WIDE EYES

 
an empty fountain.

an empty fountain.

and here we are at the end of another week. this one was particularly exhausting & i began to feel overwhelmed by everything. on sunday night (the superbowl) i met with a group project. as i was walking across campus (literally--my parking spot and classes are all on the opposite side of campus, which makes days like today pretty miserable when you don't dress for the weather.), anyway as i was walking across campus i made an effort to look around. rather than keep my eyes down, trudging to school, looking at my phone for what song is next, or avoiding eye contact, i took in UT and found the beauty hidden in it's architecture and (ugh so cheesy) the little things. 

courtyard near the architecture school

courtyard near the architecture school

`i came into UT begrudgingly. it wasn't necessarily the school where i pictured myself. i still don't think it's the school where i picture myself, but really i couldn't tell you what was. as i'm getting older and nearing my time to leave the university, i'm growing a deeper appreciation for it. i'm building meaningful relationships with the staff and taking advantage of the resources the university offers. i think ideally i wanted to be at a smaller school in a larger city. it's crazy when i begin to realize how many students attend UT. sometimes it's hard to feel known, but now that i'm in upper division classes, and more particularly the media sequence, i'm feeling a closeness to my peers and mentors. who knows: i might even utter the words "hook 'em" proudly before i graduate.

the other day i read some german word that was: frustration from taking the same photo as a million other people. oh how i wish i could remember that word! #thatword #towertuesday

the other day i read some german word that was: frustration from taking the same photo as a million other people. oh how i wish i could remember that word! #thatword #towertuesday

well. wishful thinking. i'm not very good at being spirited when it comes to school pride. #gomules?