A Little About Me
Thanks for following my blog! To tell you a bit about myself, my name is Alexandra. I have a few addictions which will probably become apparent. These include political issues, the news, and cooking/growing food. Tea is included in the food category as well. I wake up in the morning, listen to and read the news (at the same time sometimes), go to school to study political science, and then come home and cook huge, tasty dinners (which I also consider political because I am one of those overly-aware-of-everything-I-buy people). In between this routine, I work at a radio station part-time. The thing I enjoy most about my work is talking to people. I live my life somewhat like a sponge. I absorb everything, learning everywhere I go and from the people that I meet and talk to. My degree has fueled much of this desire to learn as I have come to realize how massive, how different and how fluid human beings and the world are. And that, is really exciting.
Despite my training throughout university to look at the world and all of its complexities, I have a tattoo on my back of the word ‘Simplicity’. Happiness has perplexed me occasionally, and I have arrived at the conclusion that happiness comes from within. It is not a measurement of whether we are living ideal lives, but an expression of who we are as people. For example, picking fresh herbs is something that brings me happiness. Or making a fresh cup of watermelon-ginger juice in the summer, which you can do by putting watermelon and freshly grated ginger in a blender. It’s the simple, everyday things which create happiness in my life. But the wide world is out there waiting, and I won’t spend every day talking about the rosemary I got from the tree down the street. This blog is another way I am attempting to engage with the world, learn new things from others, and also explore all the buzzing thoughts that are in my head as I begin my journey as a university student emerging from five years of reading, thinking, and writing, reading, thinking, and writing. Now I can do that without paying money and worrying about getting a measly B!
I hope you enjoy my ventures in random, interesting things!