Monday, May 2, 2011

What are you doing with your life?

With graduation only 5 days away, I literally cannot believe that this is my last week of college. No more midterms, weekly projects hanging over my head, study sessions that end in the early morning, endless papers, and finals. Can I get an amen?!? One girl in my class asked me, "So your graduating soon, is it bittersweet?" I replied, "No it's just sweet."

The 3 years I've spent at Vanguard have been filled with great memories, wonderful friendships, and unforgettable experiences but honestly, I'm so ready to begin a new chapter. However, I only have myself to blame for getting burnt out. Ever since I graduated from high school in 2007 and started my life as a college undergrad I was go, go, go all the time everyday. When I got to Vanguard it got worse, I was taking 18 units, working no less than 30 hours per week, and riding my horse at night (that was actually fun). I was always on to the next thing. Here was a typical schedule my 1st year at Vanguard.

Class from 9:00am - 1:00pm
Work from 2pm-7pm
Barn from 7:30pm-9:30pm.

12 hour days, 5 days a week. But like I said, I only have myself to blame. The next year was very much the same (minus the horse). But the "go, go, go" me I had to fill up the loss time with another job. So my days turned to this.

1st job 9:00-12:00pm
rush home for lunch/maybe catch up on some homework
2nd job from 2pm - 5pm
class from 6pm-9pm.

Everyday. This year was the same routine except for minus the second job and add in an internship, oh and a new business. After 3 years of this, I'm tired. I can't believe I'm saying those two words because as my mother says I have the energy of 10 people. I could never say no when my bosses asked me to work extra hours, even if I knew I have 3 tests and a paper due that week. I envied the students who spent their afternoons studying at the beach, taking late night trips to Disneyland, and going to school events/games because they had nothing else to do. I always had something to do and I made sure it was that way. For 3 full years.

So as the my college career comes to an end I've been getting these questions a lot, "So what are you going to do with all your time?" "What are you going to do with your life?" This is my answer:


I'm going to:

-Train for a half marathon.
- Spend time in the sun.
- Actually spend time with my husband.
- Cook more.
- Vacation.
- Read my Bible more.
- Find my inner Martha Stewart
- Have an actual beach day.
- Go get a manicure/Pedicure
- Have time for a haircut for gosh sakes!

Okay, I know you're probably thinking, "wow this girl is such a bum!" :) I'm also going to devote more time to 618. I created 618studios in hopes that it would someday become my full time job. My goal is that in 2012 it will be. With a total of 27 weddings this year we are so blessed to work in such a creative industry and to work with people we love!! I only hope that 618's success continues to grow. So there it is, that's my life post grad.

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