Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Walk in the Woods

"I don't care if loneliness kills me, I don't want to love somebody else"


So life has been really great lately! The weather is finally getting cooler, turning into that beautiful, crisp fall air. I've been waiting for the days of wearing sweaters and drinking tea and exploring the woods surrounded by falling leaves.

The other day, my friends and I went on a scenic walk through a forest area in our town. It was absolutely beautiful out, so we took advantage of that and took some nice photos! Although we did get lost a couple times, it was a fun adventure for a few hours! Looking forward to doing it again when autumn is in full swing.

dress and shoes from Ross • socks from Target
It was such a fun afternoon/evening! 
Also, the play is going very well! Our set is built and we've finished blocking. We're working on memorization right now and are doing our second full run of the show tonight. We're also going to take publicity photos with some ideas of our costumes! Hopefully I'll be able to share some of those shots later.

With love,

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Blocking, Speeches, and Walking

"Sure it's delusional, creepy, insane, but since she strutted in I haven't been the same"
~Delusional, Charlie Allen


So life has been pretty good lately. The weather has been pretty weird though; it's rained or thunderstormed almost every day, except for today! Today's weather was actually PERFECT. It was 65 with a slight breeze and not humid at all! Definitely a great day to go for a walk!

thrifted top • dress, purse, and shoes from Ross • Charlotte Russe Sunglasses
I'm trying to appreciate the great season of autumn by going outside a lot. This is definitely when the weather is best. It's chilly and beautiful outside! Can't wait to wear more sweaters and warm socks!

thrifted sweater and shorts
 Another new thing is last Thursday I had to give a speech for a class, and I think it went pretty well! Now I have to watch a DVD recording my teacher took of my speech and reflect on about no. I did like giving the speech though. It was on something I'm passionate about, which is theater!
Speaking of theater, we started rehearsal for the play this week! Let me tell you, it is really a lot of fun. Seriously, I have never loved working with a cast as much as this one. Everyone is so uplifting and caring and lively and really tons of fun! I love getting along with everyone so much! We started blocking on Wednesday, and it's been pretty tough to do. There's a big set and lots of things going on throughout the play, so it's pretty complicated! Also, since I'm the lead (yep, no real male lead, no counterparts, I am the sole lead!! Ah!!), I am on stage for most of the show and I move around a lot, so my blocking has been pretty complex. Not to mention I have a crap ton of lines to memorize...

at rehearsal last night with my new friends Kara and Robert

So yeah! Life has been pretty good lately. That's all for now, and I hope the good vibes last!

With love,

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Back in the 906!

Hello hello! It's been awhile since I've had a chance update. Mainly, I've just been adjusting to life as I enter my sophomore year of college! It's pretty crazy when I really think about it! To top off the summer, I said farewell to my beautiful friends in one of my favorite places ever: downtown Waukesha.

It really was sad to say see ya later...but I'm hoping we can all do a trip up to my other home here in the UP this fall! These wonderful people are super loyal, so I never worry about distance coming between us.

But here I am back in Marquette! Since I've gotten here, I've embarked on many wonderful experiences with my college friends. From drag shows to hikes to slumber parties, there really hasn't been a dull moment! Here's a little photo gallery to sum up the past month of adventures.
This is my roommate Courtney! Courtney and I met last summer at Orientation. Both scared wee lil freshies, we quickly bonded and stuck out our first year together. Courtney is from a small town in the UP, so even more up northy than where we go to school. Needless to say, when her and my silly Wisconsin/Chicago land self combined, 'twas quite an adventure. This year, we decided to room together and have both enjoyed the experience of being friends with your roommate! This involves a lot of toaster oven shenanigans and late night lack of sleep chats. It's certainly a party in room 127 this fall! ;D
With our friend Kirstan. Aren't my friends beautiful?!
Chilling with Kirstan and Em at dead River falls!
On top of Sugarloaf mountain!

One of our favorite activities to do together when we're not dying over schoolwork is to go hiking with our friends Kirstan and Emily! These photos were taken at Dead River Falls, a waterfall and hiking area and Sugarloaf mountain which is a scenic area and a very nice day hike! I feel very lucky to live in an area where I can do these things whenever I'd like!
Look at that clear blue water!

Now it wouldn't be a fun time in Marquette if it wasn't for the beautiful and wonderful person that is Jess Gula. Truly the Ann to my Leslie, I usually call her an elegant swan a few times a day. Normal stuff, right?
Jess looking swell in a hat.

Basically, this chic is my rock and I love hangin out in her apartment and making Dino Mac and Cheese and chicken wings, or driving around good ol Marquette talking about life. We're both on Student Goverment, which was they beautiful fate that caused us to meet last year. It's been a whirlwind, ladies and gents. God bless her for dealing with this hot mess.
me in my natural essence.

So to move on from that pic to a much more aesthetically pleasing section of this blog... Let me introduce you to Brian!

Alright I definitely lied, but I still really appreciate this photo. It sums up our friendship which truly revolves around the fact we're both insane. But, in the midst of said insanity we enjoy cooking food in the sketchy basement, wandering around Marquette taking photos, and causing literally everyone we know to question whether or not we're a really annoying couple or just two people who probably shouldn't have met...but who did and plan to cause as much havock as possible. We always say that we are the human embodiment of what would happen if a dog and a cat became friends.

Most photogenic friends of 2015

"Quick, take a photo!!!!!!!!!11111"

He also likes to hack my social media and send snapchats to everyone I've ever known ever.... Like this one:
Because my entire contacts list needs to 
see that. Thanks!

All joking aside, he is a very solid friend and I am quite lucky. We actually did a photo shoot the other day, and some of the pictures turned out really nice! Here's a few of em: I could probably do a whole post on that later!

This one was my personal favorite^
I call this one: Cecilia attempting to be street.

So even though I'm drowning in schoolwork already and working like 15 hours a week, life is good. My job is actually amazing- I'm a tutor at the Writing Center here on campus and I really enjoy it. I have very little to complain about. Although I miss home, I know I have family and friends who love and miss me too.
I miss you CL. See ya soon 😘