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"Mad Owl"
© Katie Westacott 2008
Ink drawing
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I've been thinking a lot about my decision for teacher's college. I was offered admissions to schools in Australia and Scotland - both great locations - and have been wracking my brain about where I should accept. I've decided to go to the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. It's funny how once you make a decision, you just feel so much better. I can literally breathe better having made this decision. Now I just can't wait to go. I'm making lists in my head of what to do and what to pack (even though it's a year away). I just can't wait to experience Scotland and live in such a beautiful city.
Sometimes having options is just as bad as not having options. When I didn't know if I would be accepted anywhere for teacher's college, I was anxious and stressed. Now that I have some options, I'm still anxious and stressed because I don't know what school to choose! Oh, the dilemma.

On the one hand, Australia would be a beautiful place to live. The school is on the beach and the living costs are fairly comparable to here. On the other hand, Scotland is also beautiful, rich with history and culture, and Edinburgh is a very prestigious school ranking 23 of universities worldwide.

The downsides? The University of Wollongong is not a well-known institution and this could cause me to run into problems when applying for full-time work. The University of Edinburgh's tuition will cost the same as my entire undergraduate degree, and I have to wait until next August 2009 to go.

And so there lies the dilemma that is on my mind. By reading what I've written, can you tell what school I would prefer to go to? Because I can't...


Nothing too exciting happened today. Went to work, blah, blah, blah. You know how it is. Nearing the end of the day though, I got an email from an Australian University I applied to for teacher's college. They said I'd be notified in the next couple of days about the acceptance decision! So, I can't exactly celebrate yet, but I'm hoping I'll be able to this weekend! Keep your fingers crossed with me.

Your Dreams Have Come True



Your Dreams Have Come True
Your dreams have come true
everything's up to you
you can't change what you lose
but you can turn into someone new
you can't see
but blieve that
the mess you make
the toll it takes
it's worth it your dreams come true
it's time to let heal
the damage that you can feel
that sense of hope you steal
can turn into something real
you can't see
but believe that
them ess you make
the toll it takes it's worth it your dreams come true
your dreams have come true
your dreams have come true
turned into something new

-Sloan-
Pretty Together

Sloan's new album "Parallel Play" came out the other day. It is wonderful and smooth and makes me happy all over. Mmmm Sloan.

The Comeback Kid


















It's official. This blog has undergone some serious renovations. It's been too long since I've spent some time here and I think it's about time I start writing and posting some photos again.

Well, first thing's first. Recently, I started an etsy store. If you don't know what etsy is, well, you better find out because it's pretty awesome. Etsy.com is a website designed to allow independent artists and crafters to sell their handmade products.

I started a store called urbanBasement where, presently, I'm selling postcards of my photography. Soon I'll be selling prints and cards too. Check it out.

In other news, an old man yelled at me for saving seats at a break-dancing show. What I want to know is why an old man was at a break-dancing show in the first place. Don't they scoff at young people and their hooligan ways? I ended up getting the seats back because Jeremy yelled at him: "Don't talk to my wife like that!" It was the best.