Hey there...

I have to admit, it feels a little weird writing to "no one", but hey, you've got to start somewhere. I want to give a short introduction, but to find out more, you can head over to my other blog It's Happy Hour. A lot of things have happened in my life since my last blog post over there, and I felt like I needed a fresh start.

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.
I was blessed enough to be offered a job a few weeks after graduation, working for NASCAR in Daytona Beach, FL. I didn't want to leave my friends and the city I had grown to love during my college years, but I also knew that this was an opportunity that I had to take. My mom and dad came to Charlotte, packed my stuff up in a U-Haul, and off to Florida we drove.

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.


Anonymous said...

I know the first post seems always weird. It is like words throw in the air hoping somebody will catch them.
But you did good, it's a nice introduction.
All the best in your blogging adventure!

Robyn said...

It is funny how we are all a little nervous about the first post...I thought I was the only one at the time I wrote mine!

Wouldn't it be nice if we all had a handbook though...(for life.,,,not blogging!)

Michelle Steiner said...

You've got a new follower, I'm also a huge Nascar fan. My fiance and I traveled to Daytona every February since 2006, until last year, where he was a paramedic for the track for almost 30 years.

Becs said...

I hadn't thought about it like that, but you're right, writing to no-one did feel weird! I think you did a great job here, it feels personal, like we're getting to know you a little bit and I really like your graduation photo.

Laura said...

Visiting from the link up! What an amazing opportunity out of college, working for NASCAR. I bet that is a dream job for millions of people. I hope your next post college year is better than you first!

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