I wore this outfit a couple of weeks ago to speak on a panel at my alma mater about civic engagement. Before you graduate from St. Edward’s, you have to complete a capstone project, which includes a civic engagement component. When I was a student, I just wanted to be done with the paper so I could move on with my summer. Civic engagement? That sounds so involved. What I didn’t realize until later is that being involved is exactly what it’s about, and it’s an exciting and fulfilling experience.
Photos by Briley Noel
I got to hang out with my favorite professor, who is also my life mentor and probably my most adored human, plus two of my best pals. Being on campus, even as an alumni, always feels special. I felt so much a part of something bigger in my time at St. Edward’s, and I have incredible passion and connection still to the school. Each tree, the walkways, the super old buildings and the ones that were built while I was attending, and the “secret” spots I pretended were exclusively mine all feel like they’re covered in a layer of magic and warm fuzzies.
Since I’ve started collaborating with Briley, we’ve been venturing back to our beautiful campus to capture my outfits. Every time, it’s like, okay, which building do we want to photograph this time? We joked that I should do a series of St. Ed’s inspired posts with each of the different buildings. This is our brand new science building, so it’s been build since I’ve graduated. It’s so pretty, y’all! Lots of big windows letting in natural light, modern details, and seating I would have utilized so hard for chilling and studying between classes.
Do you feel connected to your campus (current or former)? Is there somewhere else that gives you those warm fuzzy feelings?