04/06/2015 by therudster23
Hello everyone! I apologize for being so infrequent with my blog posts! My schedule has finally calmed down and I will have more time to write again.
A few weeks ago I celebrated my 26th birthday! It’s crazy to believe that I am closer to 30 than 20, how the time flies. I remember when I was younger it seemed to take forever to grow up, now I just wish for time to slow down a bit.
Mother Daughter Birthday dinner at Coopers Hawk
Every year I try to reflect on the past year, and 25 was quite a year for me. I have been wanting to write this blog post for a while and just hadn’t had the opportunity but better late than never right 🙂
Friendships.- Every year I become more grateful for my closest friends. The people I can ALWAYS turn to, cry with, laugh hysterically with, and completely be myself. My best friends are all so different, but 100% amazing. I am so very lucky in the friend department that’s for sure, you should be jealous 😉
College roomies= Life Long friends
My other half, partner and crime!
Wedding Celebrations with my oldest best friend (bride)!
Hard Work.- Hard work pays off! My parents have always instilled in me the importance of hard work. Nothing worth having comes easy. Even when I have felt like giving up, they have always encouraged me to keep pushing. I have worked extremely hard these last 3 years in graduate school, and I am hoping that all my hard work will pay off and I will receive a teaching position in the fall.
Timing.- The last year has taught me so much about timing. There are many things in my life that I want to happen on “my time”. However, I am constantly reminded that everything happens on God’s time. Patience is something I am still working on.
Balance.- Life is all about balance and I can’t stress that enough. I have learned it’s okay to eat your body weight in frozen yogurt, stay up way too late some days and eat all the veggies and get a great workout in the next day. Every day will NOT be perfect!
Relationships.- As many of you may of you know I am in a long distance relationship with my boyfriend of 2 and 1/2 years. This has been one of the toughest life transitions for me. These last 9 months have really showed me that relationships are hard work! Also,I have learned that love knows no distance. I couldn’t have asked for a better boyfriend/best friend to share this journey with.
Family. Last but definitely not least! My family is everything to me, and without them I wouldn’t be me. As I age, I am more grateful for them, and realize all the sacrifices they made and continue to make for me. No matter where I end up in this life, near or far I know I can always count on them.
I am very excited, anxious and terrified of what 26 has in store for me!