#lotsaletters: Motivation Station

Instagram is full of hand-lettering artists, and after watching countless videos of people writing words, I’ve decided to show social media more of my own lettering. Continue reading

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10 Songs for Summer

It’s finally starting to feel like summer! Sunny skies, warm weather, and days by the pool… or by the computer in your office at your new internship. No matter if you’re relaxing on the beach or commuting to your job/internship, your playlist might need a little refresher. Check out some of my current favorite songs below! Continue reading

Because These Things Will Change

Junior year ends Wednesday.

I’m sad, because I’ve made a lot of memories and had a lot of fun this year. I’m terrified, because I have no idea what’s in store for this summer or next year or what happens after next year.

Looking back on junior year, I’ve grown a lot as a person. This year, as I’ve been surrounded by my best friends and involved in a lot of great organizations, I can confidently say I’ve found my place at UNC.

I guess it started last summer, when I really broke out of my comfort zone and moved to Australia for 8 weeks last summer. I was so scared and excited but being there put a lot of things into perspective… like I probably can do this adult thing if I really put my mind to it.

Then, I transitioned back into UNC and was completely comfortable. I knew who my friends were and who I’d eat with in the dining hall. I knew my way around the MJ school, where all of my classes were. I knew what I’d do in my free time with Heelraisers and Carolina For The Kids. After two years of being a small fish in a big pond, floundering around wondering what I was doing at UNC, I was finally starting to feel more confident in what I did.

This feeling of comfort and confidence helped me really break out of my shell this year, and discover things I never thought I would at UNC.

I’ve become more spontaneous and open to trying new things. I’m a sports fan (read: Carolina Basketball fan). I like country music (read: Chase Rice). I started this blog where I ramble about being a fangirl and share my attempts at hand lettering.

So thanks, junior year, for an amazing support system of friends and organizations that have encouraged me to grow as a person and try things I never would have on my own. I couldn’t have imagined this is where I’d be one year ago. I definitely don’t have everything figured out, but I’ve found where I’m supposed to be right now. Bring it on, summer, I’m ready to see what you have in store.

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Back to Reality

When I attend a concert, I’m totally in the moment and focused on what attractive man is singing to me just a few feet away. In that moment, I never actually feel like it will end… or I just don’t want it to.

I’m usually on cloud nine for a while after the concert, until I have to come to terms with reality again.  Continue reading

Comfort Zone

This weekend was probably one of the best weekend trips of my life.

Friday, my roommate Anna and I headed to Wilmington, NC for a weekend of adventures (and a little adulting). Saturday was a big day for us both. I introduced Anna to the fangirl lifestyle and she introduced me to the country music side of fangirling. Continue reading