Reflection

Blogging has been weighing heavily on my mind lately. I just feel like I have experienced so many wonderful things this past year, and I have so many thoughts running through my head I want to get down on paper and share.

Last Wednesday’s PRSSA meeting with Scott Williamson was just the final push I needed to start blogging again. He made it a point to say how important blogging was, and it just got me thinking about how much I really like it and need to make time for it.

Graduation is in 81 days. 81 days. Wow. It does not seem possible that it could be so soon, but picking up my cap and gown on Thursday was a harsh realization that my college adventures are coming to a close. Reflecting on the past year, I have been lucky enough to have had some amazing experiences. Looking forward to the next 81 days, there are even more wonderful opportunities ahead. This year I turned 21, co-directed the most successful event led by students in Grady College (ADPR Connection), met some amazing people, went to the Chick-fil-A kick off game, watched my Dawgs have an amazing season, sat in box seats for the SEC Championship game, traveled with my family to Aruba, took a 17.5 hour road trip to Texas to play in a co-rec national flag football tournament, playing in Stegman (UGAs basketball & gymnastics coliseum) in the co-rec intramural basketball finals tomorrow night (Cinderella story team), also traveled to Knoxville, St. Simons, Jacksonville & Nashville so far, headed to Washington D.C. for an amazing networking experience with PR professionals on Tuesday, heading to the Bahamas on a cruise for spring break, spending St. Patty’s day in Savannah and hopefully making some lasting memories with my friends. I could not have asked for a better last year of school.

That being said, I am looking forward to what the future holds. I think I have been in denial about graduating for the past few months which has led to me not putting in as much effort as I maybe should have for my future. Thankfully, it is not too late. I have immersed myself in the professional world the past week or so and I am finally on track to doing everything possible to secure that job or internship after graduation.

Since I am only taking 10 hours this semester, I am definitely going to make blogging from here on out a priority. I don’t necessarily have a topic I want to continuously report on, but I like the idea of just being able to share my thoughts and opinions for those to read if they so choose. I know I am not the only one in this position, and for the first time in awhile I feel very vulnerable. The future is so unknown, and being a planner this is strange to me. By sharing my thoughts, I hope I can inspire, or help those reading feel some comfort in the sense that they aren’t the only ones who feel this way.

Inspiration of the day: “Dream Big”

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