After working a full-time job in New York this past summer I came back to school with a fresh perspective feeling rested, and excited to start my tackling a dream of a lifetime: my first collection! Coming back to Savannah this time around there was a certain feeling of gratefulness for a beautiful place I can call home. My friends are around the corner and at any moment and I can walk down to the park and enjoy the southern charm I would never experience if I hadn't come to SCAD. The people, the charm, and the character are strongly unique to these years of my life. I'm soaking up this year's memories and experiences like a sponge.
The first week of being in Savannah this time around was different. I felt calm, composed, and ready to work. I took the first week of being here to get settled in my new house, and hang out with my dad on the beach. In New York I discovered that I really do need a quaint and personal work space in order to maximize my productivity, so I took that time to make my life comfortable.
As soon as we buckled down to slave on our senior thesis sketchbooks, SCAD announced that our start date would be pushed back by one week due to hurricane Irma. The severity of these tropical storms never really hits until we're told to leave. All of us have to figure out where to go while staying calm and collected. We get non-stop phone calls from our parents seven times a day telling us to run for the hills and take our valuables. The uncertainty that comes in these moments really leads us to think fast and make responsible decisions so that we stay safe. So here we stand delaying senior year but taking it one day at a time and hoping for the best for our city.
Below are some of my snapshots of my first week back in Sav.