And thus begins my final year DeBlogging! For those of you who have read any of my drivel over the past two years, welcome back! And for those of you taking in my blog for the first time, hi this should be fun! This year has wasted no time thus far kicking into high gear. I am currently in the thick of rehearsals for a new play written by my friend Janie Killips at The Theatre School. This is my first time working on a brand new play and it has been very gratifying. Suffice it to say, I’m truly pumped to bring this play to life and share it with the world.
Outside of school though, I have been reading a book that could not have found me at a better time. I am currently reading The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Aatter and How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay. I am about halfway through right now and it is an intensely enjoyable read. As someone on the brink of college graduation trying to figure out how to push myself out of the starting gate and take meaningful steps toward achieving my goals, Dr. Jay’s advice is indispensable. She separates the information into the categories of Work, Love, and Mind & Body. She breaks down how it is important to be bold about making choices and taking risks as a twentysomething while also making commitments as well whether those be work-related, romantic, or otherwise. Her counsel has been empowering in the sense that she impresses upon the fact that it is more important to make concrete choices during this time rather than striving to make the RIGHT choices. That’s incredibly heartening. This book is an absolute must-read for anywhere approaching or in their twenties now.
I have high hopes for what senior year holds. I am excited to share my work with all of you out there and give you a taste of what it feels like to be a DePaul student about to tackle the real world. See you soon, blogosphere!
Tyler's Hot Track of the Week:
This year's first Hot Track is yet another throwback. All of you returning readers know how much I love those, eh? This song has always meant a lot to me but has gained much more meaning recently in the best way possible. Hope you all enjoy!