STILLS FROM SUMMER

Little snippets from this summer

Hello beautiful friends~ Indeed, indeed it has been quite a while since my last update on the blog. I'm spending my summer for the first in San Diego to work (at my job I've had in the library since freshman year) and to intern. Suffice to say, it's been a busy summer break for me as my schedule is literally filled with work from morning to most nights and I've had very few opportunities for longer term vacations aka less opportunity for me to go on photoadventures. Although, I have been focusing a lot more on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL that's been increasing in the amount of subscribers, so a HUGE thank you to everyone who watches and likes my vlogs!

This summer is by far the most productive and unique summer I've had! I've been learning a lot from my first hands-on internship at Allied Integrated Marketing. We focus on advertising/marketing for a multitude of film studios--from Disney to Paramount--in the San Diego area. I've made lots of connections, watched lots of films in advance, and even worked at the well-known Comic Con International (watch my VLOG)! With both this internship and my part-time job at school, I've had less time for leisure activities, but more time to advance my steps into the career world (so you can say it's a bit of a win-win situation, I think). I do have to say though that the travel bug has been biting me constantly and I've been feeling wanderlust left and right as my friends are off flying to different continents and/or studying abroad.

The few times I've had to plan a day out, I've celebrated lots of 21st birthdays (include my OWN!) and even met a few friends I've made via Instagram. Talk about from URL to IRL! It was a magical day spent getting to know Vanna (follow her HERE) whom I've grown to adore through the various encounters we'd share via the Internet. Ah, the beauty of living in the digital age.

I've got about a month left until school starts and to be quite honest, I'm ready for it. This upcoming quarter is going to be a tough one, but I'm feeling up for the challenge and I have comfort in knowing that I now have at least a small start in my career pursuits (aka read THIS blog post to see what I'm talking about).

How's your summer going? Hope it's been as good as you'd want it to be!

Catch ya on the flip side,

Rachel