Road trip to Savannah

A friend of mine from college recently moved to Savannah and has been begging me to go visit. It's only a three hour drive from Daytona so I decided to take him up on his offer this weekend. I had never been to Savannah before but it's a really cute town. The downtown area still has cobblestone streets (I should not have worn heels!) and spanish moss covers the trees.

Matt, two of his buddies, and I spent the day at the pool and then headed downtown for dinner and drinks. We did a little "bar hopping" and I was very excited to learn that you can take your drink "to-go" in Savannah. We started out at a rooftop bar that overlooked the River, and ended the night at an awesome piano bar. The boys had a great time with the abundance of bachelorette parties downtown and the highlight of my night was hearing "Wagon Wheel" at the piano bar, it brought back great Carolina memories.

On my drive back today I realized that this weekend was exactly what I needed. Sometimes Daytona can get lonely, and it's nice to know that a familiar face is only 3 hours away. Sorry I have no pics to share from my weekend in Savannah, but I do have this adorable pic my mom sent me. It's my lil bro and our dog maddie! How precious are they?!

Love them...
I'm refreshed and ready for a new week, it's going to be a busy one! Tomorrow I begin my first day of grad school, studying sports management through a new online program at Texas A&M. Although I've been an Aggie at heart my whole life, my dream of graduating from A&M is finally going to happen. I feel very blessed.

Wishing you all a great week!

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.
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