I can't believe it's already Wednesday! This week is just whizzing by! I want to say thank you to everyone who left me a sweet birthday comment, tweet, or text. All of your kind words certainly made my birthday that much more special. I am so thankful to be surrounded be such wonderful, positive people. So thank you all for the very special birthday wishes.
In other news, Scott and I have been up to our ears in homework and studying for finals, but we're getting by just fine. It's crazy to think this is my last finals session as an undergraduate!
Cardigan: gift; Dress: Old Navy; knee highs: c/o We Love Colors; Boots: Steve Madden
Button-up: Levi's; Jeans: Quicksilver; Shoes: Sperry's
Even though school has been taking over, we still have been trying to take the time to have a little fun. We both really love taking walks around downtown Mesa, and eating yummy ice cream and sorbet from Cold Stone. During this time of stress, I feel like it's the little things that count most. It's always nice to take a breather and remember why you're working so hard, and why you care so much.
Lately I've been doing a lot of reflecting on my career as a college student. I started at a two year community college knowing that I wanted to major in Journalism. My first semester was rough. I remember being so overwhelmed with my classes, and the whole idea of being in college. During that time I was thankful my mother pushed me to go to community college, as I don't think I could have made it at a big university yet.
A year later Scott joined me at community college, and I was so happy that he was there. He would walk me to class, carry my books, and meet-up with me during breaks. I really didn't have many friends at school, so I was always thankful to have him there to keep me sane.
A year and half later I headed off to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. At this point my school had only been in its new location in downtown Phoenix for one semester, so the classes were significantly small, and not many people were ever around. Looking back now I am very thankful for that transition time. Every semester after that the classes would get bigger, and the student population would continue to grow.
It took me five years to finish my undergraduate degree, which is something I am not ashamed of. Most of the people I grew up around finished in four years, but for me, I needed that extra year. I am very thankful that I gave myself that extra time to only take 12 to 13 credit hours a semester. Anything else would have been too much, and my grades would not have come out as well as they did if I had done that for myself.
So as I get ready to completely walk away from the Cronkite school and my career as an undergraduate, I can only think about how happy I am with the education path I chose. There truly couldn't have been a better major for myself, or a better place to go to school. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to attend such a prestigious school, and will forever be thankful that such a place existed so close to home.