Moving Along

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It is unfortunate and quite weird to find someone who takes seven years to attain a Bachelor’s Degree, but I am one of those rarities. It wasn’t my original plan to spend this long as an undergraduate and changing my major between music and psychology so many times, but in my seven years working to attain my undergraduate degree, it has taught me that I can change my decision and my life plan as many times as I want until I finally find what I want to — and what I’m supposed to — do. Before last month, my plans for after graduation were nowhere to be found if I wasn’t accepted into graduate school…

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Women’s Pressure to be Perfect

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Females nowadays are pressured more to be accepted into society and they pay a heavy price to be able to. Not just the mass media, but all of the American society has created the image that women have to be a certain pant/dress size, wear certain brands of clothes and makeup, being tan, — I mean, I can go on for days — yet what the media portrays beauty, not even the models are considered perfect. This is because photos are Photoshopped to a degree where even the model states “that’s not what I actually look like” and they post the original photo outtake from the photoshoot to show that they’re not as perfect as…

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I Don’t Know About You, But I’m Feeling Twenty-…

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You never know how much you’ve grown until something suddenly happens and your reaction is completely different from what it would’ve been like a year before. I just turned twenty-five and I feel like I’ve matured more in the past few months than I have the past seven years. It’s weird how you can be a grown woman and still be as immature as a teenage girl. Granted, I still have my immature moments — being my age and finishing up my bachelor’s degree while everyone I graduated with are married with kids and have careers — but I can confidently say that I don’t care what people think of me anymore. Everyone has their…

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

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“If you can’t love yourself, how do you expect someone else to love you?” Those words are true to a point, but to people like me, it means we will never be loved in the way we want to be loved. As hard as I’ve been trying — and I’ve been trying devastatingly hard — to even begin liking myself, it’s difficult to even like yourself, let alone love yourself when you’ve had the life I’ve had and have the highest fear of rejection than anyone I have ever met on top of that. You don’t need to love yourself to be able to find someone who will love you too. If you’re as emotionally…

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Moving Along

urockiesopenhouse

It is unfortunate and quite weird to find someone who takes seven years to attain a Bachelor’s Degree, but I am one of those rarities. It wasn’t my original plan to spend this long as an undergraduate and changing my major between music and psychology so many times, but in my seven years working to attain my undergraduate degree, it has taught me that I can change my decision and my life plan as many times as I want until I finally find what I want to — and what I’m supposed to — do. Before last month, my plans for after graduation were nowhere to be found if I wasn’t accepted into graduate school…

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Women’s Pressure to be Perfect

tam_mothers-miss_rep

Females nowadays are pressured more to be accepted into society and they pay a heavy price to be able to. Not just the mass media, but all of the American society has created the image that women have to be a certain pant/dress size, wear certain brands of clothes and makeup, being tan, — I mean, I can go on for days — yet what the media portrays beauty, not even the models are considered perfect. This is because photos are Photoshopped to a degree where even the model states “that’s not what I actually look like” and they post the original photo outtake from the photoshoot to show that they’re not as perfect as…

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I Don’t Know About You, But I’m Feeling Twenty-…

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You never know how much you’ve grown until something suddenly happens and your reaction is completely different from what it would’ve been like a year before. I just turned twenty-five and I feel like I’ve matured more in the past few months than I have the past seven years. It’s weird how you can be a grown woman and still be as immature as a teenage girl. Granted, I still have my immature moments — being my age and finishing up my bachelor’s degree while everyone I graduated with are married with kids and have careers — but I can confidently say that I don’t care what people think of me anymore. Everyone has their…

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

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“If you can’t love yourself, how do you expect someone else to love you?” Those words are true to a point, but to people like me, it means we will never be loved in the way we want to be loved. As hard as I’ve been trying — and I’ve been trying devastatingly hard — to even begin liking myself, it’s difficult to even like yourself, let alone love yourself when you’ve had the life I’ve had and have the highest fear of rejection than anyone I have ever met on top of that. You don’t need to love yourself to be able to find someone who will love you too. If you’re as emotionally…

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My Dream Is… #DreamCampaign

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The lovely ladies at Coast to Coast Central have teamed up with Go International and launched the Dream Campaign to share their dream with others and help inspire others to go for and live out their dreams. I thought this was such a wonderful idea, I decided to be a part of it and posted my dream on instagram. I was contacted by Lindsey at Coast to Coast to be featured in their My Dream Is: 6 Girls, 6 Dreams blog that was posted yesterday and I felt honored because my dream is much different from others’ dreams and they wanted to know more about my dream. Here is my little mini interview from the…

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Photography: Lightroom 4 Post-Production

I was just recently hired to photograph a wedding and reception for one of the girls I used to dance with and it got me thinking: not only do I need to read up on wedding photography, but I also should work a little longer in post-production to achieve more professional-looking photos. I downloaded Adobe Lightroom 4 because I’ve discovered it’s got big improvements to make the post-production process somewhat easier than the previous version. Since I’m waiting on a friend to free up some time tonight so I could photograph my next photography assignment, I decided to grab a few old photos (from photoshoots and Rockies games) to work on in the meantime. Click…

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