03 November 2015

Ramblings from a College Senior

Hello from Green Bay! I am alive, I actually have content that I want to write, but I don't have the time to write it.  Here are some random ramblings from my life, that I hope you can relate to or laugh at my thoughts!

On being a senior.... Holy cow, are my emotions all over the place right now. You can find me staying up late to finish a paper because I spent too much time with friends, applying for jobs or thinking about how I should be cleaning. My priorities this semester are much different than in past semesters, and it's not a bad thing. I haven't been obsessively counting my hours of sleep, or counting my study hours. Being with my friends, randomly making food and having a glass of wine with my roommate has become more important than sleep. My grades are important still, which is why the number of nights I've been up until 2 am before an 8 am has increased by 200% this semester. I'm no longer super worried about how much sleep I'm getting, or how clean my room is. I'm not worried about having the perfect morning routine, or having a perfectly put together planner. I'm fully embracing the fact that within 45 days I will be a college graduate, and I need to embrace the college lifestyle while I'm still here.

On being engaged... I'm planning a wedding with my best friend, and that brings this sense of absolute calm to me. Not knowing if I will have a job after graduation, or where I will be is scary, but knowing that in less than 2 years I'll be married to my best friend is calming and exciting. I just bought our wedding binder from Southern Weddings, and am in love. I can't wait to start writing in it!

On job hunting.... Short of begging people to hire me, job hunting is this anxiety ridden process for me. I know that it's all going to work out but I'm really excited to start my potential career in public relations. Talking about leaving my internships are sad however, because I love both of them and wish I could work 3 jobs at one time!

On friends...  As Matt and I start to plan our wedding, the people we want in our wedding party have become even that more dear to me. Their constant support, love and help has been invaluable already. I don't think any gift could begin to give back what they've given us already! Being engaged definitely clarifies friendships, and I'm appreciating it!

On family... This fall my family life has been kind of crazy. There have been a lot of happy moments, but a few scary ones. These events have made me so grateful for the wonderful, loving and crazy support system that is my family. Who ever you consider your family, let them know how much you care, and take the time to call them!

On my blog.... I love to blog, I love having my little corner of the internet, but my space right now I don't feel like represents me. I'm not motivated to blog because I don't feel like I'm representing myself. So this is the official notice of rebranding. It is going to take awhile to rebrand since I am finishing up my senior year, but I promise to be back with some amazing content. Thank you to all of my amazing readers for following me for the past two and a half years, I hope to be able to inspire you as I transition from being a college student to a professional!



  1. I definitely agree that it is so fun having your own little corner of the Internet! Yay for senior year! Have lots of fun!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  2. Good luck with the rebranding, the wedding, and everything in between! Definitely get more sleep though, my senior year was exactly the same way!

    Alessandra | blog.pumpup.com

  3. I can't wait to see your rebrand!
    I am so glad you are soaking up your final semester of college instead of stressing about it.
    Good luck to you in all of your future endeavors.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  4. I hear ya, girl! We all go through those times were we feel like there aren't enough hours in the day. Hang in there, it will all calm down. I can't wait to see the rebranding!

    Sara Kate Styling

  5. Senior year is so crazy! I find myself worrying less about grades, more about making it through and making connections! Love this post, I completely relate!

  6. Such an exciting time in life! I'm a junior in college and you have your life way more figured out than I do!! I hope I am in your position this time next year. Congrats and good luck with everything!! I so look forward to reading more about your adventures.
    xo, claudia

  7. Sounds like you are in the midst of so much craziness. I can relate to skipping out on sleep to finish a paper...it is crazy! Good luck with everything, graduation is so exciting!

  8. Senior year is so much fun, but so exhausting! I graduate in April and I am so, so ready. I just married my best friend in May and I totally understand what you mean about it being the calm in your life. There is so much uncertainty out there-but knowing who will be beside you for the rest of your life is amazing :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  9. As someone who just graduated in May from college, now is the time to enjoy your time at college. I was lucky enough to take "easier" classes my last semester so I got to have a lot more fun than the average college senior (which is advice I literally give everyone).
    with southern grace,

  10. So funny that you said you like having your own little corner of the Internet because that's one of the main reasons I started blogging. Best of luck in your senior year! x Nicole | www.changeanddress.com

  11. I loved this post and feel like I can relate to so much of it! I am not engaged, but one of my best friends is (and she's also a senior!), and we are doing wedding planning this weekend. :-)

    xoxo A

  12. Looking forward to the rebrand! And I agree that friends are often more important than sleep. I've graduated and I still feel that way!

    Julia | Pennies & Paper

  13. What an exciting year! As a newlywed, I can tell you that wedding planning can be stressful but is so fun! Enjoy every moment of it because it goes by so fast!

    xo Ashley

  14. I just spent a month job hunting! Hang in there, your perfect job is out there!

  15. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I know that the job search process is stressful - take it one day at a time! It will all work out!

  16. I loved hearing what you're up to! So excited for you with all of the exciting things going on in your life - wedding planning, graduation, and rebranding! Eeek!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  17. This was so sweet to hear, I wish you luck on your new journeys!