I just got done watching #LEMONADE for a second time. I don't want to write a whole piece about, but I will say this: it is beautiful. Just the leap I needed to start a free trial with Tidal. Well done, Bey.
As I sit here listening to the album, finals on the horizon and an apartment that I still haven't started preparing to move out of, I feel a mix of peace and excitement. In less than two weeks I will be done with my junior year and onto what I hope will be a fulfilling summer. The normal stress of finals hasn't crept in for me yet; maybe it's because I only have one exam this time around, or because I have so much time before I have to move out (I need to stop telling myself this), but I'm at total peace. I get to spend all summer in Atlanta with some of my best friends (who aren't locals, for the most part) without the stress of classes and club meetings. And most of my close friends are turning a certain important age this summer, which means lots of new age-appropriate activities.
This whole semester has been one long, dark tunnel. Dark because of the nights I spent glued to my laptop reading and writing essays, long because my to-do list always had at least one task on it from MLK day until now. But instead of screen lights, I'm seeing a bright, natural light at the end of the tunnel. It reminds me of lemonade.