Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Bathroom Chronicles: Volume 1



    Although I've never quite understood why people feel the need to ponder life's bigger questions on the wall of a bathroom stall (I mean, why not start a blog?), and, furthermore, I don't think that I will ever be able to get my head around why people feel the need to comment back on these alleged wall writings (What are they thinking? "Man, I sure showed that guy!"), I've found that these words can actually be quite insightful. Therefore, I will be starting a series of posts called "The Bathroom Chronicles". Now, although these posts will be titled the Bathroom Chronicles, I will take inspiration from anything that I feel fit.
That being said, here's todays inSTALLment (ba-dum-chhh) of wisdom:




   
    How true. This particular piece of restroom reading material has been popping into my mind quite a bit lately. Maybe, it's my nature, or maybe it's the fact that I am a public relations student, but regardless, there is no doubt that I have a problem saying "no". Although many times this small habit (or curse, perhaps) has lead me to help people out or try new things, every once in a while it leaves me racing from one activity to another without time to stop, think, or even breathe.

   
    But for what? Sometimes we can get so caught up in being the "go-to" that we don't leave time for ourselves. Don't get me wrong, I'll be the first person to tell you to help someone or something for a good cause, but you don't always have to be the leader, or the best, or the most involved. Try your hardest, do what you're passionate about, but live a little. Life is happening no matter if you're there to experience it or not. If you're in college, this is only the beginning of the work that is yet to come. Just be. There will always be work to do, and someday, when there isn't, you might not be in the condition to do all of the amazing and exciting things you are capable of now!


    So, stay dependable and hardworking, but don't let it consume you. Lay outside in the sun, go out with friends, sit and do nothing. You're only human after all.

"I'm in a hurry to get things done. I'm rushing, rushing 'till life's no fun. All I really gotta do is live and die but I'm in a hurry and don't know why."
-Alabama

...never underestimate the writing on the stall.


4 comments:

Sarah Maloy said...

My personal favorites are the grammar discussions going on in the bathroom stalls of Ellis (English building, of course) and Morton.

Cassie The Venomous said...

This is an AWESOME idea! The bathrooms at Ellis guarantee great material. I go into those bathrooms simply to read the walls.

Heather Farr said...

Ellis is actually where I found this one! Also, that's where I got my inspiration for this idea: )

I agree Sarah, I've seen some intense arguments over the word your/you're.

A Freebird said...

I pretty much love this post...and the fact that you quoted Alabama. Pretty pumped for the next installment.