Sunday, June 30, 2013

What I learned in college

My time at Utah State were some of the best years of my life. I think that it was there that I grew the most and had the experiences that I hold most dear. I learned so much more than what was taught in the classrooms. I grew as a person and learned things about myself and life.

1. I am a person of worth.

Self-esteem has always been something I've struggled with. The friends I made in college are some of the greatest I've ever had and have shown me that I do have something to offer the world. They are the people who helped me realize that I am a person of worth. Those friends are some of the closest I've ever had.

2. Family is extremely important and will be there for me no matter what.

I'm not going to lie, I was excited to move away to Logan. But I soon began to miss my family. It was hard to be away from them and I missed concerts and birthdays. It was weird for me. But they never stopped loving me. Whenever I came through the front door for a weekend visit, my brother would come running with a big smile on his face and give me a hug. It was the sweetest.

3. I can do things on my own.

I am not one to ask for help or to admit defeat. I am happy that I was able to support myself and make dinners and keep a (some what) clean apartment. I was able to manage my own time and didn't need my parents to remind me to do things. I can succeed at life on my own. Shout out to independence.

4. My future is bright.

While at college, my eyes were opened to all the exciting opportunities I have. I never quite realized what the real world had to offer and what I could contribute to the world. I am incredibly excited for the future and I know that I am prepared to tackle whatever life throws at me.


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Most People

When I graduated high school, I had a plan. I knew what I wanted and I had a good idea of when certain things would happen. As life progressed, I realized that things weren't going the way I had hoped. It's not that things were going bad, they were just different.

I had planned on graduating college in four years because that's what most people do. I did it in three.

I thought I would get married while I was in school because that's what most people do. But then I graduated at early and realized it's defintely okay not to be married at this point.

I never thought I would move back in with my parents. But I am grateful for them letting me do so.

I am not "most people" and I don't have to do what everyone else is doing. And I shouldn't feel bad that I'm doing what what they are doing. I am doing things a little different. So I'm not disappointed that I'm not where I had planned I would be at this point. Somewhere along the way I took a different path that took me in a different direction. Now I am making a new plan for myself. New goals. Where do I want to be in five years? Graduate school? Living a new adventure in a different part of the country? Starting a family? Beginning a great career?

I'm excited to see what life brings!


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Getting Settled

I've been such a slacker. With all the craziness of graduating, movie and traveling my blog has kind of been pushed to the side.

Now that my vacations are all over I can really start getting settled. I'll finally have the time to unpack the last few boxes and adjust to life after college.

It's a weird life. A life that I'm not used. I'm not used to go going to bed so early just so I can get up early the next morning to be on time for work. A life that isn't as flexible as I'm used to.

It's weird living with my parents again and adjusting to family life. Sometimes it feels as if I never left and other times I feel as an outsider who doesn't really belong. And then there's the issue of the light switches. That's something I haven't quite figured out because there are just so many of them and there are more than one that control the same light. I'll get it soon enough... I hope.
 It's been a great start to the summer :)


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