I got accepted into grad school and looking forward so much to the classes this fall! I’ll be focusing on creative nonfiction writing and will work on other genres as well. This summer, I hope to draw inspiration for my writing from any travels. So, I’m keeping a journal to jot down any notes and thoughts along the way. There’s something I like about having an element of traditional, the journal, mixed with any mobile tech I use in writing about travel.
Ornate architecture around Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge.
I spotted this Ireland car sticker yesterday and had to take a picture. Perfect timing when I saw it, because my phone battery was running low and going back to our car later, the car with the sticker was no longer there. I think some of my ancestors were from County Mayo, too.
Some photos from a trip to Valley Forge yesterday as National Park Week 2013 comes to a close.
In honor of National Park Week, a few photos of the ones I’ve visited over the years.
Friends & Plans
One of my friends and I had to reschedule meeting up to go to the movies for the weekend following original plans. That brought our movie outing to St. Patty’s Day, to see “Oz: The Great and Powerful.” I loved it, of course and so did my friend. The main cast members are all favorites of mine; amazing special effects! Another friend couldn’t make it, but we hope to all meet up in May to see “The Great Gatsby.” We’re also working more on plans to go up to NYC for the day to see “Wicked” on Broadway and do some sightseeing. Some possible sightseeing / dining plans for whenever we go, sometime in spring:
- Central Park
- Carnegie Deli
- Serendipity 3
- Bryant Park
- Madame Tussauds
- The Strand Bookstore
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral
I can’t wait to visit NYC again!
Preparing for grad school
Last weekend, I attended a grad school open house and since then have been working on the application process. So far, I’m getting writing samples together but I have to re-type them up with the required formatting (headers, double-spacing, etc.) and into Word files. I don’t have that on my Macbook, but that’s no problem since another computer at home does. Anyway, I’m looking forward to the opportunities ahead and I’ll be pretty busy then, too; as early as this fall. At the same time, I’ll have a lot of new things to share on social media. I’m hoping to enroll in a study abroad program as well during my time as a grad student. I’ll definitely be taking a lot of photos in that case!
Beyond gathering writing samples and editing them, I have to contact previous schools for my transcripts. There is one which I hope that process won’t be too difficult, considering that the school name changed. Plus, the program I took a long time ago doesn’t exist anymore. I think it might be because the program offerings began to focus on other career fields based on changes in the economy.
Well, I can’t wait to see what the future brings with this next step in educational pursuits!
Beautiful vintage book about Paris!
While in West Chester, I stopped in at Baldwin’s Book Barn (first heard about it on Tumblr and wanted to check it out). So many great books and I love the cozy atmosphere. I’m planning to go back soon because I only looked around the first floor and already had four books in my hands. I didn’t buy the book in the one photo, but just loved the pretty details on it!