lucky 13: my college years

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 gotta love the cheeeeeesy grad photos.. ah you're welcome mom.

gotta love the cheeeeeesy grad photos.. ah you're welcome mom.

hi!

so i realized yesterday that today is officially two years since i graduated from school! so crazy - i am too young to be saying that and time definitely does fly. ha anyways i thought i would put together a little lucky 13 talking about some of my favorite parts of school :) and also congrats to everyone graduating this year!!

1. half the reason I went to UCSB was because the person who found the titanic wreckage, Robert Ballard, went there too. the other half is cause I lived on a street that has “santa barbara” in it.. so it was like destiny.

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now i would say reasons to go are (1) the people and (2) the classes are really truly good. i didn’t really take a class that i didn’t like in some way.

3. i will say, the hardest class i took was an intro to ethnomethodology class. it ended up being really interesting but i could barely even say or spell the class title.. even after i finished it. my friend maddy and i used to look at each other like deer in headlights in that class.

4. all of the three times I went to the library I needed help finding my way back out :) like a physical escort, not just directions.

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halloween was a VERY serious event at ucsb and i think i dressed up for two weeks straight one year. also, senior year i got my friend christian to carve pumpkins with me. the absolute shock of a lifetime came when he made me actually carve my own pumpkin.. with a kid knife. it took FOREVER. and there were about 5 other people just watching me struggle. ha

6. i don’t think it was technically a law but it went without saying that you were not to sit on the curbs in isla vista - still to this day i feel some type of reckless if i sit on a curb anywhere haha

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i had the most eclectic group of roommates ever junior year and we didn’t always get along (duh) but now i look back and think they are the funniest people ever. this is my roommate nikki!

8. i rarelyyyyy get sick (like once every 5-6 years) but i got sick towards the end of junior year and lost my voice for a good six weeks- not even exaggerating. it was GONE. 

9. one of my favorite memories is all of the times my friends and i would go on walks as the sun set. we went almost every night towards the end of senior year.

10. another favorite memory is all of the times i would wake up early and head to my friends’ houses and wake them up and we* would make big breakfasts for everybody. (*bigger effort on their parts cause i can’t cook haha)

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11.

there was a strong focus on environmental awareness on campus and you couldn’t not catch the bug.. so for two years in a row me and a friend planted flowers for earth day. and they all died within like two weeks.

12. one weekend friends and i did a little road trip to santa cruz, and we took highway one back - i am telling you now, if you have never been to big sur, you MUST GO. no excuses. that place is magic.

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13.

basically ucsb was the best ever and you should probably go visit :) and i hope you can have a time in your life that you look back on and just smileeeeee like i do. everyone deserves that.

ps the black and white photo of me above (and another towards the beginning of this post) in this blog were taken by mindy rainey.. love her!