shayla lilian

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

THE GRADUATE.


i've hit the ground running since my last final. i had about 30 free minutes right afterwards when i blogged about some thoughts going through my head, but it's been pure madness ever since then. good madness, but madness nonetheless.

i've been doing work for a freelance job, almost changing life plans when nick got a job offer in california but then changing them back when we realized it wouldn't be the smartest decision in the long run, going to graduation commencement (saw dieter f. uchtdorf who also spoke at it which was amazing), walking at my department's ceremony (i got to walk with my high school best friend-turned-sister-in-law, grace, which was AWESOME), having a graduation bbq with friends and family, going to two bridal showers in one day (renae and abigayle's), picking up my sister's family at the airport, spending every free minute with my sister's family, graduation dinner part two with more family, hosting a giveaway for thread wallets (don't forget to enter here), games night, helping my sister-in-law with her wedding invitations, getting a massage (a.k.a. 60 minutes of heaven), and trying to figure out plans for california/london/denmark amidst it all. 

i really can't complain because all the busyness has been mostly all fun/celebratory busyness. but i will say that my body/brain has been in shut-down mode since i somehow managed to finish all my finals and all it wants to do is crash and sleep for 3 days straight. but i have to push through and stay productive until we get to california this weekend! then it's going to be all fresh strawberries, sleep and beach :)

but i do want to say just how loved and blessed i have felt this past week. i have such incredible friends and family and have really felt all their love and support lately. reflecting over these last five years, i really don't know where i would be without them. i definitely don't know how i would have finished college without their help! if any of you haven't been bored to death yet with my ramblings and are still reading this, thank you, thank you, thank you. i love you :)

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  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! first off: your moms hat is the best. truly. secondly: you are going to have so much fun on your adventures! i can't wait to see pictures & hear all about them! thirdly: i'm happy you aren't moving for purely selfish reasons.. but at least i didn't want you to leave? haha i feel the same about wanting to sleep for 3 days straight.. take a sleeping pill on your flight to denmark & you'll feel brand new :)

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    1. haha riiiight?? haha and it's okay i'm pretty excited that we will be able to have lots of fun adventures this summer!! haha yeah seriously i'm thinking about just not sleeping until the flight so i can sleep through the whole thing :)

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  2. ah so fun! congrats! you'll have fun on your trip! are you going to denmark?! crazy jealous!
    xoxo
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    some girl - a diary.

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    1. yesss we leave this week and i'm so excited!! ah thank you! :)

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  3. Yay this is so wonderful! Congratulations!

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  4. you have become one of my very favorites even though we've never met. CONGRATS on graduating! you're wonderful.

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    1. oh my. you are too sweet. and just made my day. THANK YOU!! :)

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  5. Love these pictures. Dad and I are so happy for all the good decisions you are making. Well Done. You are the sunshine of our family. We love you to bits! Congratulations to you and Nick for this achievement. So fun to have Grace walk with you like a true sister. OXOXO

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    1. thank you thank you love you too! :)

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