Switching Majors, College Stress, My 20th Birthday, and Other Life Updates!

It’s been a crazy 2019 so far, filled with lots of ups, downs, and in-betweens. As much I love punching out articles about fashion, psychology, and media, I also think it’s nice just to keep you in the loop about my life, and what’s going on in my turbulent, young world. And so, although I’m sure a lot of people aren’t interested in this, I’m just going to catch you up to speed on all my exciting (and not so exciting) life happenings!

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My birthday admittedly did not start out on a very glamorous note. I’ll try to keep the TMI low, but basically, I spent the first couple hours of the day sitting in my campus doctor’s office, getting examined for YET ANOTHER yeast infection. Yeast infections are very treatable and go away within a couple days, but still, having a plastic speculum shoved up your lady bits at 9am is not a fun way to spend the day. So, there was that.

Exam rooms and doctors give me a lot of anxiety, especially when there’s pain involved. I spent that morning (and a few hours afterwards) feeling really icky and nauseous, probably from the leftover anxiety. Luckily, my day perked up when my mom came to get me and bring me home for the weekend, so I wouldn’t have to spend it by myself!

Actually, the first hour of our travel was not too pleasant, either, but that was only because the traffic was ridiculous, and I was still feeling slightly nauseous. Alas, the good outweighed the bad, and I was honestly just so happy to be spending time with my lovely mom. We stopped at the mall on the way home- I needed new underwear, because my fat ass can no longer be contained in a size medium (again, sorry for TMI), and then I shopped for a birthday gift for my brother. His birthday is thirteen days after mine, so we usually celebrate them on the same day. I ended up getting him a very dashing button-up shirt, which my brother will appreciate, as he is the most boring person to shop for on Satan’s green earth.

When we finally got home around 6:00pm, I was very happily greeted by my dog, Duke! You’ve probably seen Duke a few times on this blog, and he’ll be making quite a few appearances in the future, too. My mom, dad, brother, and I went to my favorite restaurant for dinner that night, which is called The Friendly Toast. If you’re ever in the Boston area, I highly recommend you check it out! They have a lot of delicious breakfast, diner-style food, and additionally, they have a ton of great vegan options. It’s so nice when the four of us in my immediate family are all together, because my parents are divorced, and it’s quite rare for us to all be in the same room. In regards to birthday gifts, my dad gave me a very generous Ulta gift card, and my mom gave me a cute little succulent, who I affectionately named “Peepee”. There’s no real reason why that stuck out as the perfect name for me, but I’m happy with it. I also treated myself to a birthday gift, and downloaded The Sims 4 Seasons expansion pack. So, that has taken up quite a bit of my free time this past weekend, and I have no regrets about it.

So, in a nutshell, I had a very divine, relaxing birthday, spent with my family and my favorite doggo. I feel like I definitely deserved a weekend off, because I’ve been really busy with wrapping up school assignments and such. For one of my fashion classes, I had to do a set of ten “fashion journals”, which examined three garments from every decade since 1900. It’s kind of hard to explain in text, but I have been posting the journals on my blog if you’re interested in taking a peak!

I’ve also been in the process of changing my major from Fashion Communications to a new, individualized major- Digital Media + Social Justice. Because I am proposing the major and essentially building it myself, I’ve had to do a ton of planning between writing proposals to the dean, and making a detailed plan of every single class I intend on taking before I graduate. As of right now, I am set to graduate in the Spring of 2020- about a year from now. It’s very exciting, but also, adulting is scary! I’m graduating with my bachelors in three years instead of four, because I earned college credits through advanced courses I took in high school. It’s mind boggling to me that at barely the age of 21, I am going to have a college degree! Ah!

Anyway, that’s pretty much my life update for the time being. I love posting specific articles pertaining to my interests and hobbies, but sometimes, it’s just nice to catch up. I’m looking forward to the end of the semester, and coming home for summer break on April 30th. My summer goals are to get my driver’s license, start working out a couple days a week, and make a bit of money as a dog walker in my apartment building. I’m also going to be posting articles on a new schedule for the summer- Tuesdays and Thursdays. Don’t worry, come next September, I’ll be back to my thrice-a-week posting schedule!

Let me know if you like these kinds of personal blog articles. Thanks for tuning in, and I’ll see you again tomorrow with yet another fashion journal!

Coming up next: Fashion Journal: 1960-1969

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