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  • *spicy music*

  • (oooh look at that nice aesthetic pour)

  • ooOW that's hoT *cough*

  • Hello friends! and welcome to my last week of college ~ever~

  • um yES that's fucking crazy to say

  • but I am graduating a year and a quarter early

  • I'm graduating total in like around two and a half years

  • and this week is my last week

  • sO I thought I would vlog it for you guys because it's my last chance ever to be a #relatable 20 year old, I guess

  • *sips tea* mmMM

  • i always feel like i forget to introduce myself cause i assume that like evERYBODY has watched my entire

  • life history on the internet

  • bUT my name is Ashley, i go to UCLA and i'm a film student

  • i am a screenwriting concentration so one of the big things i'm doing this quarter is

  • finishing up my firST EVER ~screenplay~

  • my other courses are history of European cinema, which is a requirement for my major

  • and symposium, which i don't have this week but it's like this personalized capstone course

  • to wrap up my studies at UCLA

  • it's with a digital media professor who's like 60 years old

  • but he's sO nice about my youtube channel

  • so steve, if you're watching this, you're a homie

  • my main goals are to film and edit a youtube video that i post on thursday

  • and to study for my European cinema final, which is also thursday morning

  • i also later have a finished screenplay, an adaption report on 12 angry men

  • a 7 page research paper, and a presentation on the social media industry due

  • bUT!

  • those are due next week so we're just not going to think about them right now

  • so hopefully i'll be able to show you guys a little bit of

  • ~time management~, organization, UCLA stuff, film school stuff

  • and just being a ~youtuber~

  • *insert cute ashley content here*

  • god that's gross

  • yEAH!! let's get started!

  • *cute birdy tweet sound*

  • hey guys! it's sunday and this is probably gonna be

  • one of the most boring days of my entire life

  • i'm literally just sitting at this desk studying for my final the entire day

  • so if you want like exciting-ish college things, like skip to the later days in this vlog

  • but today is the reality of what college is :')

  • i feel like college vloggers are always going to parties and game days and fun shit like that

  • but like, bro you gotta get those ~grades~ too

  • yoU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY, C's get degrees but A's get to die early from stress-related complications

  • so today, i'm studying for my history of European cinema class

  • honestly dudes, i hate this class it is a required course for my major though

  • you like when you graduate high school and you think that you're never going to have to

  • take a class that you don't like again

  • and then you get to college and you realize that's like 90% of what college is

  • yeAH

  • sO i thought i would show you guys a little bit of my ~study method~

  • so we have a study guide for the class

  • which contains about 40 terms

  • and like 20 study questions

  • so i'm writing those all out on a notebook

  • now, i like to write things out on physical paper because for me there's something

  • about the physical sensation of writing out the words and the extra time that it takes

  • and like that muscle to brain connection?? i don't really know

  • that just helps me remember stuff so much better than if i typed it out

  • then with those terms in mind, i'm going through all of the course readings

  • i have an ipad to do all of my handwritten titles for this channel

  • but obviously, like not everybody has that

  • so if you don't have this, i would actually reccomend printing out your readings

  • as ecologically horrible as that is

  • there's something about physically highlighting your work that makes it

  • so much easier to remember

  • as i read through, i'm looking for those key terms and answers to my study guide questions

  • and i'm also highlighting each article or each main concept in a different color

  • since there are about 12 different academic papers for this class

  • it's a lot of information to keep track, so having those different colors

  • helps me keep straight in my mind

  • which concepts come from which author

  • um and yeAH! that'll be my entire Sunday :')

  • so i'll just see you guys tomorrow

  • *adorable finger guns pew pew*

  • Monday is pretty much one of my lightest class days

  • so that makes it also my youtube filming day

  • so right now it's around 8 AM

  • i meant to wake up a little bit earlier but y'know

  • you know how it be sometimes

  • is that still a meme??? i don't know

  • *some more spicy music*

  • so for my video, i had to go and buy a lot of cereal from the grocery store

  • so here's just some footage of me being a fucking awkward bean trying to avoid eye contact with grocery store employees

  • hey guys, i just finished filming my video

  • it is just past 3 right now, so i'm gonna spend about half an hour editing my footage

  • and then head off to class

  • for those of you who don't know, i actually moved into my lovely new aparment

  • a little bit before i graduated college so i've been commuting for the past like

  • week/week and a half, but overall it's not been too long and

  • it's been really nice to live by myself and without roommates and pay a reasonable price for rent ("resonable")

  • because rent in my college town is super super fucking expensive

  • alright so i changed for class

  • normally, i don't dress up that much for class but i think i'm gonna take photos

  • after class to get that ~insta pic~

  • so here is my outfit

  • my dress if from Motel Rocks

  • my blazer is from Amanda Steel's "Steel" collection

  • and my boots are from Urban Outfitters

  • and then i'm also gonna bring these big, chunky unif boots

  • 'cause i feel like they might look a little better with the outfit

  • but these are much more walkable for my way to class

  • so i'm already really late so i'm just gonna drive to class now! see you guys soon bye

  • my life is just a giant pile of boxes

  • *you guessed it, spicy music*

  • 10 minutes late as always

  • i didn't film my class because that would be rude and weird

  • but here are the notes that i took, i actually took quite thorough notes today

  • normally i doze off at least a little bit in lecture

  • but i try to pay attention in section because it's like a really distilled version of what we learned in lecture anyway

  • and the final is this week so it's like about time that i got caught up on class

  • *nice lil mix of music and audiobook*

  • so i ended up coming back to around Fairfax to take photos

  • *cute little foot kick*

  • i got my chunky boots on

  • and i loaded my new flash onto my camera

  • my camera doesn't come in with a built-in flash

  • but i put this red filter attachment on it so hopefully it's going to give me like a

  • really cool red glow to the photos that will match my dress

  • i don't know, we'll see

  • right now i'm in this like random alley there really isn't any through traffic

  • so hopefully i'm not going to blind anybody with my flash

  • and i can shoot safely

  • this is the glamor of being an influencer, guys

  • i got my camera set up on a trash bin on my bendy tripod with my colorful flash :)

  • alright let's take some photos

  • the rest of the night will probably be some studying for my upcoming final

  • which i really really need to grind on

  • and edit the video that i filmed today

  • *more bird tweets*

  • good morning! it is Tuesday and i am still living inside a pile of cereal

  • have not cleaned up a thing since yesterday

  • here is the outfit today! i was feeling fucking extra as you can tell

  • i just like woke up feeling girly so i rolled with it

  • this dress is from Urban Outfitters

  • i dressed it down with some Doctor Martins

  • and then I'm wearing these hairclips that i haven't been able to stop wearing

  • i am all about the hairclip trend

  • *casually picks up Kanken backpack*

  • i also wanted to talk about how i've been thinking about how to continue my education and like

  • brain development after i graduate

  • i don't want all the time that i used to spend in class just turning into like Netflix brain mush time

  • and i think i kind of have it figured out 'cause in the past two weeks

  • i have started listening to a lot of audio books like 1 to 2 per week

  • which makes me feel really good because i have not read a physical book

  • in a very very long time

  • i promise this section is not sponsored by audible so you can unclench your butthole now

  • but recently i've been listening to a lot of books by college professors

  • and by sociologists and psychologists

  • 2 recommendations that i have are "Digital Minimalism" by Cal Newport

  • and the book i'm reading right now is called "Irresistible" and it's about

  • how technology is designed to be addictive

  • i've realized this past Winter break when i didn't have school for a month

  • that i do really get sad when i'm not exposed to like new ideas and have any type of mental stimulation

  • outside of youtube and the internet that's just like not a good way for me to live

  • especially because i work on social media, i don't want to be consumed by social media thoughts 24/7

  • um anyways i'm about to park now thanks for coming to my TED talk

  • *aesthetic footage and good music plays*

  • hey guys so we're on break from class right now

  • i just ran to the student's store and got my last fucking blue book ever

  • it's literally just an empty notebook of paper

  • but you need it to take all of your written final and midterm exams (*shudders*)

  • for my midterm for this class, i filled up this entire notebook

  • which i think is like 20 pages worth of paper

  • hopefully my hand won't die on the final, but we'll see

  • anyways, it feels good that this is the last one i'm so over these fucking exams

  • also can we just talk about how beautiful the campus is right now??

  • like this is honestly the prettiest i've ever seen UCLA

  • college in the Winter gets a little bit depressing because by the time i get out of class, it's dark

  • so i like never see the sunlight

  • it's so gorgeous today :D