Equal access to social media, online education, and employment is crucial for this day in age. Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, doing th..
In the winter of 2016, just after the Trump election, I was invited to my first burlesque show by my friend Kitty Tornado, who was a new l..
Our beautiful Columbia College Chicago Student Center on a Monday night right before my final evening course.
So, you have made the de..
I graduated undergrad in 2012 and never in a million years thought I would go back to school. I always loved the social aspect of scho..
As a reformed freelancer of 15 years, one of the main reasons I attended graduate school was to gain access to and become connected with t..
Abandoned Pool in Lebanon
I’ve been away for a while now. It’s been more than a month, but I’m back. I went to Lebanon: my native coun..
Graffiti line that is all over the city of Pittsburgh.
Election season 2020. Where the real work begins—as a nation and as a second-ye..
The Harris Theater. Pittsburgh, PA.
“I think I’m ready for it to stop raining.
Feels like I haven’t left the house in near a goddamn ye..
November hit and the countdown to the end of the semester seemed to commence simultaneously for all of the grad students. This was accompanied mostly with excitement and a little stress mixed in. For those of us graduating in May, the conversation is starting to turn toward the ever-looming job hunt. Within the month of November, we have applied for Spring graduation, enrolled in our courses for the last semester, and have started fielding questions from family members about what’s next. My first though: yikes. There has always been a good amount of stuff to juggle as a student in this program but now it feels like everything is ramping up when it should (theoretically) be slowing down. More and more, I am finding myself continuously balancing the here and now, plans for two months from now, and looming questions about my life six months from now.
Cue up the graduation music, pop off the streamers, and light the fireworks…because it’s time for me to GRADUATE! Wow, has it been one hell of a ride! The last three years of my life have been full of learning about my craft and myself. I have grown in so many ways…I appreciate my life so much. I don’t even feel sad about graduating, unlike when I received my undergraduate degree and then wept all that night.