It’s been a crazy last few weeks for me, and I feel like I have been bottling feelings and emotions up inside so I need to let them out.
I haven’t blogged in a while, and deep down throughout the last few months i’ve known that I wanted to get back to it, but I didn’t know if it really mattered to anyone. However, on Mother’s Day, my cousin (shout out to Nannas) informed me that she missed reading my blogs, and that really struck me. I mean, besides my parents, my boyfriend, and maybe my friends, I didn’t know if anyone really read these. So now that it’s summer, and I have a little more free time, I want to get back to researching, writing, and expressing my very odd self through blogging again.
This blog is kind of gonna be a lot of catching up, and updating everyone on what’s going on in my crazy life. So here goes it:
I somehow managed to pull off my 18 credit hour semester with a 3.8, and I really don’t know how I made it through. Although there are times when I act like I don’t have high expectations for myself, I do set myself and my goals at high standards in my life. I have always said that i’m really not that smart, I just work really hard. I didn’t have the best grades in grade school and high school, but for some reason, college kind of turned that around. I started to realize that I gained a good amount of satisfaction from putting the work in and getting good grades. That may not be the cool thing, but i’ll be going into by junior year of college being on the Dean’s List every semester, and that feels damn good.
I was going to apologize for the rambling, but there is a reason this blog is called Rambles with Rachel. ANYWAY….
Thank goodness it is finally summer.This past semester was definitely my most stressful by far, so I am thankful it is over. I can’t wait to spend the summer with Ryan and all of our friends. Ryan and I are going to Myrtle Beach in the beginning of July, my girl friends and I have megatickets to all of the country concerts this summer at Riverbend, and I just have a feeling it’s going to be a great summer.
Speaking of.. we just went to our first concert out of the seven, and it completely down poured for hours. Here are some before and after pics:
I also have some really freaking excited news!! DRUM ROLL PLEASE
I got an internship/second job at the Center downtown as a Part Time Event Coordinator!! To say that I am beyond excited is an understatement. After lots of applying, interviewing, and rejection, this job came at the perfect time, and I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason. Event planning is exactly what I see myself doing after graduation so the experience I am going to get from this job is huge for my future career.
Say some prayers for me because juggling both jobs, and still maintaining a relationship and social life is going to be crazy for the next few months, but I cannot wait.
Other than that, these last few months have been crazy, stressful, and very busy.
My parents and I took the dogs to Red River Gorge for Spring Break…
Ryan and I went to Chicago to see the city and see my favorite duo, Dan + Shay…
AND my grandma got married to my new grandpa…
It may all sound cheesy, but honestly, through my anxiety struggles and the craziness of the last few months, I can honestly say I feel so much stronger from all of it. I’ve found ways to manage my anxiety, and I am trying to find more ways to make time for Ryan and my friends. I’m also definitely feeling small amounts of adulting coming into my life. Either way, I am excited for what is in store for me. God has a plan for my life, and everything happens for a reason.
I’ll leave with a quote from a speech I wrote in high school:
“My advice? Do what you want, and live the way you want. You only have one life, and God wants you to live it to the fullest. It’s your life. What are you going to do?”
Hopefully y’all will hear from me soon!
Thanks for reading my rambles!
This song has changed my life: