Shailene Woodley wrote about John Green for Time’s “The 100 Most Influential People,” 2014 [link].
1. I am so thrilled to have been named to the 2014 TIME 100. Shai’s essay is so kind and generous. That sentence about planets and moons is a lovely goal for us all to reach toward. Now, that said, I’m no prophet. I’m a guy who not too long ago tried to wax his chin.
2. Do I really look like that illustration?
I visited Amsterdam recently and took a little TFIOS tour! I started at the library where John wrote some of the book and then went on a hunt to find the places in the book and got to meet another Nerdfighter in the process!
When I go to Amsterdam, I’ll be doing this.
When you know they’re not going to text back
The wheels take impact and stress off your legs, and the position helps your spine, but you’re still doing running motions instead of biking motions, so your legs are getting a good workout, and you can go for longer
nerdy shit aside, iamgine how sick it must be to just let those feet fly into the air and do superman poses down a highway
Anonymous asked: What do you miss most about your prepremed life(like before college)?
The free time. Definitely.
Even though I worked two jobs for most of undergrad- and once I started the pre-med route after sophomore year I took 18+ hours a semester in the spring and fall, maxed out the allowed summer credits two years in a row, and kept my art degree/ Honors classes on top of all that- I still had so much more free time.
Now, I don’t yearn to re-live my college girl days (you know, all the bad decisions that are now funny stories), because I am very happy settled down, but I miss the freedom. I miss being able to be spontaneous. I miss reading for pleasure. I miss sitting on the porch and talking into the wee hours of the morning, or shutting the bars down (4am round these parts) with my posse of amazing friends. I miss not feeling rushed… I don’t even remember what that feels like anymore. I miss creating things. I miss having something other than med school to talk about when people ask me what’s going on in my life. I miss watching movies. I miss not having to set an alarm some days. I miss long afternoon naps. I miss feeling like time was this golden syrupy substance that I had gobs and gobs of.
Now, in spite of all this, I wouldn’t say that I regret going to medical school. Med school is just an alternate universe and it’s wonderful in its own way. But to everyone reading this who is in high school or college: enjoy yourself. Savor your freedom like the beautiful blip in your life that it is. You can’t go back.