Yesterday my best friend (Kara aka Chummy) graduated from college. And that’s when I started reflecting and thinking about everything and how we started this journey together 4 years ago. We were both freshman at LSU. It was our dream school. And we both had soooo much fun together at first….but as time went on we slowly saw that maybe this WASN’T our dream school, and I think that was a big moment for both of us….This place we dreamed about for years ended up being a place we dreaded… She decided to switch schools and attend Southeastern! I stayed at LSU where I soon realized school wasn’t quite for me, and I kind of lost myself for a bit. So I decided I need to take some time off. A lot of people didn’t agree with my decision to leave, and they probably still don’t. But I know it was the best decision I ever made. But I could have never done it without the help of Kara. She believed in me. She pushed me to follow my dreams and to never settle for something that made me unhappy. She put that fire back in my soul and I can’t thank her enough for being the best friend a girl could ask for.
She did so great in school and I honestly could not be more proud of her. She met an amazing boy that loves her so much. And to think if she never would have made the decision to leave her “dream school” she never would have met her “dream guy”.
In my time away from school…I partied…A LOT…but I also grew up. I got a big girl job and I learned a lot about myself. I met some of the most amazing people in the world! Each of them inspired me to be a better version of myself every day. And I can’t thank them enough for being a part of my life. But to think that I might not have met these people if I never made the decision to leave school is CRAZY!
Even though we both made completely different decisions…it worked out for both of us! I’m not going to lie….it was a very interesting journey…some days we didn’t know if we were going to make it…but now we can both look back to a few years ago where we felt so lost and confused…and know that we made the best decision for us. And even though we still have no clue where life is going to take us...we know that we have each other! Life is scary, but if you don’t take risks or chances then you’ll never see what else is out there.
I just want you to know that if you have a big decision that you are terrified to make, just do it. Take the leap…no matter how scary it is…because you never know what will happen or who you might meet that could change your life forever. Take a chance...and start writing a new chapter in your life!