Gradlife didn’t consume me!

For a while I couldn’t figure out how to start this post. If I were to fill you guys in on the last four months of my life, I’d be able to publish a thesis. Two weeks ago marks the day I completed the first, and probably easiest, semester of my Master’s degree at NYU. I may be calling it easiest, but it was anything besides easy for me. Simply put, my life has changed to the point where I no longer recognize the old me, and I’m surprisingly happy about that.

I missed my active weblife a little bit, but most of the time I was too busy having the greatest time of my life out there. (I’ve been semi-active on Instagram and way, way too active on Facebook.) I’ve had my nervous breakdowns and fair share of stress related health issues (like losing 10 lbs / 4.5 kg without even trying), but I would never trade away the last four months for anything.

Washington Square Park makes a beautiful setting just outside NYU.

I will be breaking my grad school chronicles into separate posts, because I want to tell you guys:

  1. how I found the greatest love from the last thing I expected.
  2. and how that completely changed my outlook on life and my future.
  3. and how that allowed me to deal with stress and somehow get a much higher GPA than I ever had in far-less-stressful-college.
  4. about the prototype of my first ever video game.
  5. and what I plan on doing this summer + the upcoming year in relation to that.
  6. how I became a beauty addict that I need a new blog category for it.
  7. how I met Dylan Sprouse.

I hope to catch up with each one of you soon, but I also hope you guys will read the upcoming posts! In the meantime, say hello to Kushina 2.0! I was getting tired of the old theme and thought it could use some polishing and organizing, but I kept the color and name though because I’m still the biggest Kushina fan in the world. I haven’t finished building out the templates and responsiveness, and the category links up there don’t work just yet, but everything will fall into place under live development!

I couldn’t wait any longer to publish this post, ya know.

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7 Comments to "Gradlife didn’t consume me!"

Sue wrote on 27th May 2015 at 11:11 PM

Welcome back to the blogging world Olivia! I’m so happy for you and how much you’ve changed during your first grad school semester. I feel really blessed by your transformation and I’m really proud of you. Glad we’ve been able to keep in touch regardless of you not posting here. Can’t wait to read more of your posts as you’ve outlined.


Kristine wrote on 27th May 2015 at 11:49 PM

Glad to have you back! I am absolutely in love with this new theme of yours.

Ah grad school. I’m at the point in my life where I just want to work and pay off my loans, but good on you for loving what you do. KEEP IT UP! That attitude is a must with coping with grad school. You have to love it to endure the torture. 😉


Cat wrote on 28th May 2015 at 6:49 PM

Welcome back, and congrats on finishing your first semester of grad school! That’s awesome to hear that you’ve been having a great time, even though it might have been stressful. The new theme looks great and is so clean looking 😀 Looking forward to your upcoming posts!


Tara wrote on 29th May 2015 at 8:55 PM

Woot! I’m glad you had a good first semester in grad school, and I am so happy that you’re enjoying it all and have had so many good things going on for you! I wish I could have said the same about my first semester of grad school, but nope! XD;

I look forward to reading more of what you’ve got to share with us! Sharing good life happenings is always wonderful! ^^


Liv Reply:

Hehe thank you. And in response to your comment on my last post long longgggggg ago, in a way grad school WAS sucking my soul. Perhaps I will explain how/why in those upcoming posts!


Raisa wrote on 31st May 2015 at 2:35 AM

Welcome back! Sounds like you were having a blast while you were away. 😀 Prototyping your first video game sounds super exciting!


Michelle wrote on 31st May 2015 at 3:40 AM

I can’t wait to read it all =) Glad you’re back and you’re doing good!


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