dance, dance

it’s finals week, and we’re falling apart to half time.

when i started writing this post, i was in the dining hall and dance dance came on. it was a wednesday and i was thinking about whether skipping class then was a worthwhile endeavor. i got almost all of my french studying done, so i’m going to say it was worth it.

i’ve been feeling as though i’ve been dancing on a weird plane for the last two weekends. today’s saturday, and a week ago i was dancing in boston with friends who make music to dance to. yesterday, i was dancing to the tune of becoming a manager and to the good people around me. in short, i have done so much dancing in the last two weeks that i should have fallen apart, but i’m still here!

the first snowfall of the season did something to me. i don’t know if it’s because i’d never seen snow like that before or because magic is real or both, but the snow was so so purifying. i can’t describe it except by saying that i feel ready. i’m ready now.

i’m ready to feel good things, and the next month will be a whirlwind, but i’m ready. i’m ready for four finals and to dance and to manage a band and to have heart eyes for boys and to plan for england — i’m ready.

okay universe, i’m ready.

love and light,
shalom xo

Dashing Through The Snow Tag | Blogmas Day 19!



  • Thank the curator
  • Tag 5 other people to spread the Christmas joy
  • Have fun!

Thank you to the magical Sydney who tagged me in this except not really! I’m tagging Maxine, Em, Guilia, Maddy and Kaila!

Name a book you would like to see under your Christmas tree

To be perfectly honest with you all, I haven’t done nearly enough reading as I wanted to this year.I think my foreshadowing was correct. Eugh. I would however love to see Emma by Jane Austen? Also, The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir?

 A book you’ll be reading during the holiday season!

BEING AND NOTHINGNESS BY JEAN PAUL SARTRE BECAUSE I AM A PHILOSOPHY NERD. I’ve also got my hands on a copy of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, with some of the original illustrations, and I love it.

Favorite Christmas movie?

I actually don’t watch that many Christmas films! (Do I get my festivity card revoked now?) I do, however, watch Love Actually almost every year, without fail (and giggle at the “massage them” part. I was seven when I first saw it, okay? I blame it on nostalgia.).

Do you like snow?

I’ve never seen snow (that I can actively recall)! It snowed in 2007 in South Africa, but I was in Nigeria at the time, so I missed it. I did see snow when I was a tiny tot in America, but I can’t remember that. I do like snow, though. I love the cold more than anything else (I’m looking at you summer, you awful season you) and I hope that when I do see snow, I will like it.

Name a character you would like to spend your Christmas day with

MMMM tough one. I’m going to break this up into a character from a show and one from a book – TV Show Webseries wise, I’d say the gang from Carmilla (without the crazy demon time and all that), and in terms of books, I’d say The Golden Trio from Harry Potter in the Great Hall. I just feel like nothing really says Christmas like MAGIGALLY APPEARING FOOD does.

To give or receive?

Can I say both? Giving, for me. I like wrapping gifts and making people excited and hearing “oh this is exactly what I wanted!”. I really like giving. I wish I wasn’t so broke all the time.

What fictional place would you like to spend Christmas at?

Hogwarts. Hogwarts, or The Burrow, or a snowy version of London. A snowy somewhere.

Fondest Christmas memory?

I haven’t really got one! But last year, my family and I did a secret santa gift exchange for the first time, and everyone got really festive, and the asshole bit of my family wasn’t present (haha, present) and it was really a lovely time.

Can you say Christmas tree ten times fast, while pronouncing it correctly?

No. I said “shitmas free” twice. I’m not trying this again.


love and light,