A Study In Life:

"The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice versa the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant."


A Study In Life

I chose the title for this site based on the theory that all of life is a learning experience.  So basically we go through our entire lives constantly learning and studying the way life itself works, and for everyone that experience is different.  This website is to talk about my personal study in life.  Basically its a place for me to talk about what I think, and to explain my opinions on things that I find interesting or important. 

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Facebook World

Posted by Olivia Lawrence on September 17, 2014 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

This morning I was thinking about how connected our everyday lives are to the internet nowadays. The world that we live in now is so completely intertwined with the internet that when we aren’t up to date on checking things like Facebook we miss out on the events of the people around us. With my classes and work I’m only checking Facebook briefly before I leave the apartment and when I get home in the evening, and even that is not a very infrequent timeline. I know p...

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Posted by Olivia Lawrence on December 18, 2013 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (1)

I feel like I need an outlet of sorts, but I also don't want to open up to write a post about how I'm feeling and what I'm going through.  Suffice to say that I'm not doing well, and I'd rather just post these poems to speak for me right now, because they express better what I'm simply not able at the moment:

Heavy Mask

Don’t say a word

lock it away.      

The truths you can’t face

in a box will they s...

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Greek Life

Posted by Olivia Lawrence on September 27, 2013 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

An Untraditional Student’s Greek Experience

A little basic info on me and why my Greek recruitmentexperience is different; I’m a 26 year old transfer and returning student.  I had about a 5 year gap between me droppingout of high school and getting my GED and starting at Community College.   I’m definitely what would be termed anuntraditional student.  Even though I’man older student there are a lot of aspects of the Greek system t...

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Posted by Olivia Lawrence on July 15, 2013 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I don't get around to writing posts all that often, something that I havesworn time and again to work on.  As I sit here writing this one it isreally only another way for me to procrastinate further.  What am I putting off this time?   Packing.  

I have now set a date for moving.  OnAugust 17th I’ll be on the road to Berkeley.  So with a month to get everything settled,why have I yet to pack a single thing?  Becausethe very ...

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No Looking Back, No Regrets

Posted by Olivia Lawrence on May 16, 2013 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I know I wouldn't be where I am right now in my life without making some difficult choices, and I know there are still some people who don't understand them or that don't agree with them, but my life is great because of those choices. The person that I am today, and the amazing school that I will be starting at this fall, all of that comes down to one hard decision that I made 8 years ago, and I can honestly say that my life would have never been this amazing had I done things differently. ...

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The Story of My Life

Posted by Olivia Lawrence on April 28, 2013 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (2)


My life story begins about 8 years ago.  When I was 18 years old(on my 18th birthday to be precise) I got on a plane and flew across the country and across the border, away from everything that I had known.  This decision was the jumping point that has led me to where I am today. Not many people know much about me or my past, whether it was because Iwas ashamed on some level or simply afraid of judgment I’m not sure but I’ve always wrapped myself in a c...

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I Am a Huge Geek

Posted by Olivia Lawrence on December 19, 2012 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I've been rewatching all of Firefly again over the last couple of days, and I had a theory of epic proportions.  Being equally geeky about Firefly and Doctor Who, they are both frequently on my mind.  I was contemplating the mystery of Shepard Book and how the common thought is that he had previously been an Operative.  So then I had the crazy but completely legitimate thought that if there were a Doctor Who crossover, and say the Operative runs into the Doctor after the events...

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Life is a Beautiful Struggle

Posted by Olivia Lawrence on November 26, 2012 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I didn't really have a hugely productive or profound weekend like you would expect for the Thanksgiving holiday.  I've still been in an up and down mood with the things going on at school, but today I woke up feeling different.  I've been productive and in a fairly positive mood all day.  Between that and catching up on some of my favorite blogs gave me to inspiration to make a post talking the things in my life that I am very thankful for. 

I'm thankful that I have...

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In Defense of Religion

Posted by Olivia Lawrence on November 15, 2012 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I’ve have many occasions in the last few weeks that I have heard absurd, incorrect, and offensive statements of the LDS faith, or Mormonism as it’s more commonly known. Being born and raised in the LDS church, I know the belief system of it pretty well.  I am no longer LDS, some of my previous posts make it pretty obvious that I am now Pagan.  While I did turn away from the LDS church for various reasons, and I do obviously have some issues with it, especially some ...

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Election Aftermath

Posted by Olivia Lawrence on November 15, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

This post is inspired from an article on the New York Times website discussing the reasons in which Romney lost the election.  Here is a link should you want to read it, it might make my comments a little more understandable.

Romney Blames Loss on Obama’s ‘Gifts’ to Minorities and Young Voters


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