Thursday, January 31, 2013


this is my woosah face.

the first week of my 2nd (and last) semester is done for me and i am already looking at my schedule and thinking, "what the hell was i thinking?!?" last semester was a great success and i was able to juggle all 4 of my classes, but this semester i decided to take 2 modules (half semester classes), 2 full semester classes and an independent study. because...well, when graduate school is only for a year and every class sounds amazing and you want to work with many different professors, you make it work. 

some pluses about my classes:
the readings are all amazing. so what if i have to read entire books and articles every single week? they are definitely interesting.
i'm in a writing workshop class where i get to write personal essays. this has me thinking i want to write a whole book of personal essays.
my professors are all amazing. i feel like i am in the presence of superstars and i'm hoping their awesomeness rubs off on me.
my friends are in my classes! and they are the smartest people i know here so you can only imagine how amazing my study groups are.
i only have class on tuesdays and wednesdays. but that doesn't mean i slack off the rest of the week. looking for a job after this place, meetings, reading and writing takes over. it's intense.


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

pep talk

if you haven't seen this video yet, then you're missing out:

since the day someone posted it on my fb wall, i have watched it's a great reminder of what we are all here to do - "create something that makes the world awesome.

there are so many quotables in this one little clip. i just can't get over it.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013


"...not only have i always had trouble distinguishing between what happened and what merely might have happened, but i remain unconvinced that the distinction, for my purposes, matters." 

- joan didion

preach on, sista.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

new year, new projects

happy 2013!

i've been back at school for 2 weeks now taking an intense, but exciting, class. it's so weird to think that in a few short months i will be all done here and starting some brand new adventures. i really want to enjoy this experience as much as i can so i am trying to document this year in multiple ways:

this 1 second everyday app is amazing. so far i have one second clips from every single day since i purchased it and am looking forward to seeing my entire school year play out in a video. the above video is just my first week, but i hope to create compilations per week plus more. i'll be posting them on my youtube channel for you to check out.

attempting to do the 365 day photo challenge. funny enough, it has made me take a lot more pictures during the day. AND - i think i am becoming better at taking pics! 

and finally, i am keeping another paulo coelho journal for the year. it's so therapeutic. i didn't quite finish the one i had for last year so i vow to be better this year.

Saturday, January 5, 2013


a reminder for myself.

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Friday, January 4, 2013

school update

i get a TON of questions about school and i am always unsure of how to answer them. i typically like to be honest with my answers but i also don't want people to think that i am ungrateful for this opportunity that i have been granted. don't get me wrong - i feel fortunate and lucky for this experience.

so here are the answers to those questions i get so often in no particular order:

how's school? it's good. i am enjoying the classes, for the most part, and have learned some interesting things. are there classes i wish i hadn't taken? hell yes. but i just need to remember it's one year of my life so whatever classes i am taking, i need to accept.

is harvard hard? look, are all elite schools hard? not always. yes, there is a buttload of reading and writing i need to do all of the time but, i am convinced, that the only way to fail a class here is to not do a damn thing. as long as you're keeping up with the reading and writing, it's fine.

how do you like boston? HATED IT (cue men on film). boston is the worst place. it's cold, grey all the time, confusing. i miss ny and boston will never ever be home.

are you really smart? this is such a silly question. i'm probably as smart as the next guy so i can't go around bragging about my smarts. yes, there is a level of smartness and skill that goes into being admitted to a place like harvard BUT it's not rocket science. it takes a well-written essay, great references and some luck.

so i leave you off here - with pics from instagram of the times when i was working damn hard on something at school. arg.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


2013. i like the sound of that.

here's to:
* completing graduate school
* writing everyday (like i was supposed to in 2012)
* crocheting. and hopefully making money off of crocheting
* staying awesome
* showing the people that i love how much i love them
* recognizing that everyday is a new opportunity to start fresh
* being confident in myself

i have some resolutions, but i'll keep them to myself right now. no need to go around preaching about how i'm going to do xyz and then complaining about how i've failed after a few weeks. if i keep them to myself, maybe i will be better about keeping them for myself.