New Outlook

I think it’s amazing when an event in your life just changes…everything. Most of the time we think of change as a negative and let’s be honest in this time in our lives it usually is. I’m fortunate to be in a place in my life where it got better. It feels like when you are a teenager that everything is crashing around you but the beauty is that… it isn’t.

I’m currently sitting in a coffee shop at the University of Sussex in Brighton. I’m sipping on the most froo froo coffee in the entire world (see its amazing-ness below) and I never imagined that would happen.

I think this generation often forgets how young we are. It feels as if as soon as we graduate high school that we have to have life figured out, but we don’t, and the truth is most people twice our age also don’t have life figured out. When I went into University I wanted to be a doctor and couldn’t see myself doing anything else with my life. But slowly I fell out of love with it and I was panicked because I was NOT the friend that didn’t know her major. But suddenly I was. Thank god for the Mester’s who made me slowly realize that it’s ok to do something different (after many talks around the famous Mester family kitchen table).

I knew I needed a change. And then there was the University of Sussex. I am in love. Abosolitely smitten with this place. I think my video professor put it best “everyone says think outside of the box, but at Sussex there is no box”( and oh ya I’m in a video class!!)  The people here have a passion that I have never seen before. I was absolutely floored by a guy I met in my video class that said “I was going to do physics, but I love graphic design, so why not do it?”

The city of Brighton is a town covered in beautiful people doing what they love. The art is crazy and it makes me so inspired to just… do. To do life. I think the best words of wisdom I got while deciding to re-design my life was my Nana Liz, ” find what you love and then find someone to pay you to do it”, which was ultimately my biggest fear. But fear just seems to leave when you’re sitting by the ocean eating lunch (crazy right?).

So I’m changing. And I have a new outlook. I think I care less to (about what people think of me and how I think of people). I’m young. SO YOUNG. And I can’t wait to start life-ing how I want.

Please meet Tori, my roommate and the true BAE. This girl has the most genuinely infectious positive outlook and one day, when I grow up, I wanna be like her I took this picture at Sussex Photo Society (that’s something new I’m doing)

This is a giant mural of dogs…. i’all just leave it there.

Brighton Beach
 My other beautiful roommate, Mari. There is so much fiery passion in this adorable little girl (who we call mom because, she’s soooooo old :)) I want to be able to fight for what I believe in like her one day.

This is something else I’m doing that is new. Graphic stuff. I love Star Wars ❤

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One thought on “New Outlook

  1. A wise and wonderful piece of writing, Katie. Many people live their entire lives without ever discovering what you have learned in Brighton in just two short months. Sail out from the safe harbour without fear. There is an invisible, unbreakable, bond that links you back to your roots. It will always be there if you need it. You have always had roots. Now you also have good strong wings! Use them! Go girl!! X0

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