You can do it! You have the tools within you to achieve what you want. It may seem like a steep mountain to climb and like you are only chipping away a little bit, but each little chip adds up. Soon you will be at the top looking down at all you have accomplished. Have faith in yourself and trust your abilities. You are better than you think.
Breath, relax, keep going!
Literally. As I sit here about to graduate that is the only thing I can think of. Cherish it all, take it all in and hold on to it in your heart. Hug your friends tight, take time to just giggle and be silly, share a secret, live it up. It’s the small things that become the big things. The awkward first encounters between people who become best friends. It’s the dinners, the lunches, and the brunches. It is everything. Cherish it all because someday it will be a warm memory that floods back when you least expect it. A nostalgic tug on your heart that leaves you wishing it was all that easy again. If I have one piece of advice for really anyone in general it is that: cherish each memory.
Here’s my thankful list for this week:
That’s what’s on my list, what are you thankful for this week?
As a soon to be college grad I can tell you one thing that has been haunting my dreams since August, change. The unknown has always had a profound grip on my nerves. I don’t like it but as I have gotten older, I have tried to accept it to the best of my ability.
It’s interesting how four years ago I planned a little life out for myself about how things would go and where I would be in four years. Standing at the end of my college career four years later, it is very different from where I thought I’d be. Some of my plans didn’t work out, some I am still trying to attain, and others (the glorious few) have far exceeded my expectations of what I thought I could accomplish.
As of now, I am not sure what the future holds, I still have my big goals of what I need to do and where I would like to be. It’s just going to be hard to leave Virginia Tech and the comfort of going to classes, sorority meetings, and being surrounded by mountains and Hokie stone. It’s hard to settle with the fact that this time next year I will not be sitting in the Biology Building stressing over classes. It’s even harder to settle with the fact that I have no idea what I will be doing this time next year.
But even though I have these feelings I have to look forward to the future, I have to look change in the eye and say “okay what’s coming next.” Because we can’t just sit around and lament on the past, we can’t become trapped in wishing we could go back in time and do it all over again. We have to look for the future and see what’s in store for us there, because that is where we all are headed, ready or not.
Don’t worry about what people will think, sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and know that you are doing what is right to achieve your dream! Go out there and do it!