Got a torta roll from a food truck (REAL MEXICAN FOOD. THANK GOD.)
Helped an incoming student find the bookstore
Helped another incoming student find where to eat, and the dorms
Helped table for the Nerdfighters of Berkeley, handed out flyers
Talked with an incoming student from San Diego and her family
Helped/led around two AWESOME MOMS. They were still deciding where to go but we talked and walked around for almost an hour, I gave them lots of advice, and even took them to the dorms to see the view of the Golden Gate Bridge!
I just…really like being a helpful person. Nothing makes me happier than helping others. I got lots of hugs today. A lot of the parents I helped said that I was a really good person. One mom even said that I’m “living up to Amelia Earhart’s name - being spunky, independent, and energetic”. I got hugs from the last two moms, also. I think I should be a tour guide for Berkeley or something.
Also, the day’s not even over yet! Gonna pick up Siz in a little under an hour and head to the free concert.
I’m laughing so hard because I’m imagining Fantasmic, but with Shrek
Every character in the show is Shrek
All the princesses are Shrek
Dragon Maleficent at the end is a giant glitchy source filmmaker Shrek
can i just talk about how important the latest my little pony episode was to me
it was talking about non-traditional methods of learning, and thinking that you aren’t smart because you don’t learn the same way as others, and finding your own way to absorb information and study
it’s whole message was that everyone learns differently and people need to be respectful of those who are non-neurotypical, and that they ARE smart, they just do things in a way that makes more sense to them
i almost cried a little out of joy?
to see that message broadcast on a children’s cartoon was so validating. kids will look at it and realize that they aren’t “dumb”, they just learn differently from others.
I’ve lived with severe ADHD for my entire life, and being able to not only relate to a character going through the same thing, but knowing that others are getting this message and having it explained in an easy-to-understand way is just…amazing
a lot of teachers when i was younger didn’t “get” me, and being able to get all my work done was an extremely hard task, since i didn’t know how else to do things besides how i was instructed
i really hope not only kids, but teachers and parents will come away from this episode with a new look on people who are not neurotypical, and help them find their own ways of learning to help them succeed.