Life Update & Farewell to 2017

Note from April 2018 Me: I wrote this post back in December and just realized I never actually published it. As such, it is a little outdated. For example, I have since figured out just what the heck I will be doing with that English degree. Anyway, here are some of my ramblings from the end of 2017, enjoy (or at least make it through with only one or two eye rolls):


Who has been horrible at keeping up with her blog? Even after promising herself she wouldn’t drop the ball, and get caught up with school and life? This girl! Well, I’m back. And I really have no idea what to write about. I just realized it’s been almost four months since I last posted, and that’s not good. So, here is a little life update. Although, I am pretty sure the only people who read this blog are my parents and my grandma (love you guys ;).

So, I did a thing. I finally declared a major (again). I am officially an English major, for better or worse… (If you want to hear more about my major-dilemma, check out this post here). Anyway, when it comes to making decisions, I am just plain terrible. I over think and second guess everything way too much. That is probably why it took 3 major changes and almost two years to finally (hopefully) stick with one.

Don’t try to ask me what I plan on doing with an English degree. I have absolutely no idea. That is one reason why it took me so long to finally change my major to English. I like to have everything all planned out, in a nice logical order. However, as I am sure you all know, that is not how life works at all. So, I just changed my major to English, even though I don’t have any clue what that will lead me too. At least I don’t have to take any more math classes!

This post is literally me just rambling, so that’s interesting.

Can we talk about how 2017 is almost over? Like when and how did that even happen….I still feel like it is  2014. Yikes.

I don’t know how to properly describe what 2017 was for me. It was definitely interesting in more ways than one. It was a year of spiritual, mental, and intellectual growth, while also realizing just how much farther I have to go.

2017 taught me a lot of things. I learned that I am a cat person, instead of a dog person. I like cats. They do their thing, you do yours, and you both just chill out and have a nice time. We could all learn a thing or two from cats. I also learned that yes, I still hate avocados. On toast or as guacamole, they are still the weirdest textured food. I don’t understand their appeal at all.

Moving on from cats and avocadoes, 2017 taught me (okay, is still teaching me), to accept that uncertainty is a necessary part of life. I’m learning to be alright with the fact that I’m not going to know all that I want to when I want to. I’m learning to make decisions even if it means taking a step or two in the dark, not really knowing where I’m going to end up. This year I learned to rely on my Savior, Jesus Christ more than ever before. I learned that through Him, I can do things that I literally would not able to accomplish on my own. 2017 was one of those years where you learned a lot, but you are also more than ready to move on as well. 

Overall, I think 2017 and I have come to the mutual agreement that it is time to go our separate ways. Yes, I learned a lot from 2017, but I am also ready to move on and see what 2018 has in store. I really hope that sounded less cheesy to you than it did in my head. Hopefully 2018 will involve lots of sloths. Speaking of sloths, I found sloth gummy candies at Walmart today, and I thought that was a beautiful thing that needed to be shared with you. I am going to end this post now before I get even more off topic. Farewell, 2017!

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