Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

I am so entirely blessed to say that I am a graduate of Paul Mitchell the School Fresno as of 12/27/13. I have never been so stoked on life. The Lord has opened new doors for me, and I intend on glorifying Him every step of the way.

Leaving school was extremely bittersweet. I have made some of the greatest friendships that I will forever appreciate, even with the teachers, and I grew so used to waking up knowing that I’d be surrounded by beautiful faces all day, every day. As a new graduate, I have taken advantage of sleep and the gym as much as I can, and haven’t seen these beautiful faces. Needless to say, I’m having withdrawals. 

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How cute is this poster that my friends made? I can’t even believe how lucky I am in my life. Thank you Sireena, Jordan, Jasmin, and Maxtyn for being my rocks as my time came to a close. I love you all so deeply… it’s weird.

Aside from this beautiful accomplishment, my life has been absolutely insane lately. My boyfriend moved to a different town to play baseball (It’s only about an hour and a half away, though, so we’ll be just fine), my boyfriend’s oldest sister, one of my best friends, is leaving to study abroad for four or more months this Friday, I am stressing over my State Board test and finding a job in the meantime, I miss my grandfather more and more every passing day, and this whole “dieting” thing is really taking it’s toll. Along with that, God has been showing me real patience that I need to learn from through my family, my boyfriend, and my boyfriend’s family. My anxiety could literally eat me alive, I’m convinced, but it’s only made me attempt to reach closer to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The Bible tells us not to be anxious about anything, but to pray about it. (Philippians 4:6) (Strongly thinking about getting this tattooed). The reason I’m sharing this with you all is because it is NORMAL to have anxiety, but it is not NECESSARY. I am learning more and more every day that worrying only makes things harder on me. In fact, I have wasted so much of my life lying in bed, thinking about the “what ifs” and worrying. I owe a HUGE “thank you” to my family, my boyfriend, and my boyfriend’s family for the constant love, understanding, and support that they’ve shared with me because it shows me how life should be- driven by The Lord and not by my own mind. If anyone reading this has issues like mine, you aren’t alone. I am here for you, but more importantly, God is here for you and is only a prayer away. That, alone, is the most powerful thing in the world.

I love you guys. Thank you all for making my life what it is. I’m so blessed.

 

Here’s to 2014, loves. Let’s make it a year filled with love and laughter, God and family, happiness and grace.

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