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Photography Fridays: Exploring the Central West End

This week, I had the wonderful opportunity to explore the Central West End with my photography class. We began at the World Chess Hall of Fame, home to some of the most amazing chess inspired artwork that I have ever seen.  Unfortunately the second floor was closed due to construction.  However, we were able to…

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Photography Fridays: Discovering the Art of Graffiti

This week my photography class had the opportunity to explore the flood walls on Chouteau’s Landing and photograph the graffiti. The graffiti was amazing, featuring a variety of artwork from professional to amateur in quality. Words, cartoons characters, and pictures were splashed across the gigantic concrete walls, with no predictable pattern. Masterpieces and scribbled names…

(Photo Credit: Sarah Nevenner)

When Everything Changes

Tomorrow marks the day when I will have finally completed all 1,040 of my clinical internship hours and can register to take the board certification exam to become a music therapist. Tomorrow marks the day when everything changes. Up to this point I have been working towards completing my clinical hours through 4 internships. And…

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Photography Fridays: Riding the Metro

This week I had the opportunity to ride the St. Louis metro from Brentwood to Laclede’s Landing.  I had not ridden the St. Louis metro since I was very young and I have very little recollection of the experience.  However, I had the opportunity to ride the underground in London and the metro in Paris…

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Photography Fridays: St. Louis Zoo

This week I had the opportunity to visit one of my favorite places in all of St. Louis, the Saint Louis Zoo!  The Zoo is a place full of happy memories of childhood visits and adventures with my family.  As I began to explore today, I realized for the first time how much the Zoo…

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Scars

(I originally wrote this following my surgery in April, 2015 but did not feel that the timing was right to post until recently) As I look in the mirror, I see imperfection. Scars and bruises, the marks of old and new wounds mar the surface of my skin. The mosquito bites scratched into scabs that…

My Thoughts on the Facebook Beauty Challenge

Lately I have been seeing my Facebook newsfeed fill up with girls participating in the “Beauty Challenge.”  For those unfamiliar with this particular trend, girls are challenged by a friend to post five pictures of what makes them feel beautiful.  These girls tag the challenger and challenge two or more girls in return.  Some post…

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Grieving Well

“I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.”                                                      -J.R.R. Tolkein Grief is a subject that we are often uncomfortable talking about, but a…

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Photography Fridays: Balloon Glow

This week I traveled to the Balloon Glow in Forest Park with a classmate.  We had quite the adventure getting there between sitting in traffic for an hour, trying to find a place to park, and getting locked out of our car.  After walking over a mile to get to the balloons, we were in a…

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Photography Fridays: Laumeier Sculpture Park

Today I rediscovered a blog that I began in the fall of 2012, a photography journal for a class I took that semester.  I have always loved photography and greatly appreciated both the photographic skills and the photojournalism skills I learned in that class.  In an effort to continue developing those skills, I will be…