above and beyond anything I ever could have imagined. I’m learning about concepts that consistently blow my mind, make me think, and make me wonder. 

One of my classes in particular has me leaving every class in this bubble of amazement at the world and everything it entails. The other day, our homework assignment was to watch the movie Her by Spike Jonze. At first I was like, “oh yes, an easy homework assignment and an excuse to escape to my room to watch a movie.” But after our class discussion regarding the film, I understood the importance of watching this movie. 

In class, we zero-ed in on the idea of true love. The idea of falling in love with your operating system seems out of reach and like an extreme idea. However, when we started talking more about it, I realized how close we are to this idea. Think about Siri for example. Do you say “please” to her subconsciously? Do you love the idea that she can give your directions without rolling her eyes? Weird, right? 

My TA commented on my assignment with this statement regarding true love and it gave me “all the feels” as the kids are saying these days. 

“Love is such an intense and individual emotion and I don't know how we can rightly say that what someone else is experiencing is not "real". That said, I believe for love to be fully actualized, to reach its highest aspirations, if you will, then it must be a shared experience.
We can't burn our fires long for no warmth, for no light. At least we shouldn’t.” 

Poetic, right? 

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19 credits

CollegeChloe Gordon

I’m back at college after a very very long winter break. Don’t get me wrong, I love a break from school, but I’m one of those people that loves learning and being around inspiring people and topics. School is where I thrive in a way.

This semester I’m taking 19 credits which is a little ridiculous and I will probably regret it once we actually start getting assignments, but for now I couldn’t be more excited. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays I’m taking my core curriculum classes (social problems, writing, and stars and galaxies). They’re cool, don’t get me wrong, but they are pretty bland. 

On the flip side, on Tuesdays and Thursdays I’m taking major based classes (concepts and creativity, branding strategies, and media, information, and technology). I can’t even begin to describe me excitement for these classes. My professors are the most inspiring people ever, in fact, my branding teacher lived in Milan for four years working on releasing Snickers. Um, hello perfection. 

I was just sitting in my classes yesterday realizing how lucky I am to be in college. This is what it’s supposed to feel like. Like I’m surrounded by people with dreams, and goals, and perspectives. Like I’m learning a ton, but also having a lot of fun. Like I’m inspired. Like I’m home.

I can’t wait to see what the future holds, but for now I’m enjoying living in the now and seeing what I can gain from all of my amazing classes, all 19 credits of them.

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