Last week I was asked last minute to do graduation photos for a local high school. It was my first time ever doing graduation photos and it went pretty well. Plus, I was super excited to be able to use my new camera!
As I was standing there listening to the typical graduation speeches, I got thinking about my past 8 years. Yes, 8! Yikes, I’m aging… and fast. Anyways, I barely remember that day. What a blur. It’s crazy how time really does fly. It’s even crazier to think about how things change and, yet, how sometimes they stay the same. I got thinking about all of the students in those seats. They have no idea what is ahead of them. And now I think back, where there 20, 30, 40+ year olds looking at me in that same way thinking, “She has no idea.” Then again, do we ever really have any idea on what is ahead. Even at 80 I’m sure some 100+ year old (boy, technically is insane now days) could look down at you and think that you’re clueless.
My point? I really honestly don’t have one to this post I suppose. Just random thoughts I’ve had over this week. It’s just crazy for me to look back at those 8 years. I had such great hopes and dreams. I had no idea where my life was going that day in June. I had my perfect scenario in my head. Now, I look back and I have to laugh a little and I’m glad to say I don’t regret anything that’s happened since that day. My perfect scenario is far from my current life. In ways that is good and others, not so much. Either way, I am where I am today because of my choices and I wouldn’t change a thing. Honestly, what I thought would be “perfect” 8 years ago is far from what I would consider perfect now.
Lately, I’ve been trying to figure out what is next. In ever aspect of my life. And I sometimes day dream of my “perfect” scenario in the future. This graduation made me think and question all of that. Yes, we always have what our perfect future would look like in our heads but how often does that really happen? So, as I sit here, even tonight, thinking what is next I have to wonder what will actually be next. I can dream of the perfect job, change of career, husband, living situation and children but in 8 years will that be the same? Doubtful. I guess, overall, I’m just curious and anxious to see what the real future has in store for me…
On a completely different note: The original winner of the e.l.f. giveaway never claimed her prize soooo… I’m happy to announce a NEW winner! (Remember everyone you have ONE week to contact me other wise I will announce a new winner.) So, Sadia! please contact me with your shipping information within the next week and I’d be happy to send out your prize!
Make sure you stop by next week because I’m thinking another giveaway… with some of my new Etsy products… may be coming!