It really, really bothers me when I run into old friends from high school, and stop to chat for a moment to catch up, and they say something like this:
"Hey what have you been up to? What school are you going to?"
Like they assume me telling them that I attend the University of Washington is any sort of indicator of "what I have been up to."
Yes, I take classes at UW. Yes I am a junior and a CHID major and live in the U District. Yes, I am admittedly a "Husky" and the places where I live and shop and learn are decorated in purple and gold.
But what I have been UP to? That bit of information is so far down on the list of things I would say I have been up to.
But how would a random person I used to know in high school understand if I told them I have released 2 albums, traveled to play shows all over the country, broadcast videos to an audience of 20,000 on YouTube, and am dating a boy who lives in another country?
They wouldn't. So I don't.
I told the aforementioned friend that I am a CHID major at UW and I spend a lot of time on YouTube. She probably thinks I watch videos of kittens or something. Sigh.
18 hours ago