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Hey Folks! It seems that the summer is winding down, and I can't lie--I'm pretty stoked to get back to Duke, the Center, Our Lives Discussion Groups (what do yall want to talk about?), regularly scheduled blog content, meeting the class of 2015, nights out at Vespa/The Station/Legends (and Shooters?), Women's Housing, working for the women's basketball team, and so much more!
I hope everyone has enjoyed all of their summertime adventures as much as I have.
See you soon. Until then, keep writing in, commenting and reading!
i can't figure out if i have a crush on this girl or not. i thought i had these things all figured out--cool people were cool and that was that. i know that i don't have sexual feelings for her, at least not the way that i feel for the guy i'm currently hooking up with. but i can't deny that i'm pretty intensely emotionally attracted to her. and i guess none of this matters because 1) we worked together this summer and the summer is just about over. 2) i'm sort of exclusively hooking up with this guy. and 3) i feel confident that she doesn't reciprocate the feelings/isn't at all interested in being with another woman. but it still complicates everything i thought i had figured out. i wish these things would match up. for basically the first time in my life, i'm physically/sexually attracted to someone (a guy). but i have no inkling of emotional attraction to him. in fact, i don't even have the desire/need to be friends with him. i'm surprised by this, but i'm quite happy meeting after it's dark to canoodle. and then there's this girl who i'm pretty enamored by, but I don't feel those things for her physically, even though I wish i did.
Please remember that there are a number of resources available on campus and in the local community. These resources are available over summer, too! If you or a friend are experiencing thoughts or urges to harm yourself or somebody else, please reach out to the following resources: In an emergency, please don't hesitate to call CAPS at any time, including "after hours" at (919) 966-3820. Ask to speak to the advice nurse and tell them you are a Duke student. You may also call the Trevor Project, a national hotline specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning youth (college students included). Their number is 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386).