marlysees
23 Saint Paul, MN
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My self-summary
INFJ if you're into that kinda thing
What I’m doing with my life
Originally from Seattle, I moved to St. Paul a few years back for school. I graduated in May with degrees in environmental studies and studio art. I'm currently teaching preschool, though I'm hoping to move on to a new job soon. The kids are cute & I really honestly love them but let's be real-- their tantrums are slowly sucking my life away. In addition to teaching, I'm also part-time apprenticing with my college's painting professor. I'm hoping to build a portfolio to apply to grad school for painting this year. When I'm not at preschool, I'm in the studio.
I’m really good at
I have a lot of friends due to shared interests (art, going to shows etc), but I've found that the people I actually form lasting friendships with are just down to earth, honest, goofy people. So I guess in this sense, I like to think that I'm good at making real connections with people. I like real talk, listening, and voicing my (sometimes brutally) honest advice
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
Cat's Eye // Margaret Atwood (but also just like, everything Margaret Atwood)
The World According to Garp // John Irving
The House of the Spirits // Isabel Allende
Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle // Matthew Klingle
The Shadow of the Wind // Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Movies:
Tbh I'm shit at the film world. I have a lot of friends into film, and no matter how much they try, I don't get 95% of their Wes Anderson references. That said, I guess I've seen some movies & here are some favs:
Thelma & Louise, Harold & Maude, The Royal Tenenbaums, My Neighbor Totoro, Labyrinth, Killer Klowns From Outerspace//but also like every horrible campy movie ever

Shows:
Broad City, Peaky Blinders, Parks & Rec, Arrested Development, Sherlock, Tim & Eric, Twin Peaks, Game of Thrones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Freaks and Geeks, Dr. Who, Seinfeld, Torchwood, United States of Tara, Transparent, Sabrina the Teenage Witch (but srsly tho has there been a kids show this good since?), Red Oaks

Music:
Blood Orange, The Gooch Palms, Avi Buffalo, Ice Cream Cathedral, How To Dress Well, Tame Impala, Communions, YAST, Magic Kids, Baths, Dent May, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Naomi Punk, Parquet Courts, Rhye, Dråpe, Pure X, Blaue Blume, Cocteau Twins, Tim Hecker, Croatian Amor, Girls Names, Samaris, Broadcast, Oyama, El Ten Eleven, etc

lastfm~ http://www.last.fm/user/marlysees (though this isn't accurate at all anymore bc apparently Spotify hasn't been scrobbling for months oops also ya gross spotify O.K.)

Food:
ya ok i guess i'm a chocolate fan

But real talk, since I've graduated I've actually had more time to cook & bake & gotten way into it. After spending most of my life hating spending any time at all in the kitchen, I will now legitimately spend hours every week in there.
The six things I could never do without
1. music// main thing I do in my free time is listen to+look up new music, & when I go out, 75% of the time it's to a show
2. friends hehe
3. art// painting is a thing I do + I'm also down to wander endlessly around an art museum
4. myers-briggs// I'm great at reading people, & probably I will psycho-analyze you; it probably wont even be conscious /sorry in advance
5. ~the great outdoors~// I'm from Seattle, so I grew up hiking around the surrounding mountains. Also I run pretty much everyday so that's a thing I guess? Ran my first half marathon just this past summer! Also, though I don't currently have skis, I'm a big fan of x country skiing
6. Writing// In third grade I told my parents I was going to be "an author," with my back up plan to be "a singer" or a "violinist"--clearly even then I knew I was destined to make big bucks $$$. Although maybe no longer my career path, I still love to read & think it'd be pretty sweet, though maybe impossible, to get a book published someday.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Climate change, and how I can live my life, and encourage others to live their lives, in a way that most effectively combats it. It scares me that because climate change is disproportionately affecting people in the global south, a lot of the global north couldn't give a damn about the issue. Seriously, why isn't everyone freaking out more & doing something about this?
On a typical Friday night I am
I used to go out every weekend + weekdays to shows, but now that I'm teaching preschool I don't always have the energy~another reason I'm looking for a new job. Hopefully soon I'll have a new job figured out and actually see real adult humans & be back at my regular social life tho
You should message me if
you want to grab coffee, a beer, hit up a show sometime, or go check out some art
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