The cutest two ladies in the waiting room at the doctors office today. The one on the right picks up her friend from the bus every day, takes her to buy her SmartOnes meals and brings her to her appointments. Got a lot of sage advice listening to them chat today :)
Getting real tired of being the friend that EVERYONE come to with their shit and needing advice but the moment I need any semblance of support everyone’s busy.
So over it.
Super thoughtful card from @bleedthatmaroonandgold #loveyou #best
Did this to my boss’ offices last night. Leaving my job is going to be the hardest part of graduating.
As I get ready to graduate within the next 3 days, I’m going to take a moment to reflect on the things that my 4 years as an undergrad has taught me…
In college, you are going to meet people you love, that you will later hate. You will meet people that you instantly hate, that you will later on grow to appreciate. And you will also meet people that you hate - that you will later hate even more to the point that you have to be an adult and actually stay in the same room as them for more than ten minutes without choking them. But then there are the people that you meet that will soon become closer to you than family - hold on to those people. Show them you appreciate them, and don’t let their friendship slip through your fingers - these are the people you’re going to want your kids to have as role models later in life. You’re going to have to step out of your comfort zone to get the grade, to get the guy, to get what you want. If you don’t do something daring once and a while, you’re going to leave college the same person as when you entered. Take a minute to talk to your professors, chances are they know exactly what you’re going through at your highs and lows, and are going to be able to offer you advice that will help you, whether it be short term or long term. Also, you’re going to need references, and your manager at the bookstore isn’t always going to give you the best one. You’ll meet people that come from all different backgrounds, opportunities, and walks of life. Feel these people out. In some way, shape, or form, they’re going to help you - even if they’re a bad influence, or someone that you don’t want to be like - you’re richer for the experience. Get drunk, get really drunk, but don’t get so drunk that people have to worry about you, no one benefits from that. Remember that even when some people will get handed the things you’ve put your blood sweat and tears into - when you finally reach your peak, you’ll feel better knowing that you did it on your own merit (it won’t seem like it at first, but I swear, you’ll get there). Always repay a favor. As hard as it sounds, don’t hold grudges (just remember the facts). Move around even when you’re in the same city. Change with the blinds open once and a while. Live with strangers. Cook dinner for a bunch of your friends. Wear that outfit that you didn’t know you had the confidence to wear - and fucking own it. Sleep naked. Join a club for something you don’t really care about. Genuinely try to get to know other people - don’t try to force other people get to know you. Don’t brag about your personal or family life, no one cares. Do tell someone you’re proud of something you’ve worked hard for (they’ll know when you really mean it, and they’ll be happy for you too). Don’t try so hard to figure out who you are, the less you try, the easier it is. Most importantly, have fun. You only get to be an undergrad once (for the most part). Create stories to tell your kids, take pictures to look back on fifty years from now, and surround yourself with people you’ll still be friends with fifty years from now. You’ll go to college fighting to be the best and get hired afterwards, but in reality, that’s going to be the smallest part of your education.
Congratulations, Minnesota! Never been so proud to be a part of this beautiful state!
The picture doesn’t do it justice but my best friend’s mom sent me the coolest grad gift that she painted!
My sister made me the most gorgeous paddle as a graduation gift!
couldn’t be more proud of my gorgeous little and all the wonderful things i know she will do. so lucky to have her in my family!
It has been four years since this picture was taken.
And so, to the best, most brilliant, most beautiful girl I know…
If only we were together celebrating, screaming “new jersey?!?” at strangers and eyeing up baseball players who look good in clothes. If only were were bringing snacks to Frank’s class and watching the Olympics instead of studying! Since the day you DEMANDED we be friend you have taught me so much. Mostly that I am blessed to have you in my life. I cannot imagine it any other way. The distance is less than ideal, but I think we do pretty good. You are the tough love, the shoulder, and the spoon. You are my best friend. I hope you are feeling 22!! Can’t wait for the next four, plus four, plus four, plus four etc etc etc
Love you to pieces bb!
see you in 36 days!
Love you baby girl!!!
I can’t remember the last time I missed someone so much it hurt.