3 things that made me happy on June 25

My first list, and also (hopefully) a daily exercise in gratitude.
  1. 1.
    Waking up to a tweet by Asma Khalid
    I've looked up to so many journalists for so long, that any kind of interaction is exciting to me. Especially because this was a response to the horrible vitriol Khalid has to deal with being Muslim and a reporter covering the election, solidarity with other women of color makes me so happy.
  2. 2.
    Going for a long walk with my mom
    I have to go back to school tomorrow. Even though I'm stressed about the second half of the summer semester (and an upcoming physics exam) it was nice to take a momentary break from it all and spend it with my mom.
  3. 3.
    The "In the Heights" soundtrack
    I've become obsessed with Hamilton, so I decided to listen to Lin-Manuel Miranda's older stuff and "In the Heights" is such an upbeat, cheery cast album. Also made me think about the immigrant experience that everyone has in common. The song "Breathe" made me cry, that's how much I identified with it.