Aug. 11th, 2015 12:06 am
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I got back to Louisville Saturday night. It's hard to believe my summer in Chicago is over--it went by so quickly. Despite some issues here and there, I can safely say it was the best summer I've ever had. I learned more in that period of time than I've ever learned before--real skills, yes, but most of what I learned is a little more intangible.

A more tangible skill-- applying an aquatint a copper plate.

I am so incredibly grateful to Liz, Gabe, and everyone else in the Chicago community that I had the pleasure of meeting and working with this summer. And of course, to my wonderful Wooster family that were all located in Chicago this summer as well. I have finally been able to open myself up to people, and I feel truly loved and supported in a way I've never experienced in my life.

I return to Wooster next week for the start of my senior year. I have a very full year ahead of me, but I finally feel equipped to handle anything that gets thrown at me (I still haven't learned the lesson that I can't do ALL THE THINGS, and I hope to never learn that). A huge part of my confidence is due to the people I've chosen to surround myself with, but along with that comes the shedding a lot of fear. Fear of failure, fear of uncertainty, fear of change, and a fear of really, truly, accepting myself and other people. This year will NOT go perfectly--in fact, it will be incredibly challenging. But I can do it because, well, there's no other option is there? 
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