This is your captain speaking- Life Updates!
Howdy from the other side of chaos.
What a month April was. I told myself I would post travel guides on Ireland and Malta- and to be fair, I wrote a little of both. But good god, what a whirlwind life has been recently. These torpedo fast past few weeks finally seem to be slowing down, so I figured I would share a few exciting updates on my life. As for those travel guides- you can expect those to come with time this summer. Ha.
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I graduated college. That’s a big one. I packed up and left the city I’ve called home for four years. Tuscaloosa is an awesome city, but at the three and a half year mark, you do start to get a little stir crazy. I said my very temporary goodbyes to my best friends. I sort of didn’t expect everything to be as bittersweet as it was. I’ll tell you this- when you realize graduation is nothing more than a ticking time bomb, you become very intentional in making the most out of every moment.
Three days after graduation, I got on a plane to New York. A few months ago, my team and I found out we were finalists for an international ad competition. If you’ve kept up with my blog, you might remember something similar happening last year- it’s the same one! While we didn’t win big like we did in 2017, we did get a merit award, which is still a semi-big deal. For anyone curious, I'll link our submission right over here. Anyways, back to my New York trip- I did some exploring and reunited with some incredible friends. I did some neighborhood roaming, particularly in Brooklyn...
Because surprise! I accepted an internship at Huge in Brooklyn. Guys, this is my dream gig. I'll be working as an art director for some of the coolest clients (Google, Hulu, Gucci- just to name drop a few). I’ll be honest- New York was not where I expected to end up. Visiting NYC is one thing, but I wasn’t so sure I could live there. Visiting New York this past week has quelled most of my anxiety, but there's still that little part of me that's as scared as ever. But- like I always say when I travel- a little discomfort makes for the best adventures.
I’m nervous in a lot of ways, but I’m also so excited by the possibilities that this city holds. While there won’t be much (ok, any) crazy traveling to do this summer, I can’t tell you how stoked I am to be moving to a city with such a great international airport. Oh, and the photo ops? Immaculate. Check out a few of my favorite snaps from this past week at the bottom of this post.
And lastly! My last lil hoorah before starting work- I’m going out west on a very mini road trip with some of my best friends. I don’t want to spoil the trip details, but I do promise to post pictures and trip details on this here blog as soon as I have them.