Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Life Changed


I haven't been around for awhile, clearly, and here is why! 



I GRADUATED! 

This last month has been a crazy ride, that's for sure. My internship ended, I finished my final papers, and had a full seven days of Senior Week activities. I also wrote my final post for our admission blog, which conveys a lot of my emotions. 

I wrote: " In high school, I just wanted to blend in. Despite my love for vintage clothes, I wore jeans and Hollister tees to fit in;  I didn’t want to cause a stir. I also didn’t stand up for myself, which resulted in me getting emotionally hurt. Juniata, however, changed all that. I found amazing friends who didn’t care what I wore – in fact, liked the unique clothes I started to collect. I took classes and talked with professors who gave my thoughts validity. Without realizing it, I became a much stronger person; someone who could say what she believed, wear the clothes she loved, and have a goal of helping women and girls in harmful relationships. Juniata and this community made all of those things possible." 



Now. My room is empty, my car is packed, and tomorrow I head home. There have been so many goodbye: my friends, housemates, and professors: so many people that I care about. The future is still unsure, which can make it harder to say goodbye. 

I know that not everyone has had a positive college experience, but I have loved my time at Juniata more than I can say - I love my now alma mater (how weird is that?) and wouldn't change bit of my time here for the world. I'm such a different person because of my college experience - I wouldn't have started Thrifting Through Life, that's for sure. 

Things are going to be a getting back to normal around here pretty soon after a quick trip to Virginia for a weekend conference, but I just wanted to pop in and explain the silence.

 


I know there are a couple of other grads out there in the blogging world, so congrats to all of you as well! 

Oh. Also, because this my favorite picture of my family ever. 


 xoxo,

Laura 

7 comments:

Ravishingly said...

Congrats! Nice to hear you had such a positive college experience. :)

Ravishingly

Anna Martin said...

Yay! ^_^ Congratulations! <3333

- Anna

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Kacie Ellis said...

Woohoo! Congrats! This is such a proud and exciting moment! I love the emotion and feeling your shared in your admission blog post. Side note: I'm just now noticing in these photos (the black and white photo in particular) that you have gorgeous eyebrows! They're the perfect fullness and shape. I know that's probably a weird thing to comment on but it's true :) Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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peach said...

lovely post :) I really enjoy reading your blog! haha keep in touch x Peach

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Linda B said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so glad your time at college has been such a positive one. :D

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Hannah said...

Woohoo! Way to go, Laura! :)

ThriftyGirl51 said...

Congratulations!!

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