Hi everyone who is still reading this blog with me,
First off all, thank you for being a part of my blogging journal this semester. I have had a personal tumblr account for years now (a little ashamed to say how many) but this was my first jaunt into more writing-driven blogging. My tumblr is an endless scroll of pictures of beaches, exotic places, witty graphic posters and outfits I am envious of. Check it out if you’d like! I know that my project was originally intended to be a spin-off of Humans of New York, just set in Carlisle. However, after brainstorming with my classmates and professor, I realized that I do not need to be defined in those same parameters. I want the future of my blog to encompass this freedom and flexibility. I will still most definitely be interviewing my peers and fellow Carlislians and posting their photographs here. I really appreciate all of the positive feedback I have gotten from my readers on the photos. It’s intimidating to start a new project like this, especially one that is inspired by such a popular source. I hope that as time goes on I will grow more comfortable behind the camera and to capture the most genuine and interesting images and interviews of people.
That being said, next semester this blog is certainly going to shift. I don’t want to leave it behind entirely yet. Next semester I have the privilege of studying abroad in Yaoundé, Cameroon with nine of my friends and peers from Dickinson. I couldn’t be more excited to go. After we found out the good news that we were accepted, it’s been hard to find motivation and drive to keep going on school this semester. Part of me already feels like I’m there. I think I need this time away. I’m looking forward to living in a culture completely different than the US. I have never had an experience like this before and don’t fully know what to expect. What I do know, is that this is an opportunity to step away from the academic pressures of Dickinson and to take a step back and get a different perspective on things. (Maybe this is just the anti-finals me speaking but I can not wait to be relieved of some of these academic pressures). I hope to capture this new perspective on this blog. I know it goes against the premise, but I believe that this blog presents me with an opportunity to study spaces and their people. Who knows, maybe what I learn from blogging in Cameroon will help enhance what I do with this blog senior year. I can only hope that you all continue reading. I thoroughly enjoy any and all feedback and welcome it throughout the coming months. To all my fellow classmates, I wish you the best of luck with finals. I hope everyone is enjoying the instagram posts on the sidebar and remember to follow me if you would like! 🙂 @humansofcarlisle. Until Cameroon my friends!
ps. I apologize that this blog has turned into my journal lately and promise more photo posts will resume!