Life Update: Graduation, Summer Work and more!



My life has changed so much and yet so little. I wanted to update you on everything that has happened. Also, the above picture is unfiltered and just me smiling and purely happy with my life at this very moment.

I graduated. Yup, you read that right. I just graduated from college after a six-year journey that has led me with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Costume Design. I am so happy to have graduated with amazing people and I hope to continue working with many of them in the future. It has officially been a little over a month it doesn’t seem real but my mind and body are truly at peace.

I am working my first real paid job. As many of you know, I have worked before and it has been minimum wage and I have also worked for free without housing or stipend. I have “paid my dues” so to speak and it has paid off. Let me know in the comments if you want to hear more about what I have done in the past in terms of work and why I chose to work where I did. I am working in Massachusetts until end of July. In July, I am leaving to go back home for about two weeks before heading to New York.

I am moving to New York. You know, I never really thought that I would move right out of school. Technically, a summer away counts, right? I am moving there for an apprenticeship that I had two interviews with and then “the call.” I am so happy that I will be able to work with amazing designers and artists to create theatre. Of course, my end goal is still to work in the film industry but this is a great way to gain contacts and really get to know the city.

Blogging tossed to the wayside. I am 100% guilty of slacking on blogging because of finals and since graduation, it hasn’t really hit me. I won’t promise weekly blogging. It isn’t realistic for me in a lifestyle of working late a lot and preplanning doesn’t seem genuine unless they are my travel posts or something like that. So, I will post when I feel like it and let it go from there. I have seen a lot of YouTubers recently who are draining themselves creatively by sticking to a schedule. I don’t want to drain myself and I also don’t want to lose the community I have created on here.

Also, head over to my Instagram (link below) to see what I have been up to and to see more of my day to day life.

Sending lots of love.


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Gall Dangit!

Alright, so I know that I missed a post yesterday! I am so sorry! I have been surprisingly busy even though I am not going to my second part time job. I have decided to change a lot of things that have made things strained when it comes to computer time. So…here is why I was absent yesterday…

I was cleaning my room. No, not just cleaning, reorganizing, getting rid of things, opening my closet that has been blocked off by other stuff for over ten years. Of course, I could still get into it but it wasn’t until last year that I actually put clothes I wear in there. I also have moved some more furniture items, like a closet and plastic drawer rolling carts. I still have a mess on my floor and it sucks but it is a process that I am hoping to have done by the end of January…we shall see how that goes.

I have been grabbing things that my mom won’t let me donate and trying to sell them on eBay. Mainly clothes is what I have since I don’t wear a lot of it and my mom thinks that donating the stuff is a waste of money but I find it to be more helpful for other people. I guess to each his own. I am just hoping that this stuff sells, otherwise I am making sure it is donated. Some of the items I have had since May of last year and that is just telling me that I just need to donate it unless I convince my parents of a yard sale which I know they won’t do.

I know that this was no excuse by any means and I am so sorry but I was really tired yesterday after moving stuff around and making dinner for my family. I hope that you all don’t hate me!

-The Mermaid Network