The One-Month Mark.

Today is the one-month mark to my college graduation and I’m experiencing a million different emotions at the thought. I’m in disbelief at how quickly these past four years have flown by and it makes my heart heavy to think that next month will mark what is, in many ways, the end of an era. This is the first time in my life that I find myself without a working plan for what comes next and it’s exciting and nerve-wracking and scary all at once.
It honestly feels like yesterday that I was standing in the circle in front of my freshman year dorm waving good-bye to my parents, tears streaming down my face at the thought of being away from home for the first time. Since then, Bucknell has become my home away from home, a place where I feel happy and safe and loved. This weekend I’ll be reflecting on my favorite college memories and reminding myself to make the most of what’s left.
No matter how you plan to spend your weekend, I hope you’ll join me in taking a moment to stop and smell the roses. It’s important to keep your eye on the prize and to set goals for yourself, but I find that sometimes we could all use the reminder to just sit back and enjoy the ride. 

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14 thoughts on “The One-Month Mark.

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  1. Oh boy, I went through all of that just last month. Such a strange and exciting time, but it sure does feel good to be done 🙂 Congrats & enjoy your last month!

  2. Congratulations – this is the beginning of so many wonderful things. I wanted to share a bit of Dr Seuss’s (he is an alum from my alma mater 😉 graduation worthy poem, “Oh the Places You’ll Go”

    “You have brains in your head.
    You have feet in your shoes
    You can steer yourself
    any direction you choose.

    It’s opener there
    in the wide open air.

    Out there things can happen
    and frequently do
    to people as brainy
    and footsy as you.

    And when things start to happen,
    don’t worry. Don’t stew.
    Just go right along.
    You’ll start happening too.”

    Best of luck. Bisous xo

  3. Congratulations !! It really does fly by so fast! This is my fourth year as well but I will be graduating next year…one extra year !

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

  4. I’m graduating exactly a month from today too–thanks for the post today, it’s a good feeling knowing I am not alone with my fear(s). Have a great weekend, smell the roses!

  5. Very wise words! Sometimes we are so busy rattling along on our journey to the destination that we forget the journey IS the destination.

    Have a wonderful Easter.

  6. Ah, Bucknell is a lovely spot. I visited there when college hunting and it had a similar feel to where I went (W&L). I cannot believe it has been almost 14 years since I graduated. Yikes. Seems like yesterday. Enjoy your last month….exciting times ahead but still nothing like those college days!

  7. It struck me this week that it has now been four years since I graduated college! Time post-graduation flies too. Only now have I semi-figured out my true direction and am following my passion instead of practicality. If I could pass on any recent-grad wisdom, it’s to follow your heart the first time around… the right opportunity is coming. Enjoy the freedom of possibility! Ok, now I’m sounding all podium-esque. Have a fabulous last month at school! Great things are ahead.

    xo Maggie