AoM Journaling Challenge Day 20: On Nostalgia & Grad School

Babies bring life delays everywhere, force you to prioritize time in different ways, and consider the past and the future. I put the daily challenge on hold until things were a little more stable, but here we are: Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Think about the period of your life in Continue Reading →

Moving Back Home: Hail Storms, shared spaces, and more

It might be the best/worst/most regrettable/most financially necessary decision I have ever made – I have moved back into my parents’ home. Moving proved to be an adventure in itself as I faced tornado-spawning thunderstorm that rained hail down on the moving truck as I drove up I-81 in Pennsylvania Continue Reading →

My Thesis: Fashion & Identity

Below is my Thesis Abstract. It basically lets you know what caused my great lack of blog posts and what took up my time for the past 4 months (Jan. 2011-Apr. 2011). This is the bare bones of my thesis project and all that it entailed. As usual, copyright and Continue Reading →

Graduated again! Just like that, life changes…

Graduated! May 14th, 2011! I can hardly believe how quickly it seems to have happened. In August of 2009, I moved to Pennsylvania. I still remember flopping onto my bed & breathing a big sigh after I dropped of my parents, and later The Girlfriend (now, The Fiancée) at the Continue Reading →

Motivation & Misery >> Sunday Sense

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” Wayne Dyer (American self-help advocate, author, and lecturer; May 10, 1940) Barring the big things like curing yourself of illness, for example, I think this quote is generally true. Sometimes, we have to motivate ourselves to Continue Reading →

Good & Bad News in CT- Layoffs to Railways

So, I woke up this morning after a much-needed extra 2 hours of sleep to good and bad news going on in CT. Mind you, I’ll be moving back there soon and was hoping to eventually get a job there. That whole “need money to buy stuff” thing that I Continue Reading →

Endurance & Discipline >> Sunday Sense

“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.” Buddha  (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.) As I complete my Master’s degree, all I can think about is the nature of endurance and the Continue Reading →

Getting Past Finals Stress in 5 steps

How do you get past stress for finals? As I finish my thesis work and my final assignments, I can’t stop thinking about when I will be done with all the stress. When will it end? There are five  ways I use to get rid of finals stress: 1: Maintain Continue Reading →

I’m a published, amateur photographer!

I’m a published amateur photographer! The photograph I took is now online and can be viewed worldwide! Falling Water in Autumn I was selected as a Finalist in Photographer’s Forum magazine’s College Photography Contest in January. My photograph will be included in the hardcover book, Best of College Photography 2011. The Continue Reading →