HEY EVERYONE! How are you guys?..............GREAT! How am I? Thank you for asking! I've been doing well!

I started taking Sketch 201 at UCB last week. I had a lot of trouble getting into the writing spirit for my first class and couldn't think of an idea that would work for that first day. I decided to finish a sketch I started at UCB almost 2 years ago and it turned out pretty funny. I got a lot of positive feedback and helpful hints for touching it up a bit. I forgot how much I loved writing. It's so fun to put something down on paper. I felt so accomplished actually doing something with that sketch since it had been sitting for a while.

A couple days ago I noticed how much I've been changing over the past couple years. On the left was almost a year ago and on the right was just last week. I've become a lot more confident and comfortable in my own skin over the last year and a half and it's been really freeing and comforting. It just made me realize how much I've changed since high school.

Me at 17 (left) and me at 22 (right, but that's a given)
I put this photoset on Tumblr recently to show how different I look now, even though I still kind of look the same. Back then I was always nervous and uncomfortable and wore clothes that didn't always work because I was too afraid to try anything flattering. I was afraid of talking to people and being myself. A couple years ago I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't embarrass easily like back then and I've kept that promise for the most part. I am a lot more open now that I'm not afraid of what people think of me. 

In fun news that has nothing to do with anything I went out for drinks last night with Christian and his sister/my bestie Sarah to celebrate Christian's new full time job!

I am incredibly proud of Christian. He's making such strides in his life which can be difficult and scary but he deserves to move forward more than anyone I know. Going out with him and Sarah was just really fun and I love hanging out with them. They're so different but you can still tell they're related with their facial expressions and similar mannerisms. I love them both so much.

So yeah, not too much is going on with me but enough that I could dedicate a post about it. Thank you for getting this far!