This year has been absolutely incredible; I feel like I haven’t stopped from the time the ball dropped until my first set of college finals just two weeks ago! I’ve had a blast and will miss the year that changed so much! While I am adamant about not being prideful, I believe that the end of a year is the perfect time to step back and reflect on all that you’re capable of. Bragging is never cute, but knowing your own worth is essential! I would love to see y’all take a second to appreciate all that you have accomplished and experienced in the last year. I know that while doing this, I realized how much has actually happened this year. I feel proud, accomplished, and blessed to have been able to experience all that I have. I hope y’all are able to do the very same before we start a new year!
After applying to nine colleges and getting accepted into eight, I had some big decisions to make. I was off for tours and of course had to bring some lilly along with!
I lovingly refer to this outfit as “Elle Woods Approved”. As the president of my school’s anchor club, I was in charge of planning and hosting tons of events. This event was our Anchor Runway, which raised over $5,000 for local charities. It’s amazing what passionate women can do.
This is easily the best night of my life. After months of preparing, I was being debuted as a debutante. A life long dream finally came true. What made it even better was my boyfriend, friends, and parents being there to celebrate with me!
Are there really any words for this dress? I can’t think of any that do it justice. Prom was incredible and I’m so blessed to have shared it with those who were so important to me!
This is what pure joy and exhaustion looks like. I gradated top ten in my class, gave my student body president’s speech, and was one of two awarded my school’s highest honor. Thinking about this night makes me feel as if I can do anything. I spent four years poring my heart and soul into my school and I feel like I actually accomplished all that I intended to. Hard work, prayers, and bravery will open doors that you could hardly imagine.
After graduating high school, I began Creating She as a creative outlet that documented my life and gave me a way to connect with others of same interests and passions. In two days Creating She will be six months old and I cannot wait to see what this becomes in the new year!
I rushed in the fall and after a week of pure… sweat, tears, and blisters, I found a home in Kappa Kappa Gamma! Now in all seriousness, rushing was the best decision I’ve ever made. It was definitely stressful, emotional, and tiring but I met some of the most incredible, inspiring women and some of my best friends through recruitment. I highly recommend that y’all look into greek life at your school!
I’m so glad that Kappa saw something in me, that maybe I hadn’t even seen in myself. These women have helped me in so many ways and I feel truly blessed.
I settled into my dorm and made a place that feels like home… though much quieter and cuter.
First game day in the Swamp, where the girls are the fairest and the boys are the squarest! 😉
Big Little week is a week of deserts, crafts, and gifts. Enjoy it ladies.
First themed party with some handsome fraternity gentlemen. MERICA.
The night that my best friend became my big. We may or may not be the classy housewife fam.
My biggest goal coming to college was to let myself experience things outside of my comfort zone. So what did I do? I went to Bourbon street on a fraternity road trip. That’s all I have to say about that.
I recently found out that I was accepted into my college’s honor’s program. I applied in the fall and wasn’t accepted. When I didn’t get in the first time, I considered giving up. It would have been easy; never talk about it again and move on. However, I knew that this was something that I could thrive in. I reapplied and it happened. What did I say before? Hard work, prayers, and bravery, these three things will show you a future that you never knew you could have.
I know that y’all are probably tired of hearing my motivational ramblings, but after writing this post I’m feeling pumped! So, just hang on. I can’t tell you how many no’s and rejections I’ve faced this year. Up until writing this, I looked at 2013 with disappointment, focusing on what I could have been or done. I’m positive that some of y’all are looking at your year the same way. So I’m telling you to sass yourself up, go through old photos, and recognize the beautiful, accomplished woman you are. Thank you for reading this oober (it’s a word.) long post and I hope that y’all are able to recognize and honor all that you are!