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A Stack of Books and a Stash of Hand Sanitizer
Walking into my room, I don’t know if you could figure out that I’m a Virgo. The mess—which consists of papers, books, stationary and other office supplies— is uncharacteristic of a Virgo.
My sign, a sign that is supposed to be cleanly and organized, doesn’t show it by the state of my living quarters, unless you were to look at my bookshelves or my computer’s media folders. My books are typically found by author and genre, maybe if it is a certain edition, all of those would be paired together (leather-bound Barnes and Nobles editions need to stay together at all times).Other interesting finds in my bookshelf are18th and 19th century poetry and studies anthologies, World War II Era works, and an entire shelf dedicated to Oscar Wilde.
The same organization can also be found on the document on my computer. To easily access old papers from school, every file is divided by semester and year. The folder within the folder has all of the classes I took that semester, and if you click on one of them, you’ll find every typed document from that class. So essentially Russian Matryoshka dolls, one inside another, an endless cycle of Word documents.
My closet is color-coded and divided by short and long sleeve shirts, collegiate wear, old high school spirit wear, and so on. Take a closer looker in my drawers and you’ll notice I have a small stash of Bath and Body Works hand sanitizers. My bathroom has an arsenal of soap bars and shower gel. As a matter of fact, I have an obsession with soap that cannot be rationally explained. Friends have said things like “You really like being clean, huh?” and “You know, I’ve noticed Gretchen gives other people soap as gifts too.”
Only half-jokingly. I respond with “I like being clean, and for the people around me to be clean.”
Please wash your hands.
Yes it’s true, I’m picky and critical. I find myself huffing at small inconveniences that aren’t worth a huff. I can be a perfectionist to some extent, needing at least some control over group projects so that my GPA isn’t tarnished. I get some sort of satisfaction from writing all of my awards and honors when writing a resume, but find it incredibly awkward to talk about them because it seems too braggy. Unless scholarship money is involved, then you’ll get a large list.
When I worked at a music store, I was in charge of teaching and general office work. Perhaps it is redundant to say that many musicians tend to be messy because they’re always off doing something (admittedly) better like playing instruments and not letting messes hinder their flow.
“You’re very particular about things, aren’t you?” I would be asked as I rearranged papers, furniture, and . Well, yes. I don’t enjoy office anarchy, constantly switching schedules, not knowing well in advance my plans for the day. Every week the schedule would change, or something else had to be added in or switched around in the system, or someone didn’t re-alphabetize the folders after pulling them out, after I had spent hours ensuring that all of the folders in the right order. Not to mention the time I came in to see a gaping hole in the drywall from a sledgehammer, the dust and drywall chunks scattered across the floor as part of a room expansion project. All I could think of was anarchy, pure anarchy.
As for personal relationships, I’ve found that my closest friends are water signs. My friend of 10 years is a Cancer, and other close friends have been Cancers, Scorpios, Pisces, Leos and the other earth signs. Some of my friends are more spontaneous than I am, which sometimes leads to random hangouts. Sometimes I’d see them together I felt hurt and confused as to why I wasn’t invited.
“You really hate last minute plans so I figured you wouldn’t want to go.” said Sarah, the Cancer friend of 10 years. She came to the conclusion after multiple rejection to hang out later at night with not much warning, which is how she functions. Sometimes I suck it up, and end up having fun, and I am trying to recover from being a wet blanket.
As for romantic relationships, I have dated both extremes: A Taurus, a sign that is supposedly my perfect match, and a Gemini, a sign that is said when paired with Virgos, is romantically doomed. The Taurus detested clutter, something as a Virgo I should have been happy about, but wasn’t. At all.
“Um, yeah, it is a mess.” he said, peering into my room one day. He scanned it, probably trying to figure out what to throw out if we ever had more permanent relationship plans. He was much more concerned with outward appearance—especially weight—than I was. Sure, I look up new health crazes and try to fit in exercise and healthy food when I can, but being told apples have too many carbs in them crossed the line. His stubbornness irked me, and he would get angry about my nagging and criticism. Laughably, Taurus men are supposed to be my soulmates. By the way it ended, that theory was a bust.
The next one was a Gemini. Geminis are ruled by the same planet as Virgos—Mercury—however I can confirm Gemini and Virgo are very different. Often times he was aloof and wasn’t content with casual relaxing dates or much affection. He also enjoyed talking about controversial topics, and we could have intelligent conversations, but at the end of the day, our differences were too great. The relationship with the Gemini ended, but with much more civility than the previous.
If you’re not really into astrology and horoscopes, then maybe you believe or it’s an overgeneralization about people born late August through September. But whether you are devoted to knowing everything about your sun, moon, and rising sign, or just worry about getting up when the sun rises, I personally think it’s just easier to call me—as opposed to a nitpicky, loyal, control-freak, anxious, busy, sarcastic, studious, friendly but sometimes too critical, somewhat organizational tyrant—a Virgo.
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