I scheduled my classes and life around my family and Dean.
Assuming I’ve planned it all correctly, which I’m 99% sure I have,
I’ll be graduating December 20, 2014
And hopefully be in Australia by February 2015
until whenever my visa is expired.
I can’t explain the amount of love I’m surrounded by…
Both of my parents support me 100%, the first thing my dad started asking about when I said I could graduate early was,
"Okay, but let’s talk about you in Australia."
They’re willing to help out as much financially as they can, which is more generosity than I deserve.
And to my friends who I love so much and mean the world to me,
come visit me down under!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love you all.
one sweet day, his heart ceased to beat
he fell so fast beneath all our feet
through bugs and snakes,
the last words he had to say,
Help me claw my way to the surface
oh, sweet Lord, you know I deserve this-
just one more, just one more birthday.
I remember walking home with one of my closest friends and his little sister about 5 years ago. And daylight savings had just began, so the sun was out late and it was pretty warm.
Suddenly he jokingly pushed me and the next thing I remember is us racing each other home. His little sister’s legs were so short, she could hardly keep up.
I remember we were both wearing chucks, which are not ideal running shoes. We both stopped and ran out of breath with the little girl yelling,
"Stop it guys!! I am slow!"
It was a day or two before I was leaving for Texas for Spring Break, which was my favorite spring break to date.
It was probably the most…unspecial day I could vividly remember:
The three of us walking to Subway for dinner,
then racing each other home.
But I’d love to relive that day.
That anticipation, that excitement in the air.
Spring and summer are close, we’re all tired and growing more and more depressed as we get older and winter drags on…
Right now, I’m in college and I’m about to travel with my best friends to NOLA and Miama for spring break.
Today I was burnt out from life that I ate ice cream out of the carton.
What if in 5 years I look back and think, “2014 was the best spring break I’ve ever had.”
What if I yearn for this day in the future.
This mundane, unspecial, average day…
I just wish there was a way for us to know when we’re in the good times while we’re in the good times.
hi i am hillary
I am the graphic designer for the IU yearbook and Student Media Bureau
What does that mean, hillary??????
Frankly, I don’t know.As a graphic designer, I’ve found that in most of my jobs I’m hardly involved with the actual company. I just make artwork for them example:
logo i designed last week, (yes i am kind of proud of this it’s for my new job where i get paid $12/hr to sit at home and work on my computer and jam to asap rocky so give me a break i’m having a moment here)
but still. I have no idea what we do for IU. something with videos and networking between student organizations. it doesn’t really matter, as long as they like my artwork, my job sounds pretty secure.
BUT i do know that graphic designers (and artists in general) can be easily abused. as such, i highly advocate for fellow artists to never take an unpaid internship or work for free.
I’m being generously compensated, I’m not complaining about my jobs, and I love both of them dearly. please don’t get me wrong.
I just want you guys to know that art tends to be abused by your friends who say, “hey! you know illustrator/photoshop! please make this for me?” or businesses that say “looking to build your portfolio? make this for us and we’ll pick the best design!”
while those can help build your portfolios, please know that you deserve more than that. your art is your job, it’s not just a hobby, anymore. this isn’t just about gaining experience, eventually, you’re going to have to expect more than that, make it now. don’t belittle yourself or your passion!
my professor last year told my class,
"There are always more jobs out there for designers than there are designers."
at first, i didn’t believe him because the starving artist stereotype crosses my mind daily.
but the older i become and the more knowledge i gain, the more i realize how many people need every form of art.
don’t think that you’ll take the next opportunity to build your portfolio because it’s the only work you’ll have.
take the job because it will work for you.