little bear.

My name is Carly. I’m 21 years of age & just starting my last semester of my undergraduate career. I’m majoring in my life passion – linguistics – and am hoping to continue this study next year at grad school. I’m currently in the dreaded waiting period to see if I have been accepted into the five Ph.D programs I applied to.

This blog is a collection of thoughts & stories from my daily life. It is none too exciting, but serves as a memory device for a girl with a very limited memory. Comments are disabled as I find that I focus far too much on receiving comments if the option to leave one is available. That being said, I would love to hear from you if you so desire. Everyone is always welcome to e-mail me at

Cheers to the new year,
little bear.


ups & downs.

Image2013 has been testing me.

Between the rejections and the uncertainty, everyday has been a struggle. A struggle to get up and face whatever is coming my way. A struggle to believe things will all turn out alright. A struggle to believe everything happens for a reason.

I hope my dreams aren’t completely crushed this year. I was so sure of where I would be next year, but now I don’t know. I can’t believe that not getting into grad school will turn out to be a good thing, if it does happen. 

little bear.

22 before 23.

It’s a little over a month until my 22nd birthday, but I’ve decided to lay out my goals for my 22nd year of life now. 

1. Graduate magna cum laude.
2. Get into grad school.
3. Move out of the state (entirely dependent on #2)
4. Read 5 books.
5. Rid myself of most of my unneeded material possessions before moving.
6. Beat 3 video games. 
7. Take 1 second of video every day of the year.
8. Brush up on my French.
9. Road trip out west.
10. Lose 10 pounds.
11. Finish my Canadian French research.
12. Present at a conference.
13. Buy a record player.
14. Completely re-do my personal style.
15. Attend a music festival.
16. Be happier.
17. Stop biting my nails.
18. Be more considerate of others.
19. Learn how to cook one new thing.
20. Be healthier.
21. Continue drawing.
22. Celebrate my 23rd birthday happy with where I am and what I’m doing.