December 4, 2020

Weekly Inspiration #14

Although my week started out terribly, several amazing things happened to lift my mood. For one, I got up to speed on Design 101B! The other pieces of good news are confidential / uncertain, so I can’t mention them, but I may be able to in the future.


More Books!

I’ve been absolutely obsessed with reading new books lately! This week, I stumbled across The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series by Maryrose Wood. There are six books in total, and I’ve read the first five already. (I can’t seem to get my hands on the last one.)

The series is about three children raised by the wolves, Alexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia, who were taken in by the wealthy Lord Ashton after he found them huddling in the bushes on his estate. The main character is the children’s governess, Miss Penelope Lumley. The first book is about Penelope’s difficulties in trying to get the children to loose some of their “wolfish habits” (such as howling Ahwooo!!), the wonderful chaos they create, and their life in Ashton Place. As the series progresses, however, intriguing plot twists occur. It seems like Penelope and the children are somehow related to each other, and Lord Ashton’s tendency to also Ahwooo! is due to a curse on his family tree, which may also be Penelope and the children’s . . . the fifth book finishes at the most awful cliffhanger ever. ?

Besides the aforementioned series, I also read Crying Laughing on Monday, plus The Secret Runners of New York the previous Saturday. I loved Crying Laughing due to its mentions of improv, which I discovered and fell in love with this semester in acting class. I’ve only done it once or twice, but so far I’ve enjoyed it immensely.


Letter to the Future

Have you ever thought about writing yourself a letter to the future? A few years ago, I found a website, FutureMe, that lets you do just that! You can choose how far into the future to send your letter, and whether or not to make it public (anonymously, of course).

I’ve written myself around 12 letters on there now, although I’ve only received two so far. I plan to write quite a few letters to myself at the end of this year; I’ll send them 1, 3, 5, and 10 years into the future.

It’s both exciting and creepy to think about what might happen to me by then. Who knows?

Life is full of highs and lows, a roller coaster journey whose next turn can never be seen. Catherine Chen

Designs of the Week



My Week in Ten Words: Depressing. Exciting. Depressing again. Exciting again. Roller coasters. Up. Down.

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November 29 – December 4, 2020