roots before branches

Well it has been an extremely long time since I last wrote ANYTHING on this blog.  I guess life got in my way of being able to use this as my outlet to get my feelings out. And how fitting that I started this blog after I moved into a house and lived by myself during the summer and here I am again, blogging after I’ve graduated college, moved to Charlotte, and am attempting to start my own ‘real’ life.

I’m excited but terrified too because I’m not going back to school in the fall and now I have to find a job. Many of my friends already have jobs or plans and I’m still looking.  People say to enjoy my time off to get settled and to travel but honestly, not having a job is really stressful and makes me feel worthless. I worked so hard in college and had many great internships and jobs that I was very confident in my ability to find a job. Despite that, I am taking the leap and moving to Charlotte in hopes I can make it on my own. I want to be able to say I did it on my own, or for the most part on my own, because I want to prove to my family and friends I am very capable of supporting myself.  Do I know what I want to do yet? No. But I won’t know until I try to do it on my own. And I can and I will.

I’m very blessed because my parents are very supportive and encouraging of my dreams and plans. I also have a strong friend group who some will be really close and will help me and the others who are farther away are still supportive and are there for me. I couldn’t have asked for better people to be in my life. Elon truly gave me my best friends and they really guided me to who I am today. I’m stronger and more confident in myself because of them and they just truly helped me grow as a person. I’m SO unbelievably excited for each of them as they follow their own dreams and make them happen. I know each of them will be a true success in life and I’m so thrilled to be able to share that with them one day.

While this post could have about 1000 more things on it, I’m going to leave it as now because I am so grateful for the Elon journey I had & the friends that became my family. Our roots started there and now time will tell where we’ll branch out too.