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A Life Update (Finally)

I honestly can't even remember the last time I took two weeks off of blogging. It definitely wasn't planned and just kind of happened. I'm blaming grad school.

The last two weeks I felt like I was in complete survival mode. Living day by day, minute by minute, and deadline by deadline just trying to keep my head above the water during a hurricane. It kind of felt like a never-ending finals season (except it wasn't even finals!). Lots of ice cream was involved to help me get through.

The GREAT news though is that I'M BACK and luckily these next few weeks should be significantly lighter workload wise than the last few. Plus I have a pretty exciting (yet busy) summer waiting for me after these last few weeks of school!

So where have I been the past two weeks? Well mostly sitting at my kitchen counter doing homework. But I thought it would be fun to share a few iphone snaps from the past few weeks to get you caught up on my life.

On the April 23rd I turned 23! My mom was the sweetest and drove down from Raleigh the day of to celebrate with me. She brought me a sugar cookie cake (a dream for a girl that doesn't like chocolate) and fun balloons! Unfortunately, it absolutely poured rain the whole day (just like last year on my birthday!) and it was also during a super stressful week so we didn't do anything too exciting besides cake, ice cream and a yummy homemade dinner.

 I shared this quick snap on Instagram but I felt like this picture was a good depiction of my quarter/semester in general. I generally try to straighten up my counter/ apt before going to bed every night and if I remember correctly, this night I simply turned off the lights and tackled that large mess in the morning. 

Spring in Savannah...nothing compares! Spring is my favorite season no matter where I am but spring in Savannah is pretty exceptional. I hate that I've been spending so much time working inside, I feel like I've been missing out on my favorite time of year. Luckily I live just blocks away from Forsyth Park so I take every chance I can to go on a walk through the park. I also ride my bike to and from class every day (aka my activity of day) and get to admire all of the cute Savannah houses, like this adorable pink and green one!

One of the most stressful things that happened during the past two weeks (well last Thursday to be exact) was the presentation of my final project thesis. I think I was more nervous for this presentation than any other presentation I've ever given. To give you a bit of context, I had to present my proposal to a panel of professors during a 20-minute presentation that was followed by a q&a session. After your presentation, the panel has you leave the room while they discuss if you have been approved to start your final project the following quarter (the fall). And then finally, what feels like hours later, one of the professor comes out and lets you know if you've passed. AND I DID. I thought I was just going to start sobbing tears of happiness when I hear those words. So now I will officially be working on my final project in the fall and will graduate in November of 2018 with my Masters in Luxury and Fashion Management. I was on CLOUD NINE. I also felt a huge sigh of relief. 

On Monday night my Fashion Promotion class group shot our mock ad. It's a huge project that we've been planning since March. It was slightly stressful but luckily everything worked out and the hard part is now done! It was a huge undertaking as we were in charge of recruiting and managing a whole team of actors/ actresses/, extras, a cinematographer, producer, director, storyboard artists, gaffer (a lighting person), photographers, and a music person. It was quite an undertaking but I'm really excited to see how it turns out! Maybe I'll share the final ad here :) Here is a little behind the scenes shot I took. It took 8 hours of setting up and working but it was a huge check mark!

So that's what I've been up to the last two weeks. Mostly all school/ homework related so not the most fun but stay tuned for some super fun posts ahead because like I said I'M BACK BACK BACK AGAIN. Thanks for sticking around.




1 comment

  1. Yay for almost being done with school for the semester! Loved catching up with you with this update!