Today during my tour intro, I told my group that they we’re my last tour, ever. My last day of work and normal day on campus. Literally in between words, I felt my eyes tearing up. Today, it really hit me. I’m about to reach the biggest goal I’ve set for myself in my entire life…
I’m graduating college. This is going to be one of the most emotional weekends of my life.
Hey guys, so if you know me, you know I work for the Chicago Fire MLS team. Every year, the Fire hosts a big event called Arte de Fútbol. The event showcases Chicagoland artists who have original work that celebrates the beautiful game and everything it represents. They are looking for submissions right now! So, if you have something or would like to create something that showcases fútbol, nows your chance! You also have the opportunity to sell your work the night of the showcase as well.
Deadline to submit is April 22. The event itself is May 16th. I encourage you all to submit! Also, if you just want to attend the event, it’s really awesome. I went last year! Plus, the first team will be there hanging out! Hellooooo Marco Pappa! ;)
The PDF for the submissions information can be found here. If you have other questions, feel free to ask me!
hey! yes, i am a Columbia student! well, not for much longer, i’m graduating this may. :) but i studied marketing/public relations. i’ve been there all four years, and i absolutely loved it. if i could do it all over again, i totally would, lol! i was always super involved and stuff. what major are you interested in studying?
where are you transferring from? i think you may find the “dorm” life a bit different than state schools (if thats where youre coming from). forgive me now, haha. im about to nerd out on campus information.. im a tour guide at the college, haha.
at columbia, 80% of the “dorms” are actually apartment style… which means they have a full kitchen and living room. i don’t know where you are from, but if you’ve never been in chicago, or lived in a big city, you might want to consider that route. just so you can get the feel of the city, and it’s basically like, apartment living. with those apt setups, you can either have a shared room, which are quite spatious, or you can opt for a private room so it’s just you and 3 other roommates, but you all have a private room.. but those are going to be a little more expensive.
if you HAVE lived in a big city, or know your way around chicago, then i’d definitely say, if you feel okay about it, to try and find off campus housing. i wont lie, it’s a LOT cheaper. and of course, you’re on your own.. so no RA’s or anything like that.
as for dorm recommendations they’re all actually really cool. i lived in dwight lofts my freshman year (i’ve been living off campus for the past 3).. the only thing is, when you’re applying for housing, you don’t get to pick the building. you only get to choose the style of housing.. (2 bed/shared, 4 bed/single, suite style) and they place you in a building based off your 1, 2, 3 choices.
if you haven’t already, i’d actually recommend you to visit the college and take a general campus tour. you can schedule them online, or call the office, 312.369.7220 —like i said, i’m a tour guide, so if you want, you can just ask to be on one of my tours.. my name is Alicia, lol. if not, just set one up at your connivence there’s like 14 of us. but we’ll take you to go see housing and then show you around the campus so you can see the departments of your choice. fyi, we tour plymouth court tues-thurs and we tour dwight mon, fri + sat. so, if you’re interested in one over the other, shoot for those days. :)
i hope i helped you out! …if you need anything else, or more information, recommendations on neighborhoods or whatever, just let me know. :)
Earlier today, a girl stopped me at Plymouth Court asking if I was a tour guide on campus. After answering yes, she told me she was on my tour almost a year ago to this day and that I was the reason she chose Columbia. She said I was “normal and real”. Now, she’s in her second semester, studying public relations and sports marketing and couldn’t be happier. She absolutely loves it.
I think sometimes we forget to recognize the impact we have on others based on our own experiences. Whether its for your job, an interview, or just a regular conversation, we have the power to inspire those around us.
I’m so happy to have run into this student today. It definitely made my entire week. This is why I do the work I do. It’s corny, but I can honestly say I live what I love and I’m so happy to share that with younger people every singe day.
did you know that you and i have 14,300 messages back and forth to each other on facebook? over the course of 1 year. that probably more messages than i have with all of my other friends combined. and now, we haven’t said one word to each other in almost three months.
i probably wont ever forgive you, but its just crazy after so much, were not even friends.
sucks when home doesn’t feel like home anymore…
Nice guys may actually exist.
Ran into my ex yesterday and he did something to completely get under my skin. Funny though, I was hanging out with some friends after and he came up in conversation. Found out a ton of things I wasn’t aware of during the end of our relationship. It’s funny because he fell for tricks someone else was playing to the multiples. In turn, our relationship ended, for reasons more than one. You screwed up boy, you really screwed up.
Never the less, because of his irresponsibility and carelessness, I couldn’t be more happy to be out of that relationship. I also couldn’t be more happy to regain friendships that we’re lost because of him.
In the end, I came out on top. :)
Been wanting to get back on track with my health before my big move to California. I’ve heard great reviews about this work out. If you’d like, join my through my journey. I just completed day 1. If this goes how I hope, upon my last day, I’ll post before and after photos of my achievements.
Good Luck, :)
I’m not really sure. I’m probably over thinking it though…
Yeah, I’m probably over thinking it.
If you know me, you know how much I was in love with my last boyfriend. If you’re close to me, you’ve probably witnessed me cry at least once over the past months because of our break up. It was the worst, drawn out, emotionally draining break up I’ve ever had. I still struggle with it everyday.
I realized today though, the reason behind our break up being so hard is because we didn’t have a normal break up. I didn’t leave the relationship because I fell out of love or because I found someone else. I left the relationship because I had more respect for myself than he did.
It took me a little while to learn this concept, self worth. During the time we dated, I was so blinded by the love and intimacy that we shared together that I let moments of contempt and weakness breeze by without notice. Having it carry on led me to become weak and forget standards I had set for myself by lessons learned from my past.
Now, I know I could have avoided all of the heartache and tears for months if I had just listend to those around me, but sometimes your heart just over powers everything. Regardless if it was the right thing to do or not, I learned something either way. Everyone has a breaking point and fortunately although unfortunately, I reached mine.
Reflecting upon everything that happened between him and me, I’m actually disappointed in the both of us. I can’t really speak for him, because right about now, he acts like he never liked me, ever, which completely sucks, but I feel like we overstayed our welcome in each others lives by a lot. We definitely could have avoided the hostility we feel towards each other if we ended things a lot earlier, or worked things out in a different way. But regardless, what happened happened. I definitely learned from it, and I learned that above all, I need to think about myself and make sure that I am happy and respected.
One thing that I can thank him for through all of this is that I’m raising my standards for the next guy that comes along. I will not tolerate addiction. I will not tolerate disrespect. I will not tolerate lies, and I’m definitely not going to tolerate fighting the way he and I did. It’s never okay for a man to raise his voice at a woman, let alone call her a whore or a dumb bitch. The next time a significant other swears at me in a demeaning way, I’m walking right then and there. I watched my father do it to my mother my entire life and I walked right into the same relationship. For that, I’m angry with myself.
Knowing that we’re not together still hurts me sometimes, but I know it was the right choice for me. For the time being, I don’t want to see you, talk to you, text you, hear your voice, let alone your name, but please believe me when I say, it’s not because I hate you. I don’t hate you.. I don’t think I ever could. I just need to move on.
And you know what? It’s finally happening.
I just celebrated my 22nd birthday last week and for a while, leading up to, I was really nervous. I couldn’t grasp my mind around that concept that you wouldn’t be there with me, considering the fact that last year for my 21st birthday, we were on vacation together in California. I realized how significant you were in my life last year, and how, almost in an instant, you were gone. It stings to think about that, but I need to realize that nothing in life is permanent, though everything in life is a lesson.
As long as I remember the good times we had, I’ll definitely be okay. I believe this because I’m starting to trust people again; I’m starting to be happy again. I’m not crying over bad memories because someone is showing me respect that I deserve and is giving me reason to genuinely smile, everyday. I’m starting to make new memories. Slowly, but surely, I’m moving on.
makes me irritated. I should have never been dwelling over missing you. Even though I still do, I know we’re over for the right reasons. Even though you’re telling people it was my fault, I stood up for your mistakes and helped you makes excuses. But I realized there was no excuse for what you did. I’m not doing that anymore. The fact that you can’t man up and own up to those wrong doings and apologize to a woman that gave you everything is completely heinous. You’re in such a downward spiral, I’m not even sure you can pull yourself out now.
no matter how shitty he treated me, on matter how wrong i know he is for me, he’s still the one person i cant get off my mind.
what do you do when you just miss the person you fell in love with? …what do you do when they aren’t the same person anymore..
…late night frustration. i can’t sleep at all. i honestly just feel like part of me is missing and it kills me.
i miss the old you.
..regardless of us being together, the things you do out of spite still hurt me. ..and i still cry.