Posts Tagged ‘Reflection’

3 Weeks in…

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

A typical semester is 16 weeks long. To think that I have already burned 3 of those 16 weeks makes my heart palpitate. (more…)

An Open Letter to My Freshman Self

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Hey Chey,

College is scary and that is okay. You’re going to learn so much about who you are and how strong you can be. Nothing worth having is easy, and college is going to hammer this lesson home.
8 AM classes are not going to be easy any more. When you feel like you’re going to fall asleep, sit in the front of class. Cut down your caffeine consumption, that way you can use it when you really need it.
You are mentally ill, please make sure you are taking care of yourself. This is new information that a lot of other young adults are finding out too. You are not alone. Go to counseling services, talk to your doctor. Most of all, lean on your support system, they have your back.
Don’t expect things to fix themselves.


What am I Doing for Spring Break?

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

But what spring break do you speak of? The one that almost all other CSS students are participating in and doing cool things during? Oh that one. Yeah, I’ll be student teaching. So when you are student teaching, you follow your elementary school’s schedule, not your college’s. I’m definitely bummed because for the past 2 years I’ve spent my spring break on the PIFT, doing community service across the country with a bunch of people. Going on the PIFT had become annual way of pausing and enjoying life and reflecting. It’s definitely a mindful week. It feels weird not being with all my friends. Last year, we all added each other on Snap Chat, so I have been watching everyone’s stories as they road tripped to Boulder, Colorado. It’s definitely a senior-moment, because it’s one of the first things I won’t be doing anymore as I graduate. I won’t be a “college kid” anymore. Putting a disclaimer out there though; my elementary schools actually has two, 1-week breaks, so I can’t be completely sad. I have one extra week off than my friends and I’ll get to take advantage of it to job hunt!

Mid-Semester Reflections: Half full or Half Empty

Monday, March 13th, 2017

I am halfway done with the semester! The optimist in me rejoices. I still have half a semester to go. The realist in me awakens.


Painting Critiques

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Today I had Advanced Painting. We started class of by critiquing one another’s paintings. I have just recently finished an Audrey Hepburn painting and I am currently working on a second one, a Walt Disney tribute. I really like painting famous people that I admire, so I haven’t really thought of a message behind my paintings. This totally arose in the critique today when my professor asked me what message I was trying to convey with my painting. It was definitely a “uh… uh…. I like Disney?” moment. My professor explained that there’s nothing wrong with just having a tribute painting that isn’t designed with the audience in mind, but I should start thinking of doing some paintings that convey meaning. This totally has stumbled me and I am still trying to find inspiration for my next painting… To be continued.