Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do

I would say long time no blog, but that would be a serious understatement.

Sorry for my absence. The last eight months have been crazy. I can’t believe it’s already September and the last post I wrote was in JANUARY!! What? How? I’ve been missing writing this blog and have been putting off figuring out how to get back into it for a while now. Here’s a month-to-month recap to catch up on my life.

January 

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2014 Happened. I started my last semester of college! The classes I had planned out made it a tough semester workload. I took two back-to-back Literature classes, an advertising competition class — which anyone who has ever taken it will describe it as the hardest class they’ve ever had, but also one of the most rewarding — and an Ethics Journalism class. Unfortunately for me I got tonsillitis and completely missed the first week of classes. That first week of sickness turned into 8 weeks of tonsillitis.

Feburary

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This month was a blur of being sick, taking antibiotics, going to the doctor and staying late multiple times a week to work on our ad campaign. My class looked like an Apple advertisement every day.

March

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I was still pushing through my tonsillitis and attending every class I could and going to the doctor almost weekly. I think I may have missed as many classes as I attended during this final semester. It was go time for our ad campaign, it was due for submission during spring break. The day after spring break started I had a tonsillectomy. I had just a couple weeks to recover and get back to work for our trip to Berkeley to compete in the National Student Advertising Competition as well as work on a couple other big projects.

April

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By this time I felt like I was just playing catch up to try to get all my projects done. There was only a month left until graduation! I also had a crazy allergic reaction to some lip gloss right around Easter, but I’ll get back to that later.

May

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I was running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off trying to get all my work done and get decent grades on my late papers. I also had my graduation party to help plan. I was worried I wasn’t going to do well in a couple of my classes but somehow I pulled a 3.1! Oh, and I had another lip gloss reaction two days before graduation. That was fun. It prompted me to get some allergy testing done and go through every single makeup, hair and body product I own. I’ll write about that next week.

I walked across the stage, I cried, I had a great time with my family and friends. I’m still really proud of myself and couldn’t have done it without my friends, family and awesome professors there by my side for the last 5 years.

June, July, August

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I can’t lie, I basically took the last couple months to do whatever I wanted to. I moved home, I caught up on all my life things like going to yearly doctors and dentist appointments, but mostly I hung out with my friends and had a great summer. Every time I went to go get serious about writing, working or job hunting a really fun opportunity would present itself. Now it’s time to accept that the summer is over and I’m not going back to school. I can’t wait for the next chapter in my life but I can’t do it without putting in some hard work. I’ll leave you with some motivational words I came across recently:

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“Dreams don’t work unless you do”

Thanks for reading, I promise I’m going to get back to regular postings ASAP

xo Kristina

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