Being a Student Advisor let's me connect with what I think is the most important part of OYFA, you, the general members! I love meeting new people and I can't wait to get to know all of you! Feel free to reach out to me or Dani if you ever need any *~advising~*!
My first Culturefest and first Barrio! Personally ask me why, you won't be disappointed!
One time over the summer, I had a particularly boring orchestra rehearsal that ended quite earlier than we expected. None of us had any plans for the rest of the day so we spontaneously decided to drive over to Busch Gardens, an awesome theme park an hour away from us. Nothing about the park was particularly novel to us, all three of us had been to this park multiple times before but there's just something magical about making spontaneous plans that end up becoming great days. Normally we would've just went home and did whatever we felt like but it ended up being one of my favorite memories from early high school. Not much has changed since then, since I still love making spontaneous plans (sorry to my friends who are long-term planners, you know you are). You never know what can happen! The worst that can happen is that you have an uneventful day, but it's always worth the effort because you would've ended up doing nothing important anyways!
Learn how to talk about yourself! First impressions are pretty lasting and especially when you're meeting people for the first time, inevitably the question will pop up, "What do you do?". It's up to you to figure out how to answer that question but no one knows the best answer to that than you! Figure out what drives you, what you're passionate about, no one else can make that decision for you! Also as a slight aside, if you're planning on going to a career fair soon, let me know and I'll help you craft a bomb pitch for yourself!
Right now I'm trying to catch up on journaling. I regularly kept a journal for two and a half years but life just started getting crazier and crazier and suddenly I lost track of keeping up with it, which may or may not be a good thing, because it's a sign that I'm living a busy, fulfilling life! People do always say that college goes by in a flash, so for me going into my fourth year, I want to make sure that I keep track of all of these memories somehow. I hope that one day I'll be able to flip back through the pages of my journals and be reminded of all the memorable times I've had throughout my college years.
Last Spring Break I went to NYC and one of my best friends recommended a restaurant to me and told me to get the blueberry pancakes. Believe me when I say that not only were these the best pancakes I've ever had, they just might have been the best food I've ever had in my ENTIRE LIFE. Granted, the extent of my pancake knowledge is that stuff they serve at the dining hall and IHOP, but for me to say that they were the best thing I've ever eaten sets the bar pretty high! I've spent the past summer in Seattle on a brunch quest to find better pancakes than the ones I had that morning and honestly, nothing has ever come close to those pancakes. If you're ever in New York, I HIGHLY recommend that you go to Clinton St. Baking Company and have their blueberry pancakes. Tell me if they changed your life like they changed mine!