Friday, April 18, 2014

College Freshman Diaries - Week Thirty Three

We made it! It's Friday you guys; woo hoo! I'll be spending my weekend working on homework, most likely. Along with a bit of pleasure reading. What about you? Any fun plans?
In Typography One we just finished up our Helvetica Movie Posters. In HTML & CSS we're getting closer to the due date of our final project, which is a Multiple Paged Website for a business. In Comm. Design One our last project got assigned and it's a Newspaper Ad.  Intro. To Print Methods has involved a field trip to Raygun and a study guide for our Final Test. Lastly, in InDesign Two we're working on a Die Cut Bridal Trunk Show Invitation. 

PS - Feel free to thoroughly enjoy that Throwback Thursday I threw into this collage, aha.
PSS - A couple of highlights this week….way back when I created a font, Angst, and made a Specimen Book for it in Typography? It got graded and I got 100%! Also, my friend Nick picked me up some McDonalds fries when I was in the middle of class. They were delicious, and he's a sweetheart.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How To - Decorate Your Dorm

Happy Hump Day! We've made it half-way through the week; it's been pretty rough for me. Today I'll be touching on How To Decorate Your Dorm! I know many of my readers are in the high school age range and with school letting out soon I thought this would be a great post to get you all thinking throughout the summer! Even if you're not headed off to college, these tips are still great for decorating your room. Everyone needs a little change sometime! 
1) Make the most of the small space you have. 
Dorm rooms are not big, so you need to make good use of every little space! Where your bed is positioned is crucial to the amount of space you have to work with, so if it needs rearranged, do this as soon as you get there so you can start decorating. Also try to find storage bins that double as extra seats, etc. for additional space savers!

2) Use colorful tape to brighten up walls. 
Most dorms don't allow paint, but you can use wall decals and colorful tape to create a geometric pattern on a door, frames around your photographs and posters, and more! This is a sure-fire way to bring your small space to life.

3) Create a cool photo collage. 
There are loads of services that offer cheap prints of Instagram photos, so print off some shots of you and your besties to arrange in a creative way on your wall! This adds an artistic touch and gives you a taste of home. Plus, you can always add new photos of your college adventures!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Thinking Of My Personal Health

Happy Monday! I know this isn't my usual outfit post, and I apologize. But, yesterday when I was going to take photos it was pouring rain and today I wore a sweatshirt because it was 30 degrees and snowy…after an 80 degree weekend! Oh Iowa. 
So, I've been thinking about a lot of things with this move coming up.  I really want to use this as a chance to leave behind all the negative thoughts and baggage I've created here in Iowa and try to turn into the person I'd like to. This involves personal style, my outlook on life, things will change with this blog, and so much more. I'm ready for change!
Something I've always struggled with is my health. I've never weighed as much as I should, although I don't let that get me down as much now. Honestly guys, I get winded walking up a flight of stairs. Pathetic, I know. Just because I'm skinny doesn't mean I'm fit! That's one of my least favorite comments I get from people when I tell them I should start working out. "But you look skinny and fit so you don't need to exercise!" WRONG. I can't touch my toes or run for any amount of distance without it nearly killing me. In 7th and 8th grade I did track and got a lot healthier for those few months, but then I slipped again. But, I'm the kind of person that if I'm signed up for something, I'm not going to be a failure and quit. Even if it nearly kills me and I complain for hours when I get home, I am not going to be the one to stop attending. So, I was thinking, what kinds of physical activities to I enjoy, or would be beneficial to me? I don't like running or anything like that. The two activities that stuck with me were Yoga and Zumba. Yoga focuses on balance and flexibility while Zumba is a cultural dance class. I've tried a small dose of both and have enjoyed it. 
I need to make time in my schedule for personal health and physical growth. Yoga and Zumba are things that interest me and I was thinking that if I could find a class down in New Mexico when I move, I would be willing to pay the money to attend. Because I'm taking time out of my schedule and investing my personal money into it, you can bet I would be giving it my all!
I don't know if I'll find any classes when I move, but I really would like to start up something. I know that if I don't take care of my body now, when I'm young, things will only get worse as I get older. Do any of you have experience with Yoga or Zumba? I'm interested in everything from what your favorite positions are to what workout gear you have. Please let me know so I can continue in my search to find the perfect personal health regimen for myself! Thank you!