what has senior year done to me


hello everyone! I’m Em and I’m a college senior who’ll be headed to medical school in the fall. I have had the absolute worst case of senioritis this year. finding the motivation to get through this semester has been tough, so I’m starting this blog in hopes that it’ll keep me on track. you probably won’t be seeing very many aesthetic posts here. just me being the messy mess of a person I am.

About me:

  • I work in productive bursts! when I’m not feeling inspired, nothing gets done. this is a problem
  • I’d like to think that my aesthetic comprises minty greens and blues but let’s be real, what aesthetic?
  • I’ve spent more than $100 on umbrellas that I keep losing. I finally decided to stick to raincoats a few weeks ago.
  • for fun, I read (mostly YA, although I’ve been really into family drama-type books recently)
  • I also stress bake (love this cranberry tart recipe I just tried!)
  • I’ve been listening to Carly Rae Jepsen’s Emotion pretty much non-stop for the past year

Goals for this semester:

  1. write an excellent honors thesis in sociology
  2. keep up with classes! (currently in cell bio, immunology, and race/ethnic relations)
  3. cook a quality meal once a week
  4. strengthen my relationships with the the people around me

hey hey hey everyone, i need your help! i am making a zine (for what is essentially my senior project) and i need YOU!

so here is the deal - 
i am illustrating pieces of advice for adolescents, as my project for the last 3 years has been an exploration of youth. i am compiling the advice and stories and consolations of those who have experienced, firsthand, the trials of being a teenager.
this is very open-ended, tell me about the most important thing(s) you learned in high school - not just that you should have joined more clubs or done your work on time - but about discovering what makes you happy, sad, tired, anything. about heartbreak, about joy, about that house party where you cried, about being ~in love~, or not being in love. tell me about that thing that happened last summer that you can’t forget about, tell me why, send me the text that you have saved on your phone from two years ago. give me some words, sentences, poems, stories, somethings (which you have written of course) that represent the important things that have happened to you or near you or within you somewhere between your first day of freshman year and being handed your diploma. tell me what mattered, what matters.

if i use your words, i will mail you a print of my drawings/illustrations that will accompany it, along with another drawing and little surprises. and of course you will receive credit for your writing in my pieces and in the overall zine. we will be in private contact of course so that i can get your mailing address, etc. 

please email what you’ve got to say to srwestart@gmail.com (within the next week or so probably) and we will be in contact! feel totally free to message me/email me with any questions or comments or whatever, i’d be very happy to talk with you! and finally, even if you are not sure what to say but you know/have followers who might, i would be so appreciative if you reblogged this!!!