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I'm Jill, a 23 year-old stage manager tackling the city that never sleeps, but I left my heart in Italy. Currently pursuing my MFA in Stage Management.

I am a/an: theatre nerd, feminist, Potterhead, Whovian, Gleek, Gemini, student, Tribute, writer, Slytherin, and dreamer.

I love coffee, Emma Watson, Jesus, chinchillas, Pitch Perfect, quirky office supplies, Percy Weasley, good books, meaningful art, thrift stores, musicals, Clémence Poésy, cover songs, The Big Bang Theory, Chris Rankin, Fleur Delacour, opera, puppies, late nights with good friends, Criminal Minds, Naya Rivera, PostSecret, equality, Grey's Anatomy, Neil Patrick Harris, the smell of new books, Karen Gillian, campfires, Disney, ink-stained fingers, Marcus Flint, Rebel Wilson, Skins, Princess Tiana, mixed drinks, Oliver Wood, Once Upon A Time, the smell of old books, How I Met Your Mother, and intelligent people.

I believe that anything can be accomplished through hard work, that true love does exist, that God don't make no trash, that it's better to do the right thing and be hated than to sit idly by, and that caffeine is a miracle drug.
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when books make you cry like fuck you book you’re a stack of paper

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Bored onboard means selfies.

The hoarder in me hurts. I just recycled ten years worth of stage manager books that I’d been filing. 

Emma Watson at “Noah” Madrid Premiere on March, 17

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  • Parker: what is "Bunny land?"
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Hi there! So I am a current junior in college and am looking at grad schools for stage management and was wondering if I could ask for your advice on a few things? Such as: did you go right from undergrad to grad? How much professional experience did you having going into grad school? And other things like that. I only found your tumblr because I am really interested in Columbia's program. Let me know! Thanks!
promptsidestory promptsidestory Said:


So, I went to Grad school straight out of undergrad. I had a handful of professional experience under my belt and a LOT of educational. However, there are people in my program who had only done three shows prior to starting at CU. 

It’s about presentation and WHY you want to go to graduate school. 

Columbia is great because of its location and who the professors are. 
However, I was also a huge fan of CCM. 

I hope I helped. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask.

My darling, you are allowed to fail without being a failure. You are allowed to make mistakes without becoming one. More opportunities will present themselves, you will find hope again.
I’m just gonna bullshit it.

my life motto for the past 20 years (via beyleesis)

What’s funny is that I just sent my first thesis draft and this was the first thing on my dashboard. I’m dying.

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'tsundoku' - the Japanese word for buying books & not reading them, leaving them to pile up.


do you think magical people have cures for chronic illnesses or do you think they just have better coping mechanisms cuz i don’t remember reading about any disabled people at Hogwarts

if u r magical plz contact me about this matter immediately 

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A girl in my Sociology class turns around during a class activity on goals to start a conversation with me. Her opening line is: ‘I want to get married.’ I nod and smile. She does not ask me my goals, just continues telling me the sort of guy she’d like to be with and how many kids she’d like. Thoughtfully, she adds, ‘My mom told me to meet someone and marry them. You don’t wanna date around because you wanna be fresh for the guy and not a….you know what.’

My cousin’s Facebook ‘About Me’ lists things she would like in a man. There is nothing about her or the things she does, only qualities she finds attractive. ‘Looking for someone who can play the guitar and cook a great dinner,’ she wrote. I can hear her bubbly, singsong voice while reading it. She is thirteen years old and has told me that girls ‘oughta only kiss their husbands and that’s it.’ When I ask her what she wants to be when she’s older she says, ‘Married.’

My male friend tells me that he has no problem with what girls do, but that he would not date a girl who’s ‘been around’ because she’d be ‘dirty.’ I wonder if each time someone touches you, a part of you is soiled. If there are piles of dirt in the spaces where others’ fingers once rested. In the shower, I try to scrub the smell of dirt from myself, but come out, still polluted, with red scratch marks all over me.

Being called a ‘you know what’ taught me some things: that I do not want to be touched by somebody who will judge my past. That I am not a tally book, with others’ names burned into me. If you have to label me as something, let it be a human being.

A “You Know What” | Lora Mathis 
A middle finger to slut shaming.  (via soggypoetry)

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Adam One used to say, If you can’t stop the waves, go sailing. Or else, What can’t be mended may still be tended. Or else, Without the light, no chance; without the dark, no dance. Which meant that even bad things did some good because they were a challenge and you didn’t always know what good effects they might have. Not that the Gardeners ever did any dancing, as such.
Margaret Atwood, The Year of the Flood