Anonymous asked:

Did you really get a new tattoo??

illustrious creativity. Answer:

I did ! Its a tiny one behind my right ear, I got the virgo constellation in honor of my best friend Stacy Barnum and she got a small bow & arrow behind her ear for me, a sagittarius ! 

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To add to that bit of advice:

You will hear literally EVERYONE complain about freshman. I can’t even tell you how many times I heard people complain about freshman in passing conversation during my first week. It does usually only last a week though. Don’t worry about them. They were once in your very same position too. They’re just bitter because they’ve already been dealing with x amount year of school. But really, just ignore them, if you don’t bother anyone, no one will bother you. Seriously, just enjoy it. 

And think about this; There are all kinds of first years in your college beyond just freshmen. There are people who have transferred from other colleges, other programs, other states, and even other countries ! So don’t feel like you’re alone, you’re really not ;) 

Anonymous asked:

With school starting for a lot of people tomorrow, do you have any advice for incoming college freshman?

illustrious creativity. Answer:

My advice to incoming college freshman is this:

First off, don’t be scared or nervous. College is really no big deal in the grand scheme of it all. It’s an incredible new place with countless resources to draw from when it comes to your education, social life, and over all future. 

Don’t expect to make friends right away but be open to meeting new people ! I met a handful of people my first week of school and although I never saw them much again around campus I’m happy to have encountered them and I was happy I struck up conversation. The key is to remember this; don’t care what anyone else thinks about you because chances are they have no opinion about you. As far as upper classmen go they don’t have the time to be snoody and judgmental the way people could be in high school and they don;t have time to care about lil freshman. But being honest people are normally pretty friendly if you are. 

I remember sitting at tables with random people during my breaks, asking if it was okay that I sat there, and I met cool people who had really cool advice to offer. I even made a good friend who was a third year art major & we’d run into each other from time to time & he’d always let me know on what was going on in the art department. Networking is a great thing. 

I guess the REAL key here is to just humble yourself and be open and willing. It’s not about being the cool kid on campus here. 

As far as classes, they are definitely not as scary as they seem to be, definitely not at first anyway. GE’s can be some of the best parts of your day. All the teachers I’ve had have been pretty friendly or at least very approachable. High school makes out college profs out to be these big bad monsters but believe me when I say 95% of them really do want to see you succeed, you just have to want to too. 

Don’t be shy in your classes either, with your Profs and your peers. NEVER EVER be afraid to ask questions about anything to anyone. Most likely you’re gonna be with people just like you; Freshman who are just as eager to see what this whole college thing is about. Make friends !! I’m not saying you have to find your new bff right away but be open to meeting new people. It’ll help you in class too if you happen to miss a day or need help with something. Remember, humility.

I made one of my best friends my first semester of college and we ended up going to Japan together that spring break !!! CRAZY! 

I’m sure that’s what all freshman hear but just BE OPEN ! College is not a time for “what if’s”

I hope that helps even a little ! Good luck ~ 

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Its my last day before I hurl back into school and work… I’m lonely

I’m not saying I’m perfect or I know everything, obviously not. I’m just saying I’ve grown a lot in the last 5 years, so don’t I deserve a little respect? Let me learn and stumble and overcome and allow me to be humble enough to come to you when I need you and don’t make me feel ashamed or young because I can’t do everything by myself because really, who can?

"Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny."
- Mahatma Gandhi (via seeyouinsamsara)

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"People think they know you. They think they know how you’re handling a situation. But the truth is no one knows. No one knows what happens after you leave them, when you’re lying in bed or sitting over your breakfast alone and all you want to do is cry or scream. They don’t know what’s going on inside your head—the mind-numbing cocktail of anger and sadness and guilt. This isn’t their fault. They just don’t know. And so they pretend and they say you’re doing great when you’re really not. And this makes everyone feel better. Everybody but you."
- William H. Woodwell Jr. (via fawun)

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