Wrapping Up My Third Year Of College
I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to be posting these photos. I feel like they are just so me. I absolutely love shooting with Dallas (see our last photo set here!) and I really feel like he brings out the best of my vision!
I really feel like this outfit embodies my sense of style well. I has the girly touches, it's elevated casual and the little hint of something sexy. Plus, it has so many pieces that are so versatile. I really recommend purchasing in a top like this because they really can be worn in so many different ways. Like I am here, with an undershirt (haha) and a skirt for church, with shorts and a cute wedge for a girls brunch. I have quite of few breezy white tops of this nature and I reach for them constantly.
you guys...I cannot even believe it is time to write this post. Junior year of college is over and I only have one semester left. Looking back to where I was a year ago today, that girl just seems like a ghost to where I am today. I was depressed. Like really heavily so. I was heartbroken. Lost. But now, I am loved. I love myself. I feel my worth with what I love in life and I am truly so full of joy.
If you would have told me a year ago that this is where I'd be today, I don't think I would believe you. I felt stuck and even though I spoke hopefully, I am not sure if I really believed it, but God is faithful y'all. All of those experiences led me right into what my heart so desperately needed this year.
A few huge adult discoveries were made this year. (I even found myself saying out loud yesterday "what is the adult thing to do?" Haha) Like my career goals took a slight shift, if I can even call it that. I have always wanted to be a director but honestly, I didn't really have the confidence to do so. However, this year I have gotten opportunities to chase that dream and it has been incredible, plus my confidence has grown through it as well.
I also took my last dance class. I have been dancing since I was like 18 months old, so it was a hard thing to see coming. I will dance and teach forever, it is something that is ingrained in my soul, but it is shifting and luckily I have directing to help fuel that change as well.
My friendships have gotten stronger. I currently live with my best friend, Tanith and it is going to be really hard to say goodbye to her being about five steps away, but I am so proud of her and I know that her dreams will take her everywhere but we will be friends forever.
And finally, I have found my sweet boy Josh and it has been the most joyful experience growing our relationship. I have never blatantly said it, but a lot of my depression came from being in really abusive relationships in the past and I am so thankful for the pure love he has shown me.
I am the happiest I have been in years and I absolutely cannot wait to see what's in store in the future. Let's summer it up and end 2018 with a degree!
TOP: Unknown via Marshalls (similar) | JEANS: Shop That's So Gold (same brand, size up) | HEELS: Chinese Laundry via Ross (similar) | EARRINGS: Urban Outfitters | LIPS: Soap and Glory: Sexy Mother Pucker in Rosy Chic | NAILS: Wet N' Wild: Wonder Gel in Crime of Passion | PHOTOGRAPHER: D.Riley.G Photo