Now that finals are over and I can finally relax in my cozy nook in the Poconos, I want to put together a little list of things that helped get me through this past semester. The list will probably seem a tad random, but you need to mix things up to get you moving sometimes.
When it came to music I relied heavily on my favorite artist Childish Gambino. He is a legitimate creative genius, turning his entire Because the Internet album into a screen play as well... Gambino's creativity really encouraged me to explore my own creative boundaries. The same is true for Miles Davis and jazz in general. The freedom of thought within the flow of jazz is unparalleled in most art forms, and drives something from within that is hard explain.
Art for the sake of art, there is no need for an explanation...
If there was one thing I could count on to get me out of the dulls of Penn, it was my bike. Exploring Philadelphia has been my favorite getaway of the fall semester. Biking through the narrow streets of Old City or the grandness that is Market Street approaching City Hall, Philadelphia has brought me to some interesting places. Of course... this came with a few side swipes and flip-overs, but it was all worth it.
Finally, it always ends with family and friends. From visiting my family over Thanksgiving to being surrounded by some of my favorite people in the world at Charity Ball, this semester was full of love and warmth.