The day has come that I never really thought would come. This time one year ago I made my way to TCU and all I remember thinking is
"Okay Lord just get me to May when I am on the way home for summer. Please please please."
One year later, and I was wishing the complete opposite?! Freshman Year was a blast, but for a while, in my eyes, it was an obstacle I had to overcome. I wasn't thinking at all past Freshman year, just get me to summer. Well Summer did come, & very quickly!! And, I haven't really even had time to think about life after summer. I mean I knew I was going to go back to TCU (duh), but the thought of going back and getting back into the swing of things at college didn't cross my mind until a couple of weeks ago. Funny how that happens, right?
This summer has been better than I ever wanted!!! It has been full of discovery of myself, along with great time with family and friends, lots of learning about the business world and life in generall, and some success in developing Southern and Thankful as a brand. That was a main goal of mine for this summer and I believe I accomplished that. Like most things, I can't fathom how the summer went so fast??? It seems like just yesterday I packed up a dorm room full of stuff and moved it home. Now I am packing up to go back & begin my Sophomore year?!
After being away for a year I feel extremely blessed to have spent the summer back in Stuttgart. I grew to appreciate it so much after being away... the people, places, and everything else that makes Stuttgart so special! I will miss my family, my friends, my bed, the fact that you can see the stars at night, working at Coker Hampton, attending FUMC on Sundays, PLL on Tuesday's, homemade pizza, movie nights, lake days, and being known around town, which basically makes you feel famous in a small town.
In this phase of life I am assuredly going to be missing something coming and/or going. The beauty of this, is that both places are always going to be in my life, making me feel welcomed with open arms! I love that and take a lot of comfort in it.
Summer has been fun, and the next one will be here before I know it?! Until then, I plan to live life to the fullest, all while being incredibly thankful. Please pray for safe travels tomorrow. I am going alone because of a crazy schedule, and would appreciate prayers. I have discovered that I really don't like traveling alone, but once I arrive back in Fort Worth, life will begin getting back to normal. With each mile that I drive, I will begin to feel the excitement of returning to my friends & the new place I grew to feel in sync with my first year. Stuttgart you have a piece of my heart and I will always love you! Until next time, keep up with me here and stay thankful! Summer 2015, wow thanks for being so good to me! You will be remembered for many many years to come! Thank you all for loving and supporting me so well... I am headed back to Texas in the best way possible... Full of thanks!
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!