Refocus!

Hey all,

Some exciting things are coming up in my life. In June I will be moving in with some friends to a new apartment, and I just found out this week that I have been accepted to the Fashion Institute of Technology’s graphic design program. Hopefully my credits from Pratt will transfer so that I can enter their one year program, but that’s not clear yet. Fingers crossed.

Earlier this week, Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart of Vaute Couture came to Pratt for a talk, and it was very inspiring to learn more about her life story, how she came to be an activist (at an incredibly young age!) and all the hard work it took to start such an incredible business. I am planning to apply for an internship there once I’m back in the swing of things with school. If I could use my skills at a company like that, I would be so thrilled and grateful.

I also wrote and produced a simple song for my friend’s thesis animation, and I’m very excited to be able to share that with you when it is finally completed! The way the song is used in the film is much different than how it is arranged here, but would love y’all to check it out! Music has kind of been on the back-burner for me lately, so it was nice to be pushed to make something from start to finish for somebody else.

 

I have also been trying to eat healthier. I realized that there have literally been sequential weeks in this year that I haven’t eaten a single fruit. It costs money to buy groceries (shocking!), so I’ve been pretty much living off of old food from my job when we don’t sell it to be frugal. It’s all vegan, of course, but not necessarily balanced and healthy to only be eating that stuff. There’s only so much nutrition in a chocolate muffin, vegan or not… ;P I’m already feeling so much better just by incorporating more raw fruits and vegetables. I’d love to try going fully raw for a few weeks and see what that’s like, but it is just entirely out of my budget right now!

 

Trying to eat healthier. 🙌 Avocados are a good start, right? 💁🏻 #vegansofig #avocado #vegan #vegansofny

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Anyway, super excited to get back to posting here more regularly. I need to be more disciplined. I have been wanting to do a weekly or at least bi-weekly art post of things I’ve created, but I just have been totally unmotivated lately. The warm spring weather here though, in addition to the news of my acceptance to FIT has given me a bit of a push, so expect to hear more from me in the coming weeks! 🙂

Andrea

…and, done.

I submitted my application to FIT, so the rush is over. I actually made some fun projects in my limited time to work on them.

See more here.

I’m actually very excited about going back to school. I hope that I am accepted and get into the one year program for an associate’s degree and then I can see what I want to do from there. If anyone reading has been to FIT, I’d love to hear about your experiences!

On Sunday I had a really nice day with my friend walking through Manhattan, eating deliciously at Red Bamboo, and taking photos. There was even a classical pianist at Washington Square Park which was nice. I don’t go into the city enough!

Anyway, It was so nice out, and it continues to be nice this week. The snow is melting too fast! The sun is great and comfy, but I actually really wouldn’t mind another blizzard…

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bag, cardigan, jeans – thrifted // shoes – vegan doc martens // scarf – gift // hat – neff // top – modcloth

Some potential life changes have been set into motion. After probably too much hesitation, I have decided to apply to go back to school. Thankfully, I already have most of what I need together with just five days until the application deadline now. There are going to be a few sleepless nights until then. Hopefully I make it in. I also got a second job, which I was not expecting! I’m super excited to get back to being a student and getting into some new things.

It is also just so incredibly nice today that I was comfortable even without sleeves. Ridiculous! I guess this snow won’t be sticking around for too long.

Loving running this blog so far as well, even if I’m still a bit embarrassed about it when I’m asked about it in real life. I’m weird.

Andrea