Thursday, December 10, 2015


Hello, Hello!

I apologize for the long period between posts. There really is no excuse; I just didn't feel like anything worth writing about was happening.

Today is a fairly glorious day. I am officially finished with my Bachelors degree at SUU! Yesterday I took my last two finals and I'm done. Part of me is excited, but most of me is just terrified and lost.

It's a really strange feeling. After I walked out of that last test, I didn't know what to do with myself. More than 75% of my life up to this point has been spent going to school and suddenly, I don't have to do that anymore. What am I supposed to do with my life? Who am I and how do I take care of myself? I've spent so long measuring success by the grades I get and the classes I take, so my question is, now what?

How do I self-identify as anything other than a student? Because that's what I've been for years and years and years.

Then again, it's only been 1 day. Of course I haven't figured it out yet.

I have a few commitments this weekend and on Monday, then I am heading home! I know I saw my family only two weeks ago at Thanksgiving, but I'm so excited to be going home. Added bonus: on my way there, I get to see a new friend that I made a few months ago and I am ecstatic!! When she and I met, I felt an instant connection with her and I wanted more than anything to be friends with her. I'm so glad I get to see her again.

Maybe it's boring to talk about the weather, but the winter thus far has been so weird. It's only snowed three times. Three. And none of the snows have been bad. Right now, it's the middle of December and I've been leaving the house for the past week without a jacket because it's not cold outside. Don't get me wrong, I would never complain about the lack of snow; I just think it's really strange. (Watch, now that I've said something, it'll dump a ton of snow on us.)

Oh! I bought a sewing machine this week! I've been working on a few small projects-- just trying to learn how to sew well. I've definitely got a long, long way to go before I'll be confident with my skills. Fortunately, I've got a friend who is willing to teach me a few things next semester, so that'll be good.

I'll try to get back in the habit of writing here. It's almost therapeutic for me, so I need to get back into it.

Have a wonderful Christmas!