Friday, August 5, 2011

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Goodbye beach, I hate to leave you. But all good things must come to an end. Don't you just hate that? But, c'est la vie and all that good stuff.

Looking ahead, I've got one more week of work with my final presentation of data findings on Tuesday! Eeek wish me luck :) Then a couple weeks left of summer with tons of stuff that I'm trying to fit in and a long weekend with my boyfriend and his family. And then back to school for another year, my LAST year. Can you believe it? If you can, that makes one of us. I swear just yesterday I was a teensy freshman with no clue (yeah yeah I know, I'm still teensy). My life has changed in immeasurable ways since autumn four years ago. I never could have imagined, but that's the fun of it all right?

Man, I'm getting nostalgic just thinking about everything.

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My life changed forever my freshman year when my mom died. It's something that you can never reverse and it touches every aspect of who you are like a ripple effect. My college career has never just been about academia- being a student was secondary to my simultaneous journey out of grief. I had my first real boyfriend who saved me from drowning in sadness and giving up. I swear I would not have had the courage to continue at Wake if it hadn't been for him. We had a wonderful three years and then it was time to move on. I studied abroad in Barcelona and grew even further. I became more self-aware and proud of my identity- my strengths and my flaws- than I have ever been in my life.

And now I'm here. I'm dating someone new and he's just as wonderful in completely different ways. So here we go- making predictions and pinning hopes on another year, but if there's anything that I take away from all this, it's that you never can know. So I look forward to the unknown. I'm sure it's bound to be a whirlwind adventure!

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xo,
A.

Tank: J. Crew, sale
Chambray: Madewell
Skirt: American Apparel
Shoes: Keds

8 comments:

karo said...

love your outfit!

x

Lindsay said...

Love the skirt! It looks much better you on than it did on me!

Chelsea Lane said...

ah love this fun look. the top is adorable :) best of luck to you girl! great photos :)

xoxo

vintage process said...

Nice look! I love it!!!

Wrinkle In Time Vintage said...

This is a really great look. Love it!

-Laura x
http://wrinkleintimevintage.blogspot.com

Annabelle Fleur said...

Wow, you look so gorgeous! I am completely in love with your outfit! Amazing skirt and top! Love your blog and now following! Maybe you'll have time to visit my blog:)

Kisses,
Annabelle
http://vivaluxury.blogspot.com

elegant storms said...

i love the skirt & it's color!

monkey + pig said...

love your outlook! so positive and strong!
cute skirt btw!

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