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Quick Update + I'm Back!

Hello there! It has been quite some time since I have posted, and for that I am sorry. Truthfully, it's a bit odd being on a laptop again (and a new one for that matter- I'm finally free of borrowing T.R.'s after nearly a year). Life has been rather insane. After graduating and packing my dorm with my tears, I spent about ten days at home with friends visiting before leaving for upstate New York to see Holly and then spent nine weeks in Raquette Lake for camp. I am currently on vacation with my family and fitting in some summer fun before heading to NYC in the fall!

In the next month, I will be in Cape Cod, stopping by New York and then seeing my family on the West Coast before heading to Philly, North Carolina, and finally the big apple. It's pretty insane that I will be traveling, moving, and then working/living in a new place. I will be posting up here from Eastham all week! {Image}

Graduation Photos Part Two

I would like to start by saying that if we are friends on Facebook, I am sincerely sorry and am fully aware that the number of pictures has been boarderline ridiculous. However, since most of my blog is writing and not photos, (and Amanda did such a great job) I wanted to share these. They will definitely be pictures to be cherished for years to come. Have a great day!

Grad Weekend Part One

Between my iPhone, Amanda- our photographer and my wonderful Aunt Jacqueline who flew in from the West Coast for the occasion, I have roughly 1000 photos from the weekend. To keep from overloading, here are some of my favorites, and ones I thought might be amusing. We are getting our professional ones this week, so stay tuned for more!

P.S. If you are graduating in the near future, I highly recommend taking pictures a couple of days before. The actual day is exhausting chaos, so having them done in advance ensures stress free photos and an empty campus. 

4 Years in the Making

You didn't think I was gonna graduate without one final post did ya? After an incredible week in South Carolina, we drove back to school Thursday and are graduating tomorrow. Because I have almost no pictures with my two best friends, we decided to invest in a photographer to take photos yesterday (we don't get our cap and gown until graduation) and get some photos around campus. The weather was perfect and there was virtually no one around on campus, making it ideal for walking around posing. Amanda (@amanda_nichols_photography) sent over a couple of sneak peeks and did an amazing job. 

Now that I have been away from campus, I am so excited for the summer and next major move. All I can say now is thank you. Thank you to my sorority sisters who became family, siblings who put up with the drive to PA, my parents who supported me through everything (including tuition), grandparents who stayed on the phone with me, pen pals who made going to the mail room that much more fun, professors who went above and beyond and of course my best friends who have been with me though it all. Thank you, thank you, thank you- my heart is very full. 

22 Lessons in 22 Years

I want to start by saying that I am well aware that I have written multiple sentimental, nostalgic pieces over the past week. I am sorry, but this has been a crazy week. That's it- I have no other excuses and promise that other things are coming. The x Things I Learned at X Age his has quickly become one of my favorite series online and because I am not crazy about being on camera, I decided to try and write out everything. Without reflecting, you can't change, so this is my attempt at 22 things I have learned in 22 years (coming from the girl who had cookies and milk for breakfast this morning). 

1. Get out of your bed (early!) and explore- there is a whole world out there and you have been privileged enough to visit and live in some pretty incredible places, so by all means do something exciting every day. 

2. Take pictures (but also make sure to actually be in some of them- your abroad album is mostly plants and buildings, so please try to branch out).