But, seriously. I know this poster is overused but I’m turning to it as of late for a bit of solace. Why? Oh, because I am doing this little thing called GRADUATING COLLEGE in 15 days. A mere 15 days and I will have my diploma. Who decided I needed to grow up?
So, with two weeks to go, I still have no job in the works. Let’s not even get into how that makes me feel… ha. I am trying this new idea. Embracing Uncertainty. It gets uppercase letters and everything because it’s that important. I ran into the Greek Life Coordinator on campus today and she told me to take this uncertainty and enjoy it because I will never have another time like this, with no responsibilities and obligations, for the rest of my life. Ah! It’s much easier said than done, but I am going to try.
Before I leave Chicago in two weeks there are a few things I’d like to do. There’s no surprise that most of them include food. (Or all of them include food, I’m not telling.) I also decided to do a bunch of other OCD-ish things with this time like clean my makeup brushes and securely fasten buttons that are on their last leg. Woooo! Sounds pretty crazy, right? I am totally living it up with no responsibilities! I’ll probably suffer from a cleaning solution hangover with all the chores I’m going to be doing!
I stumbled upon the above photo the other day and could not help but laugh and think a little deeper. It was taken my freshman year of college when I was attempting to grow a plant in my room. First, I thought it was telling how I had this plant sitting on top of my philosophy book. Immanuel Kant and I did not really get along.
The peanut butter also makes me giggle; my friend and I would gorge ourselves on apples and peanut butter for weeks thinking we were being the healthiest chicks until one of us saw the calories. (!!!!) How tiny my little dorm room was! Peanut butter, makeup, lotion, knives and forks are lived happily together on my dresser.
But second, and much more deeper, I see this little plant and how happy I was that it had three little stalks. I could relate this to my life as of late. I need to slow down and take a breath. My future can be figured out slowly and I will allow myself to celebrate all the “little” accomplishments I achieve along the way.