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 →

Top Ten Things I Survived in 2011

Pretty soon we will be ushering in the New Year. Cue the annual traditions of Top Ten Lists, New Year’s Resolution creating, and get ready for a year of highly irritating “The World is Ending” humor. Before 2012 comes along, I wanted to remember 2011. It was a year where 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 →

My Austria Trip (November 2010)

Here is one of the first catch-up posts. (I should be working on my thesis, but I honestly need a brain break.) There won’t be too many of these since I want to post about fresh events and need to finish my thesis. I visited Innsbruck ,Austria from November 10 Continue Reading →

My Fall 2010 Semester has begun

Yep, Fall 2010 Semester is now under way. While classes don’t start until Monday, I have already been in meetings to discuss my work placement for the semester, starting preliminary thesis plans, begun considering Ph.D. programs,  set up future meetings with professors, and started working on papers to submit to Continue Reading →

My Life in Pennsylvania So Far II

For those of you who are keeping track of my move to Pennsylvania for my M.A. in American studies, this is for you. Alright, so it’s been a while since I last posted a video like this, but here is a summary of my life in Pennsylvania during the school Continue Reading →

Reflecting on 1 year in Pennsylvania

It’s been just over a year since I moved to Pennsylvania. I have learned a lot about myself in that one year. I also learned that while moving is scary, it is also a lot of fun. I learned that my family and friends are right when they made the Continue Reading →

Out with 2009/In with 2010: Resolutions & more

Out with 2009 and in with 2010. In last year’s resolution post at the start of 2009, I said, “I strive for a 2009 year that will bring me change, new adventures, deepening relationships, new things to learn, and maybe a 400 mile move away from home.” All in all, Continue Reading →

Castro’s Daughter visits Penn State Harrisburg

Alina Fernandez Revuelta, daughter of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, spoke at Penn State Harrisburg, Tuesday, October 6, 2009. Fernandez kept the serious discussion moving and even joked with the audience from time to time so that things did not become too somber. Her double last name stems from the traditional Continue Reading →