Detox Tea Talk: February 2018

A detox tea is a tea that, you know, detoxifies. A tea talk is normally a video where the speaker discusses whatever is on their mind. This is a detox tea talk, where I talk about what's been on my mind lately and try to sort it all together.  This may or may not be a monthly thing. We'll see. 

February is one of those months that never seems to fit with the others for me. There are good things, like my brother's birthday, but most of the time I spend the 28 (or 29) days waiting impatiently for March to roll around. This month has been pretty similar so far, with most of my attention being put on essays, classes, and the few birthdays that happened in my family and at school. 

Right now I'm sitting in my school's gazebo, sipping tea that I bought from the senior snack room. There's something about this gazebo that I've always loved, even from the first time I set foot on this campus. I could listen to music, but right now there are birds and cars driving by, and I really like the sounds that are already provided. This gazebo has been the place I go to when I don't have anywhere else to be. I spent the first semester of my junior year in here, reading, eating lunch, and trying my hardest to let people know that I was here, wanting to be friends with any and all of you. When I think of my school, I think of the gazebo. I actually wrote a poem about it a while back, but I'm not sure what I'll do with it, yet. 

Anyways, this week has been a weird one. I watched a couple basketball games, wrote many essays, and generally went through the week waiting for the long weekend that's coming up in a few hours (I'm writing this on a Friday). 

Writing this has been strange. Since it's very stream of consiousness, if I put it down and then go back to it, I'm in a completely different headspace than I was originally. In case you were wondering, I never write these posts in one sitting. Usually it takes about a week, though occasionally it'll take as little time as 45 minutes or as much as two and a half weeks. I also usually write all the posts a couple weeks in advance, sometimes even an entire month. To give you an idea, I have two posts for next month that are totally finished and edited, but this goes up tomorrow and I'm still typing on my floor while waiting for laundry to be done. 

But back to where this whole thing started, this month has been a mixture of a happy moments and monotony, which isn't always a bad thing but right now I'm craving spontenaity. I have from March to the middle of July pretty figured out, and every one of those months includes trips (school and otherwise), really good people, and memories that I can't wait to make. Right now I'm trying to find ways to enjoy the rest of February, all eleven days that are left. Talk to you then,

~ Claira