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March 19, 2013

my life after graduation


when did life get to be so hard? everyone says enjoy your college years because when they are over you are shoved right into the 'real' world...like we were living some sort of pretend life - in a way i guess we kind of were. a few hours of classes a day, some exams & papers mixed in with a whole lot of sleeping in, friends, boys & whatever else we wanted to do. it's funny though, because once you have graduated you really do see life so differently. i mean, ya there aren't the pressures of studying for a test until the wee hours of the morning or worrying about your grade in a class, but there are different deadlines & things to worry about that perhaps we never thought about before. & most likely these new challenges are more important than any grade we ever received.

i have been struggling with my purpose in life lately. what will i do in this life that will be good enough to feel like i did something worth while. will it be a job? a hobby? my family? kids? church? next month will mark one year since i graduated & although i feel like i know some of the things i want to accomplish in my life, i also feel like i am a very confused 22 year old. is this normal? i'm sure it is, but it is also frustrating. everyone is different. we all blossom at different times & pursue very different dreams. i simply wish i knew how/when/&what my purpose will be. not knowing what i will to do with my life is kind of scary to me.

on a more cheerful note, i am happy to report that our terrible utah winter may finally be over! last week i went outside for a little walk. it was sunny, no snow on the ground, i could actually feel the warmth of the sun on my face & there was a rather strong breeze. this combination reminded me so much of the santa ana winds back home in LA {my favorite} & i was just smiling ear to ear. it's so funny how the weather can drastically effect your mood & state of mind. i found myself instantly grateful for so many different things that i have in my life. 

:)

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures!! Where did you get your leopard loafers? They are really stunning!!

    Hope you visit me on my blog
    fashionobsession-mieni.com

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    1. thanks! they are aerosoles. so comfortable & my favorite shoes.

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  2. Yes, it is normal. Sometimes you just need to choose to do something, even though it maybe scary/hard/new, and do it to the best of your ability. When there is no class deadline pushing you to study/read/write it is hard to push yourself to do something new. You just need to throw caution to the wind and jump in with both feet. Call me if you need any help, day or night!

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    1. Such good sisterly advice! I concur.

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    2. nicely said, alicia! thanks for the support! you too, ash! :)

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  3. Life after college is so strange...I feel like everyone goes through that–I'm still experiencing it. It makes me feel better that everyone goes through it, not just me!

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    1. so true. it is comforting to know it's not just me.

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  4. It is definitely a strange transition period, but having been through just enjoy every moment of it. Take time for yourselves to do all those things you love and have the time & money for. Just my two cents:):) You should come to the Old Navy blogger night this Thursday evening! I'd love to meet you:)
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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    1. Amy! i'm so bummed I didn't read this comment until today...I would have loved to come out and meet you and other bloggers.

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  5. Love this it is resonating with me so much right now.. as you know :) I'm about to leave the comfort and freedom of college, what should I do with my life??? haha we will figure it out, you are doing amazing lady can't wait to take pictures Friday!

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    1. ah yes, and i'm sure we will have many more life talks even when you do move to AZ. :(

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  6. I absolutely feel you on seeming a little lost these days. And I'm IN grad school and have a job lined up. Suddenly it feels like I'm questioning my purpose and if this is what I really want to do for the rest of my life. Who decided we were old enough to make these decisions??

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  7. This is such a beautiful post! Post-grad life at 22 is so confusing and beautiful and odd. Taylor Swift really hit the nail on the head with that song. I think all of us are searching to find our purpose and where the Lord wants us!

    jorie

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    1. I totally went and listened to that T Swift song after i read this comment. haha i love it and everything she says is so true!

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  8. totally normal, jenna! 22 is that odd age where you feel like a teenager still but have that realization that you are an adult. it's just a transitional period :) new follower her!

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    1. thanks for the support! & i'm so happy to have you here!

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  9. That couldn't be more normal!! I've been out of school for only 2 1/2 years (and the transition was super hard!), but I learned and have grown so much since then. It kinda sucks worrying about bills, employment, and career goals instead of final exams and essays...I guess that's the trade off for growing up! But you will find your purpose and with it, joy!

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    1. thanks for your kind words!! so comforting. i'm glad you found your way!

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  10. I get a hick when I think about my life after college.
    No clue as to what am I gonna do!

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    1. hahah at least you have a good attitude about it!

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