Its been a while, to put it shortly. Considering my last post was from 2014, so much has changed since then. Getting married, graduating, moving, moving again, and about to move again, I just wanted some consistency and a place to look back at here. I think back to my posts from 2014 and I just cared what people thought so much it made me much more anxious to post. So I'm just going to keep this up over here and post whatever I feel I want to. There's so much freedom in realizing that I do not need to do or act for the masses, but just to be myself.
So just to start and update, heres some highlights from life.
UPDATE in points:
- we moved all of our belongings across country in a trailer
- lived in a 400 sq ft apartment
- had the best walks of all time in Ardsley Park in Savannah, GA
- Will ran his first marathon in ATL, which was a lot more hillier than expected
- graduated college, a day I thought would never come
- roadtripped seventeen hours with a three car caravan to see our pals Amy and Jordan get married (!!)
- camped on the beach where I got the worst sunburn in my life (dehydrated, swollen face, IV bags and all)
- lived within a two mile radius of all our savannah friends
- we now have four neices and nephews combined
- got a $400 dollar ticket for having a glass of lemonade at the beach
- Will's first house he designed was built
- my sister started a school (about to start its third year)
- moved back to Fayetteville, AR
- moved into an apartment previously rented by a smoker, moved out the next day
- reluctantly started barre3, which I now love
- have kept our plants alive for two years
- went to the State Fair of Texas
- I mowed my first lawn
- travelled in our Suburu to more places than I ever would have thought possible in a year and a half : TX, AR, OK, TN, MS, AL, MO, KS, GA, SC, NC, VA, MD, PA, NY, CT, MA, NH
In a nutshell
Wow life knows how to creep. The final quarter of my sophomore year could be rounded into one word: reviving. Everything I thought would happen occurred in such a different way, some harder, but all the more rewarding. Being back with old friends and old places made me feel all the more excited to move into the new. The longer I am in school the broader and broader I feel my options are for the future. This is extremely scary (when people ask you what you want to do) but also thrilling (when you think you could do anything and up). But in this time I know this is where I belong, and to have that means more than any security of the future could give.
This quarter I:
Strawberry fields forever
May will definitely have flowers because it has been raining non stop. And I love it. I signed a lease. Somehow finding a house and deciding for yourself the numbers, signing something, makes you feel as though you’ve grown up over night. One rainy night Amy and I saw the house and put in our application within the next hour.
On Saturday Allison and I resolved to go on a strawberry-picking-Easter date since most of our friends were out of town seeing family. We’ve come a long way since the dorms, our friendship beginning in such a way that we both laugh about now. She is such a consistent and honest presence in my life not reliant upon proximity.
Not knowing what you had till it was gone feels like it has never been a more accurate description to anyone than to me. It’s hard to admit that something you thought would be so wonderful was actually something that was just okay. So incase you missed it.. Last summer I transferred from Savannah College of Art and Design to Kansas City Art Institute. This adventure excited me. Living life next to my sister, being closer to home (although) still eight hours away) and other people who deeply influenced my happiness. The art institute was much more fine art heavy, and I thought I would be better off. I realized I wanted just the opposite, something realistic, and I am just so grateful I have the opportunity to come back to SCAD. Moral of the story is ultimately its okay to back up and realize that what you thought was perfect isn’t. It's okay to go back. So as I embark back on this adventure in Savannah, a door I thought was shut, I am happy to share it. There’s magic hidden in this town, and it took me leaving to feel it.
I just cannot get over my time here. Last night we celebrated Amy and Polly's birthdays on a far away dock, and I was overwhelmed with joy for being back with these people and getting to have them as a constant in my life.