Where Have I Been?

 

IMG_209B80FEEB1C-1.jpegWow. It’s been a long time since I’ve sat down to actually write a blog post! So what has happened? Before starting school, I thought I had my whole blog planned out through October. I had pictures ready and content planned out. Nothing was written, but I was more than ready to knuckle down and crank out at least a post a week, if not two.

But then college hit me. I was completely unprepared for the amount of time I would lose to studying, classes, extracurriculars, and social obligations. This past semester has been one big, long, learning experience that I have been so grateful for (more posts to come about the specifics). I thought I had perfected time management and was on top of everything happening in my new, crazy life. Boy was I wrong! My blog started to slip through the cracks. Even when people would ask about it, I kept brushing it off in my mind. It wasn’t until recently that I realized how much I missed it and how important it is to keep up with.

I don’t know how consistent I’ll be able to post, but my plan is to use last semester as a learning experience and as a way to figure out how to fix my timing and incorporate this blog into daily life. My goal is still to expand and improve and I know I can only do that if I put in the time and energy and make it a priority,

Sorry for the abrupt reentry into the blogging world. Rest assured, this post will not be the last time you hear from me. My plan is to restart consistency this month and continue as I return to school in three weeks. Bear with me as I navigate the life of a college blogger.

xo Carolyn

 

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DIY Dorm Decorations

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I’ll be starting my first year at Centre College in the fall and am getting so excited!!! I am especially excited about decorating my dorm room but don’t want to spend too much money.  Instead I have decided to do a lot of DIY!  Here is what I did…

Framed Bags//

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Some stored just give out cute bags and I’ve seen framed bags on Pinterest so I decided to give it a shot!  I just went to Michael’s and picked up some cheap frames, cut the bags to fit inside, and voila!

Monogram//

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At Michael’s they sell a pack of diy monogram stencils.  I used multi-surface paint and repurposed a sign I already owned.  I also repainted a “C” that I had lying around.  The gold paint pen I used to line everything I would not recommend.  It was not the best for what I was trying to use it for.

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After I move in I’ll give a tour of my dorm room.  I can’t wait for everything to come together and to be back on campus!

xo Carolyn

 

 

Lasts

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I have had a busy week.  After sending my deposit into Centre College, it hit me that I was actually going to college.  I know I’m ready to move on, but every time something happens for the last time, a wave of sadness washes over me.

A month ago, I attended my last speech tournament.  Speech has been one of the biggest parts of my life for the past four years and it’s so sad to see it end.  I have been on two different speech teams and have made my mark on both the Kentucky High School Speech League as well as the Ohio High School Speech League.  While I won’t be continuing speech in college, I know that I am a more confident person because of speech.

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Seeing speech end was sad, but what really prompted me to write about “lasts” was because last night I performed for the last time on the Bay High School stage with my amazing friends.  I’ve only lived here two years and have only been a part of the theater department for two years but it feels like I’ve been with these people my whole life.  I have never seen a group of people quite as amazing as them and I know I will never experience anything quite like it.  Yes, I plan on pursuing theatre in college, however I know it won’t be the same.  I am so thankful for these people and the opportunity to have performed with them for two years.

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Being a senior in high school is amazing.  But it does come with some hard, ending moments.  However, with ever last moment, I know there will be an amazing new first experience in college.  These bittersweet moments are going to continue all through the rest of the school year and summer and that’s okay.  All it means is I will have so many exciting moments in the years to come.

xo Carolyn