The Big Apple

The First Day To A New Year

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Sara, here. I almost forgot my blog exists. Sorry for the delay. Anyways, today is my first day of my senior year in college. Where did time go? Such a bittersweet feeling. I can vividly remember living in my freshman dorm, and now I am living in my own house with my long time best friend, Jennifer. Oh, how fast things change. I guess you could say I have mixed emotions about this year. But, for now all I can do is think positive. If anything, I am ready to grow even more as a person. On another note, our house is super cute. Of course. My mom decorated most of it, so what do you expect? We’ve had a lot of issues with the plumbing, cable installation and ants, but other than that everything has been fab. This morning I had my DHM (Design) and Human Heredity class. My first class is at 8 a.m. and then my second is at 10:30 a.m. Later, I have Theoretical Thinking at 1 p.m. Pretty easy so far. However, easy is an understatement when I am taking 18 hours. Jenn and I have a pretty good drop off and pick up routine. Our schedules do not conflict. Other than that, social life has been good. I guess you could say I have already had my fair share of Stillwater’s Strip. So much fun. Well, this is it for now. Peace.

Weak At The Knees

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The alarm clock went off at 7:30 a.m., and for some odd reason I could not get up. I had a fight with my alarm clock, and I had won. I pressed snooze about two times, and fell back asleep. It is not like I didn’t get enough sleep last night. I was probably in the middle of a dream and wanted to finish it. When I got to work, I casually checked my emails and caught up with Bree. I haven’t seen that chick in ages. Well, since last Wednesday. She’s just great. Too bad we were never good friends when we WENT TO THE SAME COLLEGE. I wrote two blog posts, before going street spotting in Lower East Side/SoHo. We had the worst luck spotting today. People were so rude. I got declined like 20 times. The weather was in the high-80’s. So hot, but not as toasty as it has been. Thanks to the rain. We got back to the office around 3:30 p.m., and then Lara and I had a meeting with Kristin and Mimi to discuss the E-internship program. After, I worked on Thre.ad’s trend challenge chart. I left the office around 6 p.m. and then went home to Mexican leftovers. I spent the rest of the evening with my roommates, catching up and watching t.v.

All By My Lonesome

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I woke up around 7:45 a.m. to say goodbye to Miss Alli. Her taxi picked her up outside of EHS to take her to the airport around 8 a.m. I was sad to say goodbye. It was such a wonderful visit. After she left, I went to the gym for a quick, 30 minute workout and then got ready for work. I was all by my lonesome again. I stopped at Starbucks for a skinny, vanilla latte and made my way to work. I told myself I would never go to Starbucks again. However, I was running a little late and I did not have any other options close to my work. I wrote another blog post for Thre.ad this morning, and then worked on Thre.ad’s E-internship program packet with Lara. Later, Kristin and I went to an ENK Tradeshow. It was pretty interesting. Different vendors were there and we were given a sneak peak of their Fall fashion lines. Even though it was all menswear, it was still really neat. We exchanged contact information with a few of the vendors we found interesting, and then made our way back to the office. The rest of the day was pretty slow. I did not have much to do in the office. Around 6 p.m., I was ready to skedaddle. I made my way home to a nice, made bed. Thanks to Alli. Two shows I watch were on t.v. Pretty Little Liars and Jane by Design. So, I cuddled up in my bed, ate some cereal and watched those. I fell asleep pretty early. It was a long, tiring day.

By James Patterson

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Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity. And you’re keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls—family, health, friends, integrity—are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered. And once you truly understand the lesson of the five balls, you will have the beginnings of balance in your life.