Sunday, April 29, 2012


Finally. Finally. is all I have to say.

School is finally over. Grades are posted. Stressing over papers and projects is nothing but a distant memory.

Every summer, I try to set some goals I want to accomplish. Read certain books, watch certain movies, visit new places. This weekend, I started off my summer doing some I those things I always want to do, but being perfectly honest, never get the chance to do.

First. On Friday, I kicked off the summer with purchasing a ukulele. Yes. A tiny ukulele. It is a beautiful instrument and I am teaching myself to play for the summer along with a kind friend who decided to take the challenge with me.

Second. I have recently become...I guess you could say obsessed... with the series LOST. I never watched it while it was on television, but I have started from the beginning (with the same friend who has accepted the ukulele challenge) and it is fantastic. I highly recommend the series or starting to watch a series that is no longer on television from the beginning. Avoiding the week to week anticipation makes watching tv so much more enjoyable. (In case anyone was wondering, I have five more episodes to finish the first season)

Third. I planned a trip to NYC. I went last summer with my family and I loved every second of it. So much so, I decided to plan a trip with my friends this summer (Broadway show included- The Lion King). So watch out NYC, we are coming for you in June and you will most likely never be the same.

For a first weekend off from school, I couldn't have asked for a better kick off to glorious summer break.

Happy summer readers. Have fun, and try not to be boring, it seems to be frowned upon.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Finals week from a bird's eye view (a few select people will get this joke)

Walking into the library today, I immediately felt something was wrong.

1) Why are there so many people here?
2) Wasn't that kid supposed to graduate 3 years ago?
3) That person looks like they might freak out on everyone in here in five seconds.

Until it hit me, it's finals week. Your probably wondering why I wouldn't be immediately aware of this, I must be a terrible student. Not the case. I can explain this in five words. I am a communication major.

Now I know what most of you are thinking. Communications is the easiest major that's why she doesn't have finals.

Once again, I'm going to argue not the case. As comm majors, we may not have out noses stuck in books memorizing complex mathematical equations or scientific diagrams. But, tonight I got to pitch an advertising campaign for chick fil a (that they may possibly use) for my 'final exam.'

That's the life of a comm major. I'm not here to argue that we deserve the same respect as other majors, I'm just saying what we get to do is complex and awesome in its own way.

So I may not be in the library pouring over equations, but I'm printing my flyer for chick fil a that I designed myself and that they may use to advertise to you to get you to buy their food. And that's good enough for me.

Happy Finals Week everyone, and good luck.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Want to really get to know a college student?

College students get stereotyped in 4000 different ways. Think about it. You can name 10 stereotypes without even thinking. The party animal, the frat brother, the honors student so on and so forth.

But if you really want to get to know a college student, look at their minor. A student's minor tells you who they are, who they wish they could be, what they love, just by one word.

A person chooses a major they know will lead to cash money after graduation. It's usually something they are good at, not something they enjoy doing.

But the minor is the window to the soul. It allows for us students to study what we love, without having to explain to our family what in the world we are going to do with a degree like theatre or, no offense, philosophy.

I personally am an English studies minor, aka, I read literature. I love books, but book reading is not a very lucrative future career. Minors let us cheat the college degree system and study what we love, not what society loves.

So for a future college movie idea, look to a minor area of study. It usually tells a major amount about a person.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


The past couple days the word "fate" has been following me everywhere I go. From conference presenters to watching the series LOST, I can't get away from it. So I figured I should contribute my thoughts to the word that carries so much baggage with it.

Let's get one thing straight. I hate talking about feelings. I hate when people talk to me about their feelings. So basically you will never find that crazy talk on this blog. So don't worry, that is not where this conversation is going.

 I have been reflecting a bit on life as I've started to mature and there is one constant that life has promised me. Trust fate.

Trust fate. For a person like myself wrapped up in logic, trusting something so intangible can be difficult. But lately I've learned that the less I think about something or try to plan it out, the easier life becomes because fate takes over.

Many instances have showed me that just when you think you have everything figured out, life offers a big "just kidding!" Recently, these "just kiddings!" have brought me the most happiness in life.

After high school, I thought I had it "figured out." I had my "best friend," my future career plan. My whole life played out.

To quote Megan from Bridesmaids, "not the case" for any of the above.

My best friend, career path and many other things have changed for the better. It's pretty awesome to be truly happy and believe it. More importantly, to have people around you who make you happy by just being who they are and for allowing you to just be you.

But I guess that's fate or more importantly, that's trusting fate.

And personally, I can't wait to see what else it brings me.

So trust fate everyone. It's been pretty good to me so far. Trust me.