As most of you already know, I’ve made the official decision to leave NYU. If you’re interested in logistics and information, please visit the video in which I made the announcement here. I hope it’ll answer any questions you might have.
In addition to what I’ve shared in the video, I have some new ideas to share with you in regards to the future of Misadventures.
I’ve already told most of you that the name will change from “Misadventures in the Big Apple: Small Town Girl in NYC” to “Misadventures in the Mitten: No Place Like Home”. I’ll also be giving the About and Howell pages a face-lift, as well as the theme.
Other than that, the format won’t really change. I’ll continue to share my misadventures with my followers, even during the summer. You can probably expect one of two posts each week, like you’ve been getting recently. You’ll notice a change of scene. Probably more pictures of bonfires, countryside, band concerts, and cooking excursions. Once school starts in the fall, you’ll be seeing class-related posts.
I’m also going to focus on writing a little more often about topics that I enjoy writing about, such as entertainment, politics, and current events. Prepare for some controversial viewpoints and some interesting posts. I’m getting ready to start sharing my thoughts about the world with all of you. I started this morning, with my post about “overprotective” parents. I hope to continue that.
As always, I want to thank all of you for your kindness and understanding. I have yet to hear a single rude comment about my transfer, or my decision to apply to MSU over U of M for their journalism program. Most of those who donated to my housing fund are willing to let me keep that money for the car that I’ll desperately need to commute back and forth to school. And nearly everyone has found something positive to say. I appreciate that more than you know.
We’re winding down for the year here in Manhattan. I have two weeks of classes left (technically four days of classes after today is said and done, and five days of work). Austin is coming to pick me up the weekend of the 15th, and I’ll finally have company on the bus ride home (cross your fingers that everything fits in two suitcases!). I’m studying ruthlessly for my two politics finals, and praying that the credits will count at MSU. If not, I took two extremely difficult classes for nothing this semester.
I went home last weekend to see my family in Peter Pan. And, not to shamelessly plug for the show, but if you live in the Livingston County area, you should definitely check it out. My dad plays Smee, my mother and sister are the light crew, and my brother plays Nana the dog and a pirate (don’t ask me how he does both). I’m extremely proud of them for how all of their hard work has paid off. It was definitely worth the ride home.
Other than that, I’m waiting for a response from MSU’s admissions office and getting ready for my final trek home. I’ve been told that I’ll know before June. Cross your fingers for me.