A few weeks ago I was having a conversation with a friend about how I hadn't been feeling like myself at times and he replied, "well, when was the last time you wrote a blog?" --- like boom, right?
Therefore, here I am. Honestly, I am a little embarrassed because I haven't written since July and its November!! I wish I could give you some excuse, like I am taking 18 hours + I have a job, and all these other commitments blah blah blah... but I don't have any excuses, really. I've just fallen out of writing everyday... I used to be so good at it.
Pro Tip: when we do something routinely, or by habit, don't become lazy...it's the worst.
I was looking for something really good to write about, but instead of going all out, I thought I would try going "ole school" and just tell you about the little things I am thankful for. Like, for instance, my weekend because it was one that was filled with good memories!
This past Saturday TCU played UT here at TCU, and it was a fun game, but I will always remember it as the last game (unless there is some change of plans) that I attended as a TCU student. Believe me, that was HARD to type. I remember at the beginning of the semester I wrote down all of the games in my planner and I never imagined that this game would come so fast!! And just like that, it's already gone. Crazy!!
I decided at the beginning of last week that I was not going to go into the weekend all sad. My parents were coming, it was a night game (and not hot)...basically, I had a whole list of reasons in my head to be thankful. As a entered the stadium and got my traditional bucket of popcorn (tbt to when I cried into that bucket at the last game of 2016...I didn't want that to happen again lol) I looked around and relished in all of the memories made in that stadium on game day. I looked around and saw myself grow as a student through these memories. From being asked to victory during a game freshman year to making all sorts of friends in the stands....I have loved my time in the student section cheering on the horned frogs.
I guess this was the first of many lasts coming up way to quickly. I mean I enroll for my last semester on Wednesday-- MAKE IT STOP. I did enjoy my last game with some really fun and kind gals. Nothing but laughs and smiles... as it should be! I encourage you to find thanks in the bittersweet moments that life brings. I know I will be trying to do this many more times throughout my senior year. After all, that is what Southern and Thankful would do (wink wink).
I would also like to thank my parents for coming down for the weekend and spending time with me. I promise you,they enjoy TCU almost as much as I do, so it is really only fair they get to enjoy these last memories, too. Also, they took me and a friend (lol sorry mills #replaced) to the Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday, which was an awesome experience. Something I had been wanting to do since I have been a student living in Texas. It was truly so fun to experience this with three of my favorite people and add to a weekend full of great memories. We are all fortunate to be here each and every day making memories with those around us....we are lucky to have the opportunity. This is just an outlook I have been taking, attempting to truly cherish the lucky memories in life. These aren't your everyday normal memories. These are the memories that make an impact on your life. These are the memories you consider yourself lucky to experience. I hope you will take this outlook, too. Trust me, we are so so lucky! #blessed
If you are still here, thanks for reading. It feels good to be back. Make the lucky memories. Cherish the lucky memories. Be thankful.
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A recent graduate from Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!