On the 11th of next month I will have been a college graduate for three years. THREE WHOLE YEARS, people. I can not believe how fast these years have gone by and I dread the day that I can no longer remember all the wild and stupid things I did back then. Anyways thinking about my 3rd anniversary of being a REAL adult got me thinking about where I thought I'd be today. I never thought I'd be back in High Point and def not working for myself. But it all worked out perfectly and I have not one complaint. So lets take a small trip down memory lane, starting with October/November 2010. Oh and I'm adding random selfies from my college days for fun. So the end of 2010 was hell for me. I was months away from graduating from college, had a terrible break-up (with the guy I just knew I'd be with forever, ha didn't we all!) and after filling out at least 20 applications a week I was broke and hadn't even had one job interview. My stress level was through the roof. See back then I just knew I was going to be a publicist working out of a fancy office right after college..didn't happen. December 11th 2010. Seriously one of thee best days of my life. I graduated from college. If ya'll knew the struggle I had getting up for an internship, going to class then to work every day and doing homework in between for the previous year then you'd know my excitement. And with how I started my first two years of college (I was everywhere but someones class) I didn't think I was ever going to get that damn degree. Fast forward to April/May 2014..ish is about to get real. The lease on our apartment is about to be up and everyone is going there separate ways. I still have not found my dream career and working full time for a little more than minimum wage was NOT going to pay any ones rent. And then on top of that I was having these really bad stomach pains and was gaining weight like crazy. With no other option available I sucked up my pride and broke down and asked my mom if I could come home. Saddest day of my life? Hell yea, partially because I promised myself that I would NEVER go back to High Point and secondly because I felt I was too "grown" to move back home..I was wrong..so wrong.
Summer of 2011 I'm now home and annoyed..my mom forces me to go to the hospital because the stomach pains I mentioned before were getting worse. Come to find out I have a large cyst growing on one of my ovaries (and when I say large I mean I looked like I was pushing 6 months pregnant) If I would have never come home and had her to make me go to the doctor I would have just kept ignoring the pain, Lord knows what could have happened to me.
Fast forward again a year later..I still have not found my dream job. And by then I realized I really wasn't as passionate about doing PR like I thought. After jumping from sucky job to and even more suckier job..I decided to take the leap of faith into my real passion. Had I gotten what I THOUGHT was my dream job and stayed in Durham I would have never had the balls to start my own business and probably wouldn't even be blogging today. And the financial stability from being home allowed me to start my business which I probably never could have down living alone. It all worked out.
And here I am today..content, self employed and letting ya'll all up in my business everyday. And if I wouldn't have gone through what I did I have no clue where I would be right now. This whole post idea was actually inspired by a post I read yesterday by Kaitlyn and how everything has always worked out for her. It amazes me that no matter how much you plan, worry and stress..things will ALWAYS play out exactly how they are supposed to. Back then if you would have told me I would be where I am today I would have laughed in your face and called you cray. But I honestly couldn't be happier. Of course there are still some things I wan't to be a little different but I know it will most def will work out in due time.
Happy Thursday! Linking up with Rekita today!