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If Your Dreams Don’t Scare You…

20 May

Long time, no see! As you probably haven’t noticed, my last blog post was over 2 months ago (Yikes!). Over that lapse of time a lot of big things have happened:

...I survived campaigns! (Gotham Global for life) check out the team pic
I graduated! (Holla back!)
I’m moving to the NY area in June (I need a job)
Oscar’s Taco Shop still reigns supreme in the quest for the best fish tacos (I’ll miss you!)

Since graduation life has been crazy. I still don’t think the reality of me not having to attend class in August has hit me yet. I don’t know what I’m going to do when I realize I won’t have to fight for parking on UT’s construction zone to get to class on time. There are so many things I will never have to do again and while it’s relieving, it’s still somewhat sad. I will never again have to take a test. I will never again have to register for classes. I will never again pull all-nighters cramming in the library, and I’m never going to fill out a FAFSA again (thank God). Reality is becoming real and I’m still letting it all sink in. Speaking of reality checks, my student loans can no longer be avoided. Time to start consolidating and making payments… Real life is rough.tumblr_m917x1RzcI1r51by8o1_500

These next few weeks are going to be filled with applications, apartment hunting, goodbyes, and applications. I’m so excited to start this next chapter in my life, but the excitement is overwhelmed by nerves. While I may be petrified to make this huge leap, I have to keep reminding myself of a quote I read recently that has become my mantra: “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.”

I think I speak for my fellow graduates when I say that I’m scared out of my mind… or maybe I’m just speaking for myself. Regardless, I hope this upcoming chapter will be filled with just as much happiness, excitement, and craziness as my college career. I’m officially an alumnus from the University of Tennessee. Time to get a job.

 

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But he’s a headed west from the Cumberland Gap…

4 Mar

It has been way too long since I’ve blogged. So long, that here’s what’s happened since my last post:
Wordpress changed its layout (not pleased)
I almost forgot my login and password (almost)
February has left the building (when did that happen?)
And I have developed an obsession with fish tacos (shout-out to Oscars Taco Shop)

Since the end of the semester is coming nearer, along with my departure to New York, I’ve decided to reminisce on my adventures in Tennessee before I make the big move to the Big Apple.

tennesseeIt all began in a quaint little city in East Tennessee called Morristown. About 40 minutes east from Knoxville, this Southern-Baptist region hadn’t even passed liquor by the drink when I first became a resident.

After traveling so far from Massachusetts to a place like Morristown, I thought I had landed in a desolate wasteland. I went from living five minutes away from the ocean, to a house where my next door neighbor was a cow. Imagine my horror. While at the time I thought that my mother was dropping me off at a redneck boarding school as some cruel and unusual form of punishment, I soon came to learn that I could survive in the South.

After joining a speech, acting, and debate program called forensics, I found my niche in high school. Through this frabz-Forensics-What-my-friends-think-I-do-What-my-mom-thinks-I-do-Wha-1fe6b8
extracurricular activity I was able to travel to various places around the country like Chicago, Texas, and even my home state to Boston (and thank God for traveling, because I would have lost my ever-loving mind without some form of diversity.)

The program gave me confidence in speaking in front of large crowds and allowed me to be myself at a point in life where people can be most judgmental. Because of this program and the people I met because of it, I came to appreciate my stay in Morristown.

While I did earn an appreciation for that little city, I was still happy to make my departure to college. Shortly after my acceptance to the University of Tennessee, my mom packed it up and moved to Knoxville. Though I am slowly severing ties to Morristown, I still find time to make it back to visit friends. Morristown may not ever be a part of my future, but I’m proud to say that it’s a part of my past. (even though it took me a while to realize this)

Oh, and in case you were wondering, they eventually passed liquor by the drink.

I’m in a New York State of Mind

27 Nov

Thanksgiving break is over and my binge-eating break came to a close at the hands of the ultimate purge: the flu. While my health has taken a turn for the worst, I also got some good news concerning my life after graduation…

It’s official, I finally have a direction to follow after my impending graduation date. Upon leaving the University of Tennessee with a BS in Advertising I will be traveling to the New York/Jersey area. Though I am not quite sure what I will be doing once I get there, this is a start that will guide my job search. (Hire me!)

Less than two weeks till the end of the semester! Once I’m done with all my school work I will  be directing me efforts toward applications to various agencies within the New York and Jersey area. If all else fails, I can always fist pump my way onto a new season of Jersey shore. (GTL)

While it is scary knowing that the future is coming fast, I am excited for the possibilities. I am ready to start anew in an area I have yet to conquer. Let’s hope my hopes and dreams don’t fizzle out in a New York minute. I’m far to pale to be on Jersey Shore anyway.

In a desperate attempt to gain attention from professionals reading this blog, here is a link to Mark Schaefer’s blog that I, along with my other classmates, were featured in.

 

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