i know i didn’t post on this blog much but 2015 was quite a year! i had so many wonderful experiences, made a lot of lasting memories and learned to really love and cherish those close to me. there were also some hard moments but those only made the good moments sweeter. here are a few highlights from each month of 2015. greatly looking forward to 2016 and praying for joy, health, peace and love in this coming year.
went back for my second semester at UC. went to the detroit auto show.
got a whole week of snow days!
visited my friend emily in cedarville. spent a day in columbus.
had a blast at my sorority’s spring formal. moved out of my house in cincinnati.
watched my friends from cedarville graduate. started summer classes at art center. spent a day at disneyland.
turned 22. started dating the most wonderful guy i know. had my friend ingliv stay for a few weeks. took a road trip to northern california.
visited the santa monica farmers market. spent lots of time at the beach.
spent a week with my sorority sisters. met up with brendan for the first time in ohio. moved into a new apartment.
started my third semester of college. had the flu for two weeks. helped recruit an amazing new pledge class with my theta sisters.
prepared a portfolio and started job searching. got a co-op in rhode island! visited nashville with Brendan.
was invited to be apart of a design think tank for a major company. got an amazing little in my sorority. went to canada for thanksgiving.
went to formal with brendan. survived two weeks of ‘hell week’. celebrated christmas with my wonderful family. rang in the new year with brendan in california.
it feels like a lifetime since I’ve written here and so much has happened in such a short time. I’ve finished my first year of industrial design, have a wonderful boyfriend, survived summer school at Art Center in Pasadena, prepared a portfolio and had my first professional job interview. I cannot believe it’s been a year since I started DAAP or joined a sorority but it’s been such a full, blessed year. I’m not gonna promise I’ll update here regularly but I’m gonna try to post more often!
in other news, isn’t that picture of Cincinnati with the bright colours and leaves changing just wonderful? it’s getting chillier and sweater weather is around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited for my favorite time of year to begin.
I survived my first semester in DAAP! I loved every minute of it but honestly, it is such a sigh of relief that I have conquered the first semester of the next five years of my life. when people say my program is hard, they aren’t kidding! i just got finished with ‘hell week’, which is the official name for finals week in my program and it was rough. we had huge, time consuming project after project due, then we had our final reviews in each class then our process portfolio, which encompassed all three studio classes then the end of semester show. on top of that, i’ve had papers for my literature class and plans to make for next semester and next year and it was all so overwhelming. but now its over and my last paper made its way to my professor last night and i’ve been chilling out with friends in cedarville for the past few days. i have some posts planned that I finally have time to put together that will be coming at you over the next few weeks but for now, i’ll leave you with a few pictures from my semester
hello people! I’m alive! sorry for the radio silence but college is crazy! my workload has been ridiculous and on top of that, I joined a sorority so time is definitely not something I have a lot of. goodness I feel like so much has happened since I’ve been here. in short, I LOVE it here! maybe you’ll ask me in a month/semester/year and my answer will be less positive but this is literally the happiest I’ve ever been! traveling for two years was fun and great and the experience of a lifetime but there is something about creating a life from scratch built around something you love that is so invigorating. I probably won’t have much time to post but I’ll try to update you when I can.
i’ve been pretty quiet about my next step on social media but i’m finally ready to blog about it. i am happy to announce i have been accepted to the premiere college in the nation for my major and i couldn’t be more excited! this has been my dream school since i was seven years old and my friend’s father, a shoe designer for nike, told me it was his alma mater and the best place to study design! when i was a senior in high school and making the big decision of what schools to apply for, i visited university of cincinnati, along with ohio state and cedarville, where i eventually ended up. i was beyond impressed with uc’s industrial design program and the school in general but the art department was undergoing some big changes and it just didn’t feel right for me at the time. the program encourages so much independence that i don’t think my seventeen year old self was ready for. fast forward a few years and i finally decided to apply last summer. i knew i was a transfer student so it would be next to impossible to get in but God is a god of the impossible and if He wanted me there, i knew i would get in. after months and months of prolonged waiting, i got my acceptance email during my last week in york! it was bitter sweet because i knew my time in england was over but i am over the moon for what is next. i leave in august so i still have a little of summer to savor but i am counting down the days till we road trip out to ohio. while looking through an old hard drive, i found these pictures i took when i visited all those years ago. little did i know down the line, after i had already experienced a year of college, made so many amazing friends, learned another language and lived in three different countries, that i would be back as a student. God surely works in mysterious ways.
i was looking through some old instax photos and i found these pictures i took on my last week at my college. looking at them made me miss college life: waking up every morning to edward sharpe with my roommate, walking to get coffee at the most random times, morning chapels, reading my bible by the lake, late nights in the art lab with amazingly talented people, the mile long walk into town to get decent food, having to schedule my every minute in order to be productive, being creative in cafeteria, baking to de-stress with the unit mates, way too much time
wasted spent on pinterest, rain, rain and more rain, making playlists for normal tasks like walking to class and studying, dressing up for no reason, sunday church rides, exploring the ohio area when i had a chance (and a car), attending tennis matches to cheer on my roomie, learning new things everyday and everything else in-between. i was so blessed to spend a year at such a fantastic place with such fantastic people. the times i spent there were some of the best of my life, especially the last few weeks of school. though i know God has other things for me, i will always feel extremely blessed and thankful when i think of the friends and memories i made my freshman year of college.