Yes, I am still here. I have been awful to my blog latley. The end of the school year has been so crazy, this friday is the ultimate “TGIF” moment because I am officially done with 4/5 classes. So, that's a wrap! In the middle of all this crazy schoolness I have stepped up to the position of Execute Editor at The New Hampshire. I always post the papers on Facebook but maybe next year I can start writing blogs about them.
Now that it is summer, it means I can focus on this thing again! I seriously can’t wait to get into the swing of summer. I’ll be interning at Hawthorn Creative, a design company in Portsmouth and living with my best friends…what more coulda girl ask for?
After every school year ends, I try and reflect back on what the biggest lesson I’ve learned over the year and I think this year is my favorite…But i’m going to tell you about the other years first.
I learned that it is better to be deeply loved, rather than widely loved. I feel as if when you (or I) was a freshman, everyone was scrambling to find a “friend group” and getting trapped with people they didn't actually like. You meet so many people in college, it is pretty unlikely the first people you meet will be your best friends. I didn't meet one of my best friends (Elizabeth my editor lol) until this year, my junior year. And, sophomore year is when I met Sarah. I always joke, “I only have 4 friends” which obviously isn't true but for the majority of the time I do only hang out with them…haha…Anyway, my point is you don’t need to have 50 best friends or associate yourself with a large group to have and feel great. I love surrounding myself with people who care and are good people, my people…Find your people.
...is a tricky one. I definitely learned a lot but I think my most memorable lesson is to always own and know your worth. Its tough coming to a new school…like a little ant crawling around campus. Just do something and make a statement, big or small. I’m drawn to doing things that have a satisfying ending, especially when it comes to creative projects. This was the year I joined The New Hampshire,making graphics and pages. I also started getting more involved in the dance department. Freshman year I was missing a passion. I didn't know what I wanted to do yet, except gtfo of the business school. Finding something to invest your talents and passions in is so rewarding and I seriously recommend doing this to people of all ages.
Now, Junior year...
Ah wow, this was probably the hardest, most tiring year of my life thus far. I don’t think I could go another week. Seriously summer vacation has saved me more than it ever has. The past year was insanity. But, the lesson…Fuc*!&$ work it. Hard work pays off, every time. Don’t be shy, take risks and follow your dream until they come true. I haven't reached my dream, I don't even really know what my dream is yet, but I can get there. You need to have confidence in yourself! If you don’t, nothing will happen. Pick yourself up, push yourself, work hard and own it. Be Beyoncé...twirl on them haters.
Stop being scared.
Believe in yourself.
Have some patience.
Stay calm and breathe.
Things work out.