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Promenading on the Fine Line

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 1:37 AM
following up;

Future is confirmed: will be residing in sunny socal for the next 4 years with a kickass cohort ♥


Friday, March 9, 2018 @ 2:28 PM

This is the last stretch! One last interview to go, and hopefully my future lies here in California! (:


Sunday, March 4, 2018 @ 5:10 PM

Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 12:51 AM
Children's books.

My favorite part of a bookstore is the illustrated children's books. I can peruse that sections for hours and be filled with sweet nostalgia at the same time; I always want to pick them up and read them from an adult's perspective. Reading has been such a huge part of my childhood, and the illustrations also inspired me to draw.

There is no doubt about it that I will show all my favorite classics to my own kids and read to them for hours on end (something which I've never gotten when I was kid...).


Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:22 PM

I'm slowly trying to transition out of jeans

but the idea of wearing jeans and a plain tee sounds so carefree

I'm really just looking for comfortable + simple + fitted pieces

(I'm so ready to restart my wardrobe when I can afford to)


Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 10:12 PM

I finally did it



Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 9:05 PM
Blessings in disguise.

I'm so thankful for everything that's happened within this past year, good and bad. Maybe it's just my fickle heart, but touring Midwestern's campus and getting to know the faculty made me fall in love with the school. Seeing its gorgeous campus and the state of the art equipment for all students to use; they really do focus on student success in any way they can. I haven't felt this way about a campus before--maybe SCCO is an exception--but this is a school where I can imagine myself being and fitting in nicely.

So, getting rejected by Berkeley Optometry was possibly for the best unknowingly; while I was acquainted with their faculty, have many friends in the program, knew the campus building in and out, and am highly comfortable being the east bay, I didn't feel as touched by the school as much as I did Midwestern's. A few doctors and friends constantly remind me it's important to find a school that fits you, and don't choose a school based on prestige or based on the city. You have to consider if you can thrive in the school's community and what you can personally offer to your cohort and school. Plus, based on my friends' anecdotes on Berkeley, the school would definitely tear me apart and break me down (not saying that other schools are easier per se, but let's just say there is a lack of academic counseling or academic tutoring services, mental health counselors, etc.) and it would be difficult for me to bounce back... For Midwestern, I definitely felt the support (and they would pay for your tutoring services if you need them!).

Other than school, my spirits are at an all time high, and apparently it's pretty obvious, haha. It makes me happy to hear that folks say I'm a cheerful, chipper gal and I'm glad to be back to my normal self. I can safely say I have finally moved on (ok maybe like 90% to be completely honest) from my previous relationship and now I value the independence and maturity I've gained in the process. I'm really glad that things ended the time it did, because oh my god if it was any later, I am absolutely positive that it would affect my OAT, application cycle, confidence, and ultimately my interviews. Plus, I was able to strengthen and deepen my current relationships and explore my interests at the same time.

All in all, I'm just so very grateful for all the support I've received, and I hope that in this continual growth I'll be able to return everyone's generosity and time with my sincerest appreciation. I'm still learning how to be a better, more considerate and thoughtful person, and that's my resolution for the new year.

2017 was a year of reformation.
Let 2018 be a year of refinement.

With love,