12 Noms for 2012. Inspired by this blog, I plan to bake a cake (or some kinda baked good) from scratch every month for a year. I think it's doable.
Keep a Journal. FOR REAL THIS TIME. Whether it be this blog, or actually keeping a physical journal, I want to start recording my life.
Run. I want to try and run at least a mile every day. I know it's easier if I just get into a routine, so here's to figuring out a routine!
Write More Letters. I have to since Susie is going out on a mission, and she'll kill me if I don't :}
Make more efficient use of my time. Unplug and go outside!!
Be Positive. Simple enough.
As much as I like making New Years Resolutions, I'll be the first to admit that I never really follow through on them. I think it's a good way to start the year motivated and excited though. Hopefully this year, I'll be better :]
The 21 Killahz. I couldn't have chosen a better group to be with while getting my BFA. They are so funny, talented, and caring. They make the program so much fun and easier when times are stressful. I can't believe it's already been a year since we all got accepted, and we only have a year left. They are definitely a big reason 2011 was so awesome :]
Alexander and I were reunited, and I can't be more grateful. It's a beautiful feeling knowing you've found the person you want to spend forever with. Especially when you know you'll be laughing the entire time.
Best Family Trip
My family and I were blessed enough to take a trip to Hawaii together. It was a very fun experience and adventurous trip full of food, sun and rain.
San Diego Comic-Con 2011. I can't even describe the madness and glory that is encompassed within four days. Draining, but so worth it. Can't wait for it to all happen again in 2012 because this time the Hobbit will be there, and Bear will be there too to nerd out with me!
Best Harry Celebration
Kimberly and I during our annual Harry Potter Party in celebration of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 2. Good-bye HP movie franchise! I will not forget thee.
Best Way to End the 2011 School Year
A trip to San Francisco with the 21 Killahz. After all of the stress we endured the last few weeks, we deserved it. The trip included my first dim sum experience in China Town, and the most amazing bacon cheeseburger, garlic fries, potato pesto pizza, there ever was.
Best Carne Asada Fries
A beautiful meal near Disneyland.
Best Mini Roadtrip
Bear and my mini, rock climbing road trip this past summer. Beautiful.
Adventure Time Zombieeee. BRAAAINNNZZZ.
I'm excited for what 2012, because I know it's going to be a big year. Can't wait!
I have no life. I go to class, and work on projects and presentations. When I'm not working on projects, I'm in the studio to continue working on projects/presentations. When I'm not actually working on school work, I'm sleeping. Oh and I am occasionally burning some calories dancing, swimming, and doing cardio.
fresh&easy is food heaven. Pesto hummus, rooibos tea, rice & bean chips... it's a beautiful, fantasyland.
I miss Disneyland and it's magic and pineapple whips.
I'm thankful for Heavenly Father's love and every blessing in my life.
I'm trying to focus on being positive and confident in my design work.
I should be doing scripture study more diligently.
I miss hanging out with my bff, Josh.
I'm REALLY thankful for Heavenly Father's mercy.
My hair is the longest it's ever been. It's kind of out of control...
So school has started, and the 21K had a sweet reunion. We all came to the pool party that LaMar threw, and it was great seeing everyone and catching up. We're a pretty tight knit group, and I love it. This semester is supposed to the most challenging program of the semester, and I believe it. There's only been 2 weeks of school and I've already had to give 2 presentations. Short presentations, but coming from a person who has absolutely no public speaking skills, that's asking a lot...
So this semester we're taking Package Design with Tor and Branding with Sunook. Both classes have set the bar, but it sounds really exciting. I'm excited to get back in to the creative groove. In Tor's class we're trying to do sustainable packaging, and I decided to do rock climbing rope. My concept makes sense, I'm just hoping my execution comes through. As for Branding... we're branding one of our classmates. We're supposed to get to know them as a client, find some kind of product or what not and brand that based on our classmates attributes and character. Or at least I think that's what we're doing... That class is something else...
I'm also taking 5D: Designing for the Futureee with Tanya. That class is really small. about 15-18 people, but I don't mind. The class is a little hard to swallow sometimes, because you'll be on board one class, and completely confused the next, but this is a completely new class so we're the guinea pigs. It's a concept class and we're designing just as the class states -- "for the future" with all of this crazy Minority Report type technology. It's interesting...
I'm excited to see what challenges I can overcome as a designer and what I can produce this semester. In our branding class, we had to anonymously tell each classmate one good quality about them and one "constructive criticism," and got a lot of "self doubtful" and "worrisome" type qualities, so I'm working on it. I'm just going to be confident and a little more experimental with my designs. :]