Taking a Leap of Faith: How my Life Plans have Changed

7:00 AM

Hi Y'all,
I know I haven't posted in a long time, but let's change that.

I started a new job about a month and a half ago now, which seems absolutely crazy. I now work with first graders! Also, I've made the commitment to go back to school and earn a degree in Elementary Education. I will hopefully hear back from the program I want in the next few weeks. While I'm about to hit finals week (it's next week for me), I realize every day that I do want to work with children, especially young ones.

Now, let's go back to a year ago. I was getting ready to finish up my first college degree in Communication Studies with the dream of becoming a journalist (thanks, Rory Gilmore).
Fast forward not being able to get a job in that field (literally anywhere in my state), and working in retail for 11 months at 40+ hours a week. Then, a very big job change to focusing on 6 and 7 year olds.

Clearly, that dream has changed a lot.

And that's okay, really.

Yes, not having a "dream" job right out of college hurt, a lot. It's okay though because I was able to find my real dream.

Instead, I got a lot of life lessons that were important to learn. I've learned what I will and won't put up with in a business sense, as well as how to stand up for myself. I've learned that it is never okay to be happy, and the only way to fix it is to do something about it. I've learned that being single when all your friends get engaged is ok, even a good thing (much more free time to plan things). I've learned that it's okay to say no... and so much more.

While this past year has been crazy, I've learned so much about myself and have set myself up for success along the way.

 with southern grace,