Tuesday, May 26, 2009

a few new thoughts.

So I realized that Life may just be easier if we let people in. This is me pondering things post-graduation... and although it may seem easier at the time, the after thought is always different. I mean once you open yourself up to someone and become completely vulnerable, they have all the ammunition to hurt you in the end. This is not a depressing blog I promise- its kinda just a collection of my thoughts recently.

On the other hand, if you never open yourself up and become vulnerable, then you can never truly know yourself. We were created for relationship and true relationship is being real with others-those that are the closest to you! I feel that my time at Vanguard has taught me just that- how, why, and with whom I can be vulnerable and truly walk life and journey with them, so for that I thank you!

I start bartending school tomorrow! Not sure how I feel about it, but I am excited and have NO idea what to expect! We will see if this seems like something that I really wanna do or not! At least I'll have fun with it and meet some new interesting people (I love that part).

Now its time to say goodbye..so long farewell. I feel like that's what I did with so many people 2 weeks ago at graduation- said our goodbyes not knowing when or if we would ever connect again! such is life? so they tell me. I feel that we were put together for a reason, and if it was only for that season, so be it, but it was good while it lasted at least. I do hope that I will remain in contact with as many of those great people (you know who you are) as I can and for as long as I can. So goodbye, so long, farewell....ON to the next chapter of life.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Its been said that after you graduate college, you start over as a freshman of life. I feel that this is true, but starting over is why we call graduation- commencement. We are starting out on life.. now knowing what we are to expect. As I now have been graduated for 3 days, it has definitely been a different setting. I woke up monday morning half expecting to wake up and go to class. I think that this is going to be a interesting adventure from this point. Graduation is a scary thing knowing that we (as graduates) will be going our separate ways and could possibly not see each other for many years. I know that this new chapter of our lives will be exciting and new and there will be some of my closest friends with me every step of the way.

Vanguard has been very good to me when it comes to a family. I have been given some of the best friends I could have ever imagined. My years at Vanguard have given me the opportunity to have and know some of the greatest people in the world. The people that I have met here are going to live forever in my memories and the photos that we have, and the times that we have shared. There are so many memories that I have with so many people. I will always remember these 4 years as the best years of my life. I have made the best friends of my life, and some of the best memories ever! Thank you Vanguard University for fostering the relationships that I will have for the rest of my life!