"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - Les Brown

Sunday, May 8, 2011


"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined"

( Photos by: Kelsey B. Photography)

I never knew how I would feel when this day came. I knew I would feel all the normal emotions that one would feel on graduation day but I always pictured life would be so different. During graduation you take time to reflect on the past 4 years, (5 for some of us) and it can always stir up a lot of emotions. I think of all the plans I had starting out, it is amazing how much life can change your plans.
- I am grateful for the opportunity to get an education
- I am grateful I got the opportunity to go to college with my best friends, 1 dream (of many) fulfilled*
- I am grateful we stayed up late
- I am grateful I ate one too many cookies and gained my freshmen 15.... + + + +.... (Here's to losing it)
- I am grateful I learned how to study hard, work hard, and pay for my education
- I am grateful for my mind and the ability learn
- I am grateful that my plans changed
- I am grateful I changed my major 3 times
- I am grateful I didn't marry any of my "college" boyfriends
- I am grateful I am a U of U graduate
- I am grateful my 5 year plan didn't come true
- I am grateful to have parents who are proud of me
- I am grateful that I am never alone 
- I am grateful I am still a dreamer

Now this is one of those cheesy moments when I really can say I am starting a new chapter of life. I am not half the person that I want to become, I hope when I do become that person that I want to be even better. Some of the best advice I have been given;
- Set goals
- Never settle
- Don't compare yourself to others, the grass is always greener on the other side
- Live in the moment
- Forget about all the things that didn't happen and decide what's next
- Don't stress (so simple, yet so wise)
- Be kind
- Love, serve, and the rest will take care of itself
- Run With It

I am grateful that life for me can slow down for a little bit, that I can sit back and really not just let life pass me by. My main goal is to live in the moment and Make It Count!

I don't know exactly what is next for me but I do know that I want to be better, and I will be better.

I am excited to start blogging again, I have been looking forward to this!

I am glad I could graduate with my sister, I love my friends and family so much, I am grateful for all the support and love I have gotten from so many people the past 5 years, so congratulations I could not have done it without you!

So after coming off of an inspiration weekend I want to remind all of you to never lose sight of your dreams and never stop setting goals, push yourself... but not too hard or life will just pass you by before you even have time to blink.

So my new blog title for now is DREAM BIG!

We did it!