Tomorrow will be the first day of my senior year. My senior year. I can’t get over how fast the last 3 years went. I also can’t believe how much I’ve learned and how much has changed in those 3 years. This year is starting off with new hair, a new apartment, a new roommate and a whole list of new classes. To my surprise, that’s not all that is new this year, I also got offered a job! There will be more about that later.
Coming into this year, just last week I wasn’t sure what to expect for this year. I, of course, was hoping for a good outcome and have been trying to be positive about all the new change. I’ve never really been someone who likes school. Occasionally I’ll begin a class that I end up really liking, whether it’s the information or the teacher. I have been fortunate enough to usually have a least one of these classes each semester. I can also say that the last year in college, was definitely not one of the best years of my life like everyone says college will be. College has been difficult, it’s been constant change and it’s had its hardships. Everyone has their own way of getting through each hard week or difficult class, my way is to try to always have something planned to look forward to. For me this is usually a race, wedding, my dad’s band playing, someone’s birthday, seeing a friend or just relaxing with my boyfriend or now, my roommate Rachel.
One of my favorite things to look forward to is helping Kat with weddings on the weekends. I started helping her a little over a year ago and always look forward to when she’s going to ask me to assist her again. Kat has grown to not just be someone I help when I can but also a mentor and role model. Within just a few years she’s become such a successful wedding planner and founder of creative at heart. I am so inspired by her and her compassion and work ethic every time I’m around her. This September I am helping her two weekends in a row and I thought I couldn’t be more excited. It turns out, I definitely can be! Yesterday when I was finishing setting up my room in my apartment, Kat called me to offer me a job with her that will start with the first wedding. I had high hopes for this year, but I never thought this would be the outcome. I could not be more thrilled to work with one of my role models as much as I can while still in school. I feel so blessed to have been introduced to her by the lovely Katelyn Alsop just two years ago.
When I called to tell my mom, she reminded me of my freshman year when I was emailing every Richmond wedding planner I could find on the internet to help me or give me advice and how I had absolutely no luck. Now, 3 years later I get the privilege to work with such an incredible woman and learn so much from her. I can’t wait to start the journey of my senior year with so much to look forward to. Cheers to senior year!