case in point. what have i done lately at 2am?
(one) painted my nails, alone, in the kitchen with only the overhead light on. hot chocolate in one hand, nail brush in the other. the best thing about painting your nails in the middle of the night is that you don't run the risk of a full day's worth of activity to ruin them. you know, opening the car door and smudging your nails, zipping up your jeans after using the bathroom, cooking, putting your hair in a ponytail, taking notes in class, ect. ect. seriously, you should try it. of course, then you have to sleep on your wet nails, but with the right top coat it's absolutely the most genius idea i've ever had. and that's saying something (let's recall when i realized a 3/4" curling iron is the best for optimizing curls to last a full two days, which as i explain to people, is actually a result of my laziness and refusal to wash my hair every single day anymore).
(two) cracked open up my "642 things to write about" and "elements of style" books that i got from christmas (jasmine is THE best and knows me so, so well!) and actually read about writing. and practiced. and read more about it. is writing in the middle of the night totally a cliche? let me tell you, it's not as glamorous and "writer-esque" as you might be imagining. unless sitting in your bra and underwear at your grandma's desk with two day unwashed hair piled into an unbrushed bun eating sugar cookies mindlessly so that the crumbs collect in the scarf that you are also wearing because otherwise you get chilly in the nuddy pants. now, there's a picture.
(three) listened to the mix cd's my friends have given me that have sat on my desk at school begging me to spend a sole hour to absorb lyrics and melodies i've never heard. i mean, these things take concentration! easily, 2am is the best time to do just that: lay in bed alone and listen to new music because there's no going to sleep before 3:30am anyways this week.
(four) bought presents online for all the people i needed to. THEY ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD. i love giving presents especially when they are specific to a single person and i can imagine the look on their face when they open it. i might have procrastinated this year but it will be well worth it for those people on the receiving end.
(five) unregistered for every science related class i was registered for next semester and re-registered for only english major requirements. wait, what did maggie just say? did she just say she's taking english classes only? no science? WAIT WHAT? yes, i guess this blog post is a long winded way of me trying not to make a big deal out of the fact that i did it. i'm not a science major anymore. at first, i had an anxiety attack but it was 3am and no one was awake to listen to me freak out, but it didn't last long. it didn't last long at all. in fact, what seemed important enough for its own blog post and huge announcement to everyone i knew wasn't anymore. i got over it in mere minutes. and now i'm only excited. terrified, absolutely, but thrilled. for too long i was shoving myself in a horrible cage of things i wasn't passionate about and i can't even explain to myself why i was doing that. it wasn't for anyone or any good reason. I DID IT! my future feels entirely open now and it's putting the biggest smile on my face.