So it’s been a few months since I’ve posted, but I thought I’d do a post to let you guys know what I’ve been up to and what you can expect from my blog in the months coming up.
Yesterday was my last official day as a high school student! It’s terrifying and exciting to think that I’ve done it and all that’s left is 3 weeks of exams (I start Wednesday, yikes!) but really this is the end of this chapter for me. #IBclass2017 we made it!
My prom night was also about a month ago and instead of going I had a lot of fun mini-golfing with my best friends. (I just realized I wore basically the same outfit.)
Now the only thing going on with me will be straight tutoring sessions, library trips, and review review review. But I finish on May 19 (almost. Technically I have to come back for a makeup makeup AP exam) and after that I had a lot of things I wanted to change about this blog.
Up to this point almost everything has been book related and I wanted to become more of a lifestyle and book blog. There’s a lot I want to post relating to my hobbies, movies, fashion, health, and especially about college. I’m not sure how many of you this would interest -since it seems like many people are either also graduating this year or already graduated- but I wanted to share my experiences at Brown over the next four years.
I am a First Generation-Low Income (FGLI) student of color (Mexican, specifically) so my experience will vary from a lot of perspectives that I’ve seen, but I thought it would be fun to share what going to an elite school is like for someone of my background. When I was deciding on what schools to apply I spent a lot of time searching for vlogs from students and dorm tours and especially stories from students of color about their experiences, but that can be hard to find sometimes so I wanted to contribute to the narrative. Hopefully it helps anyone thinking about applying to Brown, or going to an elite school, or wondering about the transition into college. (I’m moving from Florida to Rhode Island so there’s that too!)
I’m planning on doing a complete renovation of my blog (design, layout, content, images) so I don’t expect it will be done any time before July-ish (I do have to work this summer) but do expect to see gradual changes over the next few months.
Feel free to leave any suggestions or post ideas you would like to see. Good luck to everyone also starting their IB exams!