Mission Accomplished

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

In case you missed the memo, I graduated from college this May. That's right.....I'm finally done with school, forever! I planned on doing this post after graduation, but here I am 4 months later. Better late than never, right!? If I'm being honest, it still doesn't feel real. I don't feel old to be adult. With Labor Day being yesterday, it still feels like I should be moving back into college. If I'm being honest, it's a little sad not going back to college. I always loved getting some new, cute things for my dorm, shopping for some school supplies, but most importantly, catching up with everyone. I'm going to miss the social aspect the most. Not saying I was the most social butterfly, but I miss people calling us up and saying come on over for the Packer game. Now we have to drive a couple hours if we want to see our friends. It sucks, but it makes for nice weekend trips. 

I still remember my freshman year. I was incredibly excited to start the next chapter of my life. I couldn't wait to be finally independent and make my own decisions. The whole college experience was intriguing and new, and I couldn't wait to see what it was all about. I remember moving into my dorm and meeting my roommate for the first time. I knew we were complete opposites (she was into track & I was into all things girly). I secretly hoped that we would become close friends. In fact, I secretly hoped I would finally be "the popular girl"; the one with loads of girl-friends, and handsome a boyfriend. I thought college was going to be one big rager after another.

Let me tell you, my freshman year planned out a whole lot different than I anticipated. I met a couple close friends within the first few days of being there. Sure, it wasn't the "loads of girl-friends" I wanted. but it was great to be reassured that I wouldn't be "alone". We gossiped about boys, painted our nails, and did yoga every night. The only thing that was missing was that boyfriend and the invitation to those ragers.

Sophomore year was when I finally able to cross one of those off my list: the boyfriend. I feel silly to admit this, but he was the boy I was head-over-heels with freshman year. I would go over to his dorm and ask for calc. homework practically every night. I guess the hints must've worked. I remember just acting like a total shy school-girl around him. Now here we are almost three years later, living together in our own apartment. Let me tell you, coordinating our lives senior year was one of the hardest things ever. For the longest time, it was looking as if our relationship was not going to work out all because I had a job in Chicago, and he had prospects in Minnesota. Luckily, it all worked out in the end. I spent my senior year stressing for nothing.

To address the whole partying aspect, well let's just say that was something that was absent. I went to a couple parties but they honestly weren't my thing. I've always been an introvert, so I'm not sure why I thought that would change in college. Plus, alcohol is just not my thing. I don't mind something sugary and sweet with my meal, but I'm not one to just get flat out drunk. Part of me is a little embarrassed to admit that, but at the same time...who cares? You don't have to be wasted to have a good time. I went bar hopping with my friends for senior year homecoming. I had only a couple beers, and honestly had a blast. It was one of my favorite memories from that year. Sure, everyone in my group was more wasted than I was, but it didn't bother me. Plus, watching drunks make a fool of themselves is pretty entertaining.

So where am I at now? Well, I'm currently working as a Merchant Assistant, at a retail chain. I couldn't have asked for a better fit for my degree. I'm living with my boyfriend in Minnesota. I've had such a blast decorating our apartment. Learning to cook new meals has been a challenge, but a fun challenge. Some recipes have been a success and others have not. Do I secretly miss being in college? Yes, a little. That might be why I'm kind of addicted to watching youtuber's college week in my life vlogs. I will say, though, that I'm happy though with where I'm at in life. I can't wait to see where I am in a year from now!

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  1. Congrats on your milestone dear. So many great things ahead awaits you. Wishing you all the best. And yes, you don;t need alcohol to have fun!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com


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