Spent the better part of my remaining days making memories with dear friends and I don’t think I would have had it any other way. From the 3am bubble crusades to sun-soaked days that ended with us running around with sparklers & fireworks, I definitely took mental snapshots of this time in our life. Part of me wants to freeze this moment forever — where some things are still considered ‘socially acceptable’ and where I still have the stamina to stay up until the sun rises just for the fun of it.
Senior year was definitely the most challenging, in part due to my over-ambitiousness partnered with the ‘I don’t know what the hell I’m doing’ feeling, and then learning to get over it. I tried a lot of new things, took some chances and learned a considerable amount in the process. I wish I had said more at some points and less at others. I learned to lower my expectations — not in the cynical sense but more along the lines that surprise is sometimes inevitable and that pre-conceived notions sometimes cloud our judgement.
Anyways, I packed up my Pittsburgh apartment and said ‘see you later’ to a group of people who I can directly attribute to my growth as an individual over these past 4 years. It’s been a roller coaster — exciting, thrilling and scary all at the same time. A lot of winging it and rolling with punches, coupled with plenty of flailing and failings. It’s funny to think that I kind of stumbled into all of this, that CMU was the only design school I applied to out of 13. And that for some reason they saw something in me and sent me that fat letter. Funny to think that if I hadn’t met Dylan or Dan, I probably would have gone to NYC to pursue a photo major and probably would be a very different person.
‘All paths lead to good things’
and I kinda think it’s true.
Anyways, back to post grad life. I feel like I’ve gotten way too much sleep. Is that even possible? Or am I just getting old.. I’ve browsed through many tattoo blogs while watching a disgusting amount of the Big Bang Theory. Spent a good amount of time hanging out with my not-so-baby brother. I’ve also edited a bunch of photos, listened to a lot of Bon Iver and I’ve been working on the project blog. The take-off date is June 13, and I can’t wait for this adventure to start.
We’ll see how I feel in a week.