Just the Tip: Loneliness and Hillternshipz

Dear Shay,

I’ve been feeling the summer blues. I miss my friends and my bestie is leaving for abroad. Also, I think I’m working way too hard. Halp plz!

All-bi Mysalf

Hey All-bi Mysalf,

I’m really sorry to hear you’ve got the blues. But, you’ve really got to stop letting your non-issues (for almost everyone else) turn into something even marginally substantive–or else, you aren’t gonna have a fun semester! Even though your bestie is leaving for study abroad, I’ve heard there are plenty of online resources available for you to keep in touch with him/her. Even then, I strongly recommend being sociable and trying to “meet new people.” Of course, if you’re a shell of a human being and incapable of relating to anyone else, you could also try picking up a book! Open your mind to the wonders of a normal life with the sweet, healing literary nectar of authors like Flannery O’Connor and James Joyce–one can find a lot of enjoyment in solitary confinement with page turners from the likes of these other completely normal people! In terms of your working too hard: slow down, kid!! You’ve got your whole life ahead of you. Here’s what you might do for a little bit of perspective. Try stepping out of your new pair of expensive Nine West’s– for a pair of the rest of the hard-working and impoverished world’s non-shoe, basically horribly cut up and leathered soles! Soon enough, you’ll realize you’ve got it pretty good.




Dear Shayna,

I can’t decide whether to apply for this fall capitol hillternship. Should I sell my soul to the unpaid govt gods or get a real job?


Hola Go-or-no,

I’m not one for cliches, but in this situation, I’ve got to tell ya: follow your heart. Only a strong, blood pumping organ can make such an important decision like this! In fact, if I were to listen to my own coraçaozinho, I’d probably try to do both. I think it’s possible for you to try and get a part-time job, at least, in addition to the hillternship. That way, you’ll get the practical experience you need for a job in the future, with some extra dough to spend on the little free time you’ll have! Just remember, you gotta have fun.

The Shalinator

One Comment on “Just the Tip: Loneliness and Hillternshipz

  1. R.I.P. Vox and the Georgetown Voice. Long live the Georgetown Sports and Movies Review?

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