This college girl is still here and alive! Busy as every. Opportunities are jumping up all over the place and I am just trying to take it all in, figure out what is best for me, and get my crap together for when I graduate!
I know that sometimes things can come up in our lives that we have no control over, but there is one thing that I know… If you keep going after that one thing you want more than ever, you can do it. It may not happen for a long time, but I think you can get there.
For me? I’ve told you guys a little bit about my story…
I was never one of those kids that grew up knowing what they wanted to do.
When I was a kid I loved to:
- Read & go to the library. I would go every week if I could. I’d load up with at least 10 books, read them all in one week, and be begging my mom or grandma to take me back so I could get more books.
- Play soccer. I didn’t get to play on a team until I was 14ish. Reasons behind that is a whole other blog post. But by the time I finally go to play I was the kid that new nothing. Sure I had fun for those few weeks I played, but lets be honest… I was 14, new nothing about the rules of soccer, just knew that I had fun kicking the ball around and playing. I had no technique, no skill, and I was out of shape.
- Side note- I have no idea why I went off on that rant. Point being- I loved playing soccer, but playing mostly with family outside in our backyard. :)
- I loved being on the computer. Typing was something I was really good at. (Thank you Mavis Beacon) I was on this homeschool forum online where I could chat with other homeschool kids about all kinds of stuff. I made connections- hence why I probably love blogging now. :)
- I had fun doodling, and loved all kinds of art stuff even though I was never good at one particular thing.
- I thought photography was awesome. But never got into it.
So my point is.. I never knew what I wanted to do. I didn’t grow up wanting to be a teacher, a doctor, or anything like that. I had a brief moment of insanity where I thought I wanted to be a lawyer. I took one online intro to law class and didn’t even finish it. haha :)
I still remember sitting out on the back porch one day during my senior year. I had printed out all of the degrees that CSU offered. I went through all of the pages and crossed out things I knew I didn’t want to do, and circled things I liked. I remember wanting to cry and feeling hopeless. I didn’t know what I wanted to do. Things I circled were things like Interior Design, Photography, and Marketing. (surprise surprise I ended up where I am now, right?)
So, when I graduated from high school I was 17. I didn’t really have friends outside of cousins. Nothing was really keeping me in Colorado. So I applied to a Bible College in St. Louis, Missouri.
I went there for one year. I look back at that year now and I am just amazed that my parents spent all that money and let me go there. I mean, I was their oldest daughter, 17 years old, yes I was responsible but wow. St. Louis is a long ways from Loveland, Colorado.
I only went there for a year, and during that year I made a lot of friends, and started to learn a little more about myself. Gosh, I look back and I get embarrassed. I was so immature. I had no clue what I was doing. I took some things so seriously and now I’ve grown up and realized those things don’t even matter. I like to think of that year as my high school senior year. Because I turned 18 when that year was over (my birthday is in June), and all the things in that college year were so… HIGH SCHOOL. :) You know what I mean.
So I moved back to my parents. Who were now in Houston, as you know. And I ended up staying because… 1) I didn’t want to go back to the drama. 2) I was starting to realize how much money it was costing my parents. 3) There was this cute boy I was starting to fall for…. you remember the story.
So I started going to school in Houston. Went for Marketing. Business was something that I just grew up learning about because of my dad. He is a CFO and has his MBA, he’s a smartie. :) So going into the business field was just something I went into because it was familiar. After completing my basics I transferred to University of Houston.
And I HATED it.
This post is getting really super long so I am going to finish it up tomorrow. Don’t worry, I’m writing it now, so you can be sure it will be up. :)
If you read this whole post. You are truly amazing.