My Up North Photos

I know, I know… I haven’t posted in a few weeks. I really don’t like that– I would like to be able to post every week. Hopefully now that college application season is over, I will have more time to work on my blog!

Speaking of applying for colleges, I thought I’d give an update on how that process is going. As of October 28, 2017, 6:05 pm, I have applied to three colleges: Loyola University Chicago, Central Michigan University, and Wayne State University. I needed a letter of recommendation for Loyola, so I asked my orchestra teacher if he’d write one for me, and he just emailed it to me yesterday. His letter was so sweet, and it helps make me realize how much I’m going to miss him when I graduate. I’ve had him as my teacher since seventh grade (minus sophomore year when I didn’t take orchestra), so not having him around is going to be really weird. I have a feeling that it’ll be hard for me to get used to.

Another update: November 3, 2017 at 5:49 pm– I officially completed all of my applications this past Monday when my letter of rec was emailed, after writing my essays to Michigan State last weekend!! I’m soooo glad I didn’t wait until the last minute to write mine. It was stressful enough proofreading and shortening my friend’s essays on Halloween when they were due the next day. Now I just have to wait by the mailbox for my acceptance letters. Hopefully they come soon!


A few weeks ago, we went Up North to my grandparents’ lake house. Even though it was freezing, I still love going up there during the fall time because it’s so pretty. The leaves are changing colors and falling, the air feels so clean and crisp, and the lake looks amazing against the cloudy sky. It’s probably my favorite place in the world to be, and I wish I didn’t have school so we could go up during the fall more often…

While we were up there, I took some photos in the front by the lake and in the backyard by the woods. These were just taken on my small point-and-shoot camera that I usually reserve for videos, but I like experimenting with photos on it. It’s actually pretty cool. There’s a fish-eye lens, a setting for fireworks, and you can even adjust the exposure. So I think it’s sufficient enough for when I don’t want to lug around the big camera.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have an awesome day!

❤ Maddie

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