I never enjoyed academics like math, English, and science. I did fairly well in all of my classes, but I never felt confident in any of them. The only classes I enjoyed going to were my art classes. I loved drawing, painting, sculpture and any other classes offered that allowed me to make art. When I was a junior in high school one of my art teachers told me “if you love what you do one day, you won’t work a day in your life.” From then on, my mind was set to work in the field of art. When I first started looking at schools I was focusing on schools with strong art programs. I decided that I wanted to go into fine arts and find a job after school from there. I didn’t put much thought into what I would do but I wanted to make art and do something I loved. As I toured schools, graphic design was always a program schools emphasized throughout their department. I learned more about graphic design and the career opportunities; that I decided that this was the form of art I was going to pursue. When choosing schools, I was constantly back and forth about if I wanted to go to Roger Williams; to take part in the college campus lifestyle and play field hockey, or if I wanted to go to Massachusetts College of Art and Design. I choose Roger Williams because their program, atmosphere, and study abroad opportunities. Graphic Design requires to take electives in another field of study and I choose communication. I took my two required communication classes for the graphic design requirement but ended up really enjoying communications. I decided to continue to take communication courses and eventually declared Communications & Media Studies as my second major. Communications has made me much more aware of the world around me.
Places: Lynn, Boston, Massachusetts, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, Bristol, Rhode Island, Washington D. C., Montréal, Canada, New York City
Schools: Sisson Elementary School, St. Pius V School, Bishop Fenwick High School, Roger Williams University
Jobs: Newspaper Delivery, Babysitter, Pizza Restaurant Counter Girl, Golf Shop Attendant,
Favorites: Beach, Family, Friends, Painting, Drawing, Running, Field Hockey, Music, Chipotle, Guacamole, Dancing, Watermelon, Boston, Sundays
These nouns give a lot of information about where I have been, my experience I have gained throughout life, my hobbies and interest. What is not communicated through these nouns is why they are my favorite things, the experiences I had with them, and the feelings I have towards each noun. Having a conversation with a stranger definitely revolves around nouns. When you talk to a stranger, or someone new, people find similarities or common ground. Nouns are used for finishing common ground and having that new stranger seem relatable to you. These nouns spark common interest or experiences, that will evoke more conversation and a better knowing of one another.
The common themes throughout my life have included family and trying new experiences. I come from a family of seven, so family is a huge part of everything I do. I am the fourth of five children, so a lot of what I have done, in the past, has been simply because one of my siblings did it. The older I get the more I want to start my own path and explore new opportunities. I love trying new things and coming up with new ideas. While I am young my goal is to continue to take advantage of every opportunity that comes my way, even if it’s foreign from what I am use to. I chose my major and the nouns in my autobiography because they describe me and what has influenced my life.