Em’s Update

Hey y’all, quite some time it has been-way too long in my opinion. Oh, how I’ve lived life. In this past month and then some, I have been experiencing, learning, growing, and preparing myself for the next chapter of my life. It’s quite weird seeing some of your closest colleagues already moving in and starting summer sessions at their universities. It’s weirder when your freedoms are suddenly expanded and you’re given the responsibility to make bigger decisions, and now you’re picking out dorm essentials and scheduling your own college orientation. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

 

The ending of May consisted of my high school graduation, which honestly didn’t hit me as hard as I thought it would. I sensed deep down that I was ready for it to be over. High school was never my thing, so I considered that the moment I was freed from an experience that caused a lot of trouble in my life.

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at least I had a lot of bling!

 

Soon after, I was on a plane for my family vacation to the Western US. There, I experienced canyons and mountains in the span of days-truly a shock for a Florida gal like me! I’m wanting to do a more in-depth post about my traveling experience, so be sure to be on the lookout for a photo album’s worth of info soon! Unfortunately the trip had to be cut short due to a family medical scare, but the time we got out of those seven days were truly magical for my family.

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the grand canyon

I started up a bible study that my good friend Alonah and a couple other girls decided on every Monday. It’s Living Free by Beth Moore, and it’s truly one of the things holding me together in my faith. The fact that it seems so personal and easy to navigate makes me eager to come back to it, and it’s bode quite the response from the other people I pour its advice into.

I’ve started doing a lot of college related things-book my orientation date, picking out bedspreads, furniture, coordinating aesthetics with my roommate. It’s truly getting me excited for college and the prospect of figuring out my independence.

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go gata

I’ve become more acquainted with fear-of the unknown, leaving my past behind, entering a new normal in my life- but I do know that with change comes growth, that I’ve desperately craved for years on end. Past Emma is dying to be where I am right now, and I intend on doing her justice.

Currently-just going with the flow. I’m working more hours at my job and spending as much time with the people I care about as I can. Enjoying the final months living at home, soaking in what and who I know well. Any emotion felt is okay. Overall, just being. Simultaneously pouring out and being filled day in and day out. Excited for what’s to come.

Thank you for listening (or reading, more-so) my 11 o’clock ramblings. There will definitely be more content to come, there’s so much I need to say:)

missed ya

-Em

 

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Hello! My name is Emma, and I am pleased to welcome you to my blog, established in June of 2016 (which was a journey in itself). This blog has been the product of creativity, love, and countless hours designing and redesigning. A little about me: I am a graduated senior, coming from my community college's Early College Program, which entailed me receiving my AA degree after I graduated high school! In my high school career, I had been Captain for four years on the girl's JV and varsity volleyball team, became Vice President of our chapter of Technology Student Association, Historian of both the National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society, and received Gold and Silver Keys for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for my photography. Outside of school, I was involved in my local youth groups for seven years (four mission trips down!), had the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC to attend the Washington Journalism and Media conference, and work at an independent living elderly home. In February 2019, I got accepted to the University of Florida (Go Gators!), and look forward to spending my next four years learning about business and journalism. I play guitar, write, and take/edit pictures in my free time, and absolutely love spending quality time with my friends and family. This is a place where I can talk about a variety of topics, from lifestyle, to faith, fashion, and personal subjects. What's in a name? That, my friends, is an easy answer. I have always been quite observant, and in recent years, especially within myself. Introspective means to be "inward-looking," and for me, that's just the simple truth. For this blog, it allows you a glimpse into everything and anything I come across, whether it be about life, fashion, or travel! This is the place to feel included. Caio! -Em

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