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SPRANG BREAK!!

I don’t know if I’ve ever been more eager for a vacation…

It is finally Spring Break here at FIT! Last weekend, Students quickly began filing out of the dorms with their suitcases packed and a smile on their face. I don’t think it’s just me – everyone’s brains are fried. Especially after this depressing winter that’s lasted WAY too long, we need some time off. Preferably in a tropical climate.

I went upstate Friday night for a few days to start of my Spring Break. Mother Nature was in a FABULOUS mood on Saturday. It was about 75 degrees! My ginger skin sizzled in the sun but I was not complaining at all. The weekend felt like summer and my mind, body and soul were all so confused. It’s like we skipped spring and went straight to June.

And THEN Mother Nature being the moody b-word that she is decided to start snowing Tuesday night. REALLY?! You’re gonna act like that Mother Nature after what you just gifted us with?! I was almost in tears…but one thing was getting me through…

I’M GOING TO CALIFORNIA FOR A WEEK!

Yes, that’s right!. Tomorrow I’m leaving for California with some of my best friends! I have never been to California or the west coast. This trip is falling at the most perfect time – right before my last month of school. I will be able to get all of my pent up energy out in time for finals. (Ugh.)

But finals brings summer..and summer brings happy Brendan :)

I will be posting about my California adventures after my trip! As for you all, enjoy any sign of Spring you can find!

xx, Brendan

Three Things I Miss About New York

It’s a dreary day here in upstate New York, rain and fog. I’m sitting on my couch working on my online class and day dreaming of the city that I will be back in oh so soon. Winter break is a lovely thing, always much needed, and always very fun. However, sometimes I feel like it goes on for too long. I get stuck in a rut, and I need to be back in the city and back in my routine. Here are three things I miss most about being in New York City and at FIT!

1. Just going for a walk

I really miss being able to just leave my dorm without a plan and go on an adventure. New York is great in that way because you don’t need a destination. Something will catch your eye, a coffee shop, a clothing store, a street performer, a park bench. The possibilites are endless! My only real option in upstate New York is going to Target and spending too much money on things I don’t necessarily need! I’m SO looking forward to walks throughout the city this spring semester!

2. My internship

I am so lucky to first off have an internship and secondly, get along so well with the designer I intern for. Everyday I go into the studio I know I’m learning something. Even if I’m running looks to a magazine office or just pulling pictures online for inspiration, I’m pushing myself and absorbing what its like to be in the industry. I’m very much looking forward to going back to my internship this semester and seeing what is has in store for me!

3. My view

This may be corny and cliche, but I miss the view from my window at Kaufman. I live on the 13th floor, which means I have a pretty nice view. The Freedom Tower stands tall directly in front of me, I can see some of the river, and thousands of buildings in between. And the sunsets – well they’re just breath taking. Sometimes when I’m stressed I just take a minute a look out my window. I’m in New York City and this is my view! I shouldn’t be complaining about much!

 

xx, Brendan

How to Stay Busy: Winter Break Edition

With the beautiful 5 week break that FIT gives us, it may be difficult to not get bored.  While you could sleep your entire break away, there are some very productive, yet fun and relaxing things to do no matter where you live.  Here are some activities that are on my person winter break to do list that you can give a try as well:

  • Spend time with family and friends.  I haven’t been home for 4.5 months so seeing my loved ones is absolutely necessary.
  • Read.  There are so many good books that I have yet to read due to not having enough time.  Well, no there’s no excuse to not pick up a good read from the library.
  • Cook & Bake.  I’m so incredibly excited to cook and bake day in and day out.  My family and friends are about to be very happy with all the food I’m going to be cooking.  I plan on making double batches to donate to local places such as police officers, firefighters, and snow plowman.  They don’t get as much love as they should.  Check out Pinterest for food inspiration! (Careful, it’s addicting)
  • Photo shoots!  Even though I’m on break, there is no such thing as a break for a photography major.  I am super excited to be shooting again with all my friends and in a familiar atmosphere.
  • Sleeping.  While I did say not to sleep the entire winter break away, it is called break for a reason.
  • Random Acts of Kindness.  Get a few of your friends together and go around your town doing random acts of kindness such as paying for someone’s parking meter, lunch, or even leaving quarters attached to the vending machine.  You’ll make someone’s day and you’ll feel really great about yourself.  Give it a try!  You won’t regret it.

Happy Holidays!
xx,
Ashley