shayla lilian

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

PINSPIRATION // DONE.


i can clearly remember my first few weeks of college. i remember the overwhelming nerves, the unbelievably large classes, feeling like byu campus was like hogwarts and things were constantly moving and rearranging and disappearing and reappearing (i can now admit that really it was just my terrible sense of direction), feeling like i was in way over my head as i didn't have the first clue as to what i should major in, not feeling old enough when classmates had wedding rings and when an outrageously pregnant lady sat next me, how friendly and social everyone was at the dorms, and how ecstatic i got when i saw any familiar face on campus that i could say hi to (and ask for directions), spending hours (not) studying on the infamously social 5th floor of the library. 

i felt like such an adult when it came to living on my own and learning for myself that ice cream does not make a good dinner and i cannot stay awake in an 8am class if i had only retired to bed 4 hours earlier and that a twin bed can (somewhat) comfortably fit 3 girls...everything was new and exciting and terrifying.

then somewhere along the way, i started to get the hang of things. i stopped needing my responsible friends to text me the day i could sign up for classes, i stopped searching the crowds for people i knew between every class, i found my passion for graphic design, i started studying in a cubicle on the 2nd floor of the library, i started putting in my headphones and going straight from one class to the next. it became a comfortable routine.

and now it's all over. i just took my last final exam. and instead of going out and celebrating, i'm blogging?? ha, yep. because i want to remember exactly what this feels like. as soon as i got out of the classroom this afternoon, there was an instant, physical relief that sent chills through my spine. i became all sorts of nostalgic when i looked around campus as i walked to my car and different places flooded my mind with a million memories.

i feel like a big, fun, hard chapter of my life is closing and i am about to step into the unknown again. i'm starting to feel all those same emotions i had before starting college but now it's before starting what they like to call "real life." ;)

25 comments :

  1. Congrats on being finito with school love! That is so awesome! And love the pinspo :) But make sure after you're done with this post, you celebrate for real girl, you deserve it :)

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    1. thank you thank you!! and no worries i don't think the celebrating has stopped even once since this post :)

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  2. I love your blog. it's so well put together and clean and beautiful!

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    1. thank you - that's really sweet of you! :)

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  3. Definitely got goosebumps reading this. Can't wait to see what's in store for you :) go celebrate!

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    1. ahhh thank you i can't either!!

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  4. Ah I wish I was you! Congrats on being done! Now you can actually have time for life haha :)
    xoxo
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    some girl - a diary.

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    1. haha you're so sweet, but don't worry it comes faster than you think it will!!

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  5. so exciting! congrats on graduation, it's been nice meeting you this last year (and at days)!

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    1. thank you thank you! haha yes it really was the best!! :)

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  6. Really beautiful + inspirational photos! I love that quote!

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    2. thank you! i love it too :)

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  7. congratulations!! you've worked hard, i'm so happy for you to be done! it's weird that now we're entering "real life" huh? i thought it was pretty real before.. haha

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    1. haha riiiiight that's what i thought! but thank you - it really is so exciting! :)

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  8. congratulations! so happy and excited for you....

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    1. thank you thank you!! i'm so glad you were in town to come celebrate with us :)

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  9. Yayayayay!!! Go you!! Now stop blogging and go celebrate, woman! :)

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    1. haha thank you!! and don't worry i followed your advice and haven't slowed down yet with the celebrations! :)

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  10. ahhh that feeling of floating when you finish everything up - it's so surreal. it's like you're walking through campus in a dream and wondering, did all of the past few years really just happen??
    it's so strange and so wonderful.
    CONGRATULATIONS

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    1. yes yes yes. EXACTLY. thank you!!!

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  11. This quote is lovely! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. no worries - i'm glad you liked it! :)

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  12. Congratulations on finishing college! I Love the inspiration :)

    love-life-every-day.blogspot.com

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