Ah, how quickly we forget. I’ll be the first to admit that I was being a tad silly last night. Indeed, a mandatory summer break for all would be nice, but college had its downfalls also.
Back then, I woke up stressed out every single morning, for so many different reasons. Now, I still stress, but a lot less frequently.
Then, I had such an unpredictable schedule that I didn’t eat incredibly well. Now, I eat gorgeous salads and other homemade foods in the evenings.I did not prepare myself feta, avocado and clementine salads tossed in a homemade Asian-inspired dressing while attending university. Instead, I ate mass quantities of Sonic hamburgers and Lean Cuisines. Not that I’m knocking either of those things, but you know…
I’m honestly amazed at some of the college bloggers I follow who actually eat healthfully on the regular. I did not.
I tried, but it didn’t go very well. And all I really knew how to cook was spaghetti, grilled cheese, and eggs. Oh, and sloppy joes. I make a mean sloppy joe. Not the kind from a can either.
Another advantage to the whole 8-5 thing? You can afford to buy yourself pretty things.Or, you can at least pretend you can afford it and buy it anyways. This was my “congratulations for running a half marathon” gift to myself. I love it.
So, even though my legs are as pasty white as all get out and a wild night these days means staying up past 10 p.m., I’m glad to have moved on to the post-graduate life.
It’s hard to believe that I only graduated a year ago. Sometimes it feels like I’ve been living this life forever.
I think it’s good to reflect on the past, and not forget who you were at each stage of your life. And then, when you’re done reflecting, be thankful for the present. And respectful of the future. Each day will be what it’s supposed to be.