Tag Archives: college

Weddingpalooza!

26 Jun

This is a short snapshot of what’s going on right now:

4 Weddings (in 1 year!)

3 pregnant friends

3 friends in relatively serious relationships

And a partridge in a pear tree

Everyone tells you that college is a time for change, but post college life is just one big ‘ol pile of change. And according to friends of mine, this is one way it starts. A LOT of weddings and babies.

Invites!

I am really excited for my friends, honestly and truly. This is a big step and they’re all more than ready. However, I am not. I have so much on my plate, that adding something else might send all of my delicately spinning plates out of control. This is not say I’m not looking or toying with the idea. It’s just not my first priority. But it does throw your life into rather harsh perspective when it seems like everyone is pairing up. It especially doesn’t help when a co-worker gets wind of my many weddings and actually asks, “does that make you sad?”

No, actually it doesn’t. But thanks so much for bringing it up. These weddings and babies are a great way to reconnect with friends and family and celebrate happiness and love. Which is not something that we get to see all the time. Who cares what happens next, we have no way of knowing. So all that’s left is raise a glass, sit back and be happy.

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11 months 24 days and 10 hours…but who’s counting?

18 May

So it’s been less than a year since I’ve graduated from college, but it honestly feels like forever.

Graduation is always bittersweet

I recently visited my alma mater. It was both lovely and slightly anxiety inducing. I was able to visit with some old friends, but I inevitably had to answer the same question I dodged when I graduated last year, “so what are doing now?” I am lucky to have work, but in a way it seemed like I had romanticized graduation. I saw it as a finish line, but it was really just the start of the race and I seemed to have tripped on my shoelaces just as the starter gun was going off. I do have to remind myself that that many people feel the same way, full time work is very hard to come by right now. Unfortunately that does not ease the sting of job rejection, no matter how many times it happens.

I was reminded that its a numbers game, I just have to keep applying and will be rewarded. I hope that proves true for many reasons. One of which because I found myself asking my younger friends the very question I hated so much last year and seeing the same panic that had framed my face. I would like to be able to tell them that their perseverance pays off. Which I’m sure it will, sooner or later.

Derby Delights

8 May

I only recently became interested in the Kentucky Derby. My friend from Kentucky introduced me to the wonder of the derby four years ago while living in the same dorm in college. It started with pie. This pie, actually.

Kentucky Derby Pie

She made it in one of the other campus apartments and shared it with our whole dorm. And as everyone knows, there is no way better to get college kids to an event better than food. Each year the gathering got bigger until last year we had a real party. BBQ, pie, drinks, dollar pool and appropriate attire (dresses and big hats recommended). It was a blast.

The Girls

Even though the gang’s separated, the derby is a great memory. Today I got several text messages with everyone’s top horse choice. None of us chose the right one, but that’s not what makes the derby so much fun. It’s a great time together with maybe a mint julep and slice of pie in hand.

The Group