I'm a "recent" college grad from UNC-Charlotte (I wonder how long I can keep saying "recent" considering it will be a year this december). I felt completely prepared for the "real world" but little did I know how much my world would change, and how much I would grow and learn in the months after graduation.
|My mom, dad, and I at graduation.|
The past seven months living in Daytona have been a huge learning experience for me. I can honestly say I have gone through every emotion from feeling happy, sad, lonely, excited, anxious, lost, you name it. I have learned about myself and grown in ways that I would never have imagined, and I know that i'll only continue to learn every day.
I've gotten to do some of the most amazing things (that i'll definitely blog about later), I've made some mistakes, skinned my knees, and had my heart broken, but all of these things are shaping the person I am, and the person that I want to become.
I wish that life had a "how-to" book, but unfortunately it doesn't, and that's why it's life. I hope that through this blog, I can share some of my journey with you, and offer some advice to other girls like me. Girls who are in that middle stage of life, and not too sure of what's next. I have no idea what's next, but I am starting to realize, that life is unexpected. Sometimes it takes you where you don't really want to go, but it's exactly where you're supposed to be.
|Me with the 2011 NASCAR Diversity Interns, my first big project working at NASCAR. These are some of the most amazing people I've ever met and they taught me so much this summer.|