I have this crazy idea that I’m an artist & as a result my room has turned into a homemade art gallery.
A few months ago I made a post featuring the beautiful and very pregnant Shannan Panganiban and her new puppy, Nala. Now I am so honored to present Shannan and Heath’s new baby son, Ryland.
After waiting four days past his original due date, taking multiple walks around Ellenton mall, and enduring over 30 hours of labor, their healthy little angel was born July 23rd at exactly 1pm! You go Shannan! It is absolutely unreal that my dear friends are now parents! Woah. I officially have friends who are parents! I am friends with a mom! It feels like it was just yesterday we were doodling cats in Biology and making poking fun of Dr. Wachs’ nonsense in Yearbook.
Ryland has such amazing role models to look up to. I know that the two of them will be the most stellar and cool parents out there. It is going to be an adventure watching Ryland grow over his lifetime and I am so glad to be apart it.
Come on, how precious is he?! Congrats Shanny & Heath!
As the day draws closer it’s finally starting to hit me. My sister, friend, roommate, role model, but most especially, my Bronze is leaving to travel the country as a consultant for Delta Gamma for the next year.
Three years ago I had no idea what to expect coming into college. I was a lost puppy, but through the recruitment process I found my home in Delta Gamma and my role model in Rachel Canning.
It all started bid day when all the new “Anchor Babies” ran home and we were all thrown in an impromptu dance party, where I did not know a single soul. It was terrifying and awkward and super exciting all at the same time. At the end of the night I was given a candle and a buddy, a “bronze” they called it. Mine was Rachel and little did I know it at the time, but this was the beginning of a life changing friendship. Some of my fondest memories and pretty much all of my firsts at USF were with Rachel. She took me to my first football game and introduced me to some of the coolest clubs around (Bulls Club and Club Lib).
Over the past three years she has truly been my anchor as cheesy as that sounds. She is always giving me advice when I come to her, tells me the truth when I don’t want to hear it, and is constantly picking me up when my life is in shambles. We lived in the house down the hall the past two years and live together now and I can’t imagine going the next year without seeing her shining face every day. Wow.. That’s really hard to think about. I don’t want to think about this anymore. I’m done with this post.
Rachel, we both know this next year is going to be a tough one, but in a really rad way. I mean you can literally do anything, you are superwoman. I just want you to know how much you mean to me and everyone you have impacted over the past few years. This isn’t goodbye, it’s see you later.
There are very few things in life I take seriously.
School – yes.
My job – yes.
My future – yes.
Myself – not so much…
I love to have a good laugh and most of the time it’s because of something I’ve done or said. Let’s face it, I think I’m hilarious. As an actor (I was in Noreen in Hairspray at USF remember) I enjoy putting myself into extreme roles and experimenting with new personas.
I call this role, the Badass.
In my mind I am a total badass. I constantly fantasize of wearing all black, dying my hair tips purple, rocking shirts from Killer Condo, and dating a guy with a motorcycle, beard, and a whole sleeve of tattoos. Seriously, who am I kidding? That’s so not me. But in order to not follow through with those crazy fantasies I think it’s important to pretend, even if it’s just for an afternoon.
For those of you who think I am taking myself seriously in any regard with this set of photographs please remember that this is a joke. Repeat. This is a joke.
Lust For Life – Girls
Dogheart II – The Growlers
Judy Is A Punk – Ramones
So Good at Being in Trouble – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Reunion – M83
San Fransisco – Foxygen
The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Mind Mischief – Tame Impala
Just A Girl – No Doubt
A Real Hero – College & Electric Youth
Habits – Tove Lo
Pa Pa Power – Dean Man’s Bones
Dirty Sheets – The Orwells
This is my roommate Brenna.
She loves Beyonce, cheesy jokes, things that sparkle, and is pretty much a mermaid.
Brenna is queen of summertime style.
Yesterday we explored downtown Tampa and she rocked this hot romper, classic jean jacket, Alex and Ani bangle bracelets, simple anchor necklace, and some rad geometric sandals from a “nameless ratchet store” (her words, not mine).
This may be the epitome of summer style 2k14.