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October 13, 2010

It’s been a beautiful summer…


It feels like nights on the lake at twilight and the sweet smell of flowers in my backyard were years ago.


& replacing them, the scent of freshly crushed autumn leaves and the sound of waterfalls…


…walks across campus with new friends


Views you wouldn’t believe,

opportunities I could never have imagined…


Along the way I had doubts. Could this hill be wrong for me?

I said I was a southern girl at heart, I thought the Carolinas were where I belonged.

I couldn’t imagine myself in New York for another autumn, another winter.


But something steered me away from my other choices.

And I chose Cornell

I arrived here.

& I fell in love with the sights, the sounds, the people

I can’t picture myself anywhere else.


OhhMay has brought me so much joy. This blog has developed my interests and clarified what I want to do with my talents, my education, and my life. I am so grateful I had the motivation to just keep writing post after post. The motivation to just keep thinking, just keep experimenting, just keep playing, and just keep clicking “publish.”

I will never give up this website, and I plan on resuming as soon as I can dedicate a fair amount of time to everything I put on here. I’m not the kind of person that will sacrifice quality in busy times.

So for now, OhhMay will hibernate. But I’m not done.

There are so many places I want to take this website and so many ideas I can’t wait to bring to fruition. Right now what I need to focus is taking full advantage of my first semester of college. I’ll know when I’m ready to throw the blog back into the mix.


Thank you so much if you’ve been reading this site.

Readers and comments are the greatest motivation in the world. They’re so encouraging and catalyze every post. Please stick around, I’ll be back. 🙂

Until next time,



22 Comments leave one →
  1. October 13, 2010 5:45 am

    I am so glad you are loving it there. When you come back, come say hi!

  2. Kelly Michelle permalink
    October 13, 2010 9:06 am

    I don’t blame you one bit. Don’t miss a second of your first semester of college. I vividly remember my first semester over five years ago now and it was the best 4 months ever. Live it up to the fullest.

    • October 16, 2010 11:12 pm

      Thank you Kelly! That’s so good to know, it really makes me feel better about leaving the blog for now

  3. Caroline permalink
    October 13, 2010 9:51 am

    I’m feeling exacty the same way. So glad you love Cornell. I could be blogging but it would be at the expense of meeting people, trying new activities, attending awesome seminars, etc. That’s just not healthy! It’s good to hear from you, but I think you’ve made the right choice by hibernating here and immersing yourself in that amazing world up in Ithaca. All my best wishes for this semester.

    • October 16, 2010 2:36 pm

      Exactly! And same to you, I hope Princeton is treating you well!!!!

  4. October 13, 2010 2:11 pm

    Aww, I will still be here when you come back :)) I know there are huge things in store for you..

  5. October 13, 2010 5:43 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! This is one of the most wonderful times of your life – enjoy every minute! You are a beautiful person and I enjoy your blog. (But I want you to LIVE too! :))

    • October 16, 2010 11:08 pm

      Thank you so much Natalie 🙂 that mean so much to me

  6. thedelicateplace permalink
    October 13, 2010 9:20 pm

    life is for the living! we’ll be here 🙂 enjoy your time at school. i never blog unless i really want to! we need to take time out for savoring every precious moment, totally understand!

  7. October 14, 2010 12:51 am

    Enjoy it! I am so glad you are happy with where you are!

  8. October 16, 2010 8:57 pm

    Beautiful post! I’m excited for your college adventures and hope that you get to enjoy every opportunity. I’ll be looking out for you when you venture back 🙂

    • October 16, 2010 11:11 pm

      Thank you and that means so much to me 🙂 🙂

  9. October 18, 2010 6:46 am

    Are you staying near the waterfall in that picture?! Wow, how beautiful 🙂
    Good luck for college

    • October 18, 2010 12:47 pm

      Thank you!!! And yes, Cornell has gorges and falls all around campus. I live right next to the one in this photo 🙂

  10. October 22, 2010 10:34 am

    Good luck Mae! I have read your blog for a few months, I enjoyed your recipes and hope to see more posts when you have the time!

  11. October 23, 2010 12:58 am

    I’ll miss you, Mae, but I’ll look forward to your posts when you return! Take time and enjoy your first year of college – it’s a good one 🙂

  12. November 1, 2010 1:07 am

    hoping you are well!
    to study “food science” sounds really really interesting.

  13. Lindsay permalink
    December 22, 2010 3:52 pm

    Mae, I’ve read your blog off and on for a while now, so I’m a little late in posting this. I think it’s wonderful that you’re taking time off; take all the time you need to grow, to expand, to discover, to experience joy, disappointment, amazing friendships, challenging classes and all of the wide varieties of experiences college has to offer you. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss it! (and I’m even in graduate school for my MS!). Good luck with Chemistry and Biology, I don’t miss those days… although I do miss Biochemistry but shhh don’t tell anyone ! I don’t think most of my RD peers would approve 🙂 Food Science is the BEST and I still use the majority of things I learned in cooking for myself. Enjoy all that you’re doing and know that many great things lie ahead!

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