I am so excited that today I was extended an offer for a full time opportunity in my home town at a high respected company. It has been a long time coming! Although I was rear ended on the car ride home, my interview went GREAT and I was hired on the same day. I can't wait to take this initial step into adulthood and I am so excited to see what the future holds.

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I'll never forget when someone asked me "what do you do for yourself that makes you happy?" I was driving back from the barn I kept my horse at, who was (unknowingly) struggling from a cancerous tumor on her ovary (go figure). My horse had been sick for a long time and I had worked two jobs to pay for her veterinary bills along with her boarding bills at the facility I was keeping her at. I was so exhausted. My passion for horse back riding had come to a screeching halt back in 2014 when I had a really bad fall that left me in a hospital bed but I still persisted to have hope that my horse would one day feel better and that we would be together forever. I was wrong. Because bending over backwards and having so much anxiety about money for a horse that I couldn't enjoy anymore did not make me happy. I sold my saddle and got my horses ovaries out. When she was ready to be rehabbed I got my friend to do all of the riding on her and I sold her in the Spring.

It is sad though, how something that once consumed all of my time and all of my thoughts suddenly became the a dreadful portion of my daily routine. My passion for horses was the most consistent and most sure of thing that I had for my entire life and it was fizzling out slowly. What I struggle with is how do you replace that feeling of loving something so much and giving your all every single day for more than half of your life with something else? Does something else come along and make me tick the same way that pulling up at the barn once did?

As an adult (I use that word loosely), there are so many responsibilities that consume your head space, especially if your in the job market like myself. However, I still long for that time for myself that I get away and do something that is just for me and makes me happy. Ultimately, I think I would really like to have the same passion behind my career as I did about my passion for equestrian sports, because then I wouldn't have to work a day in my life. I'm comfortable with taking the time to realize what makes me happy before I start any new chapter of my life, and if anybody wants to argue with that then thats on them. Until then, I'm gonna go find my happy.

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So about 2 months ago I graduated from college. I never thought I would see the day. Not because I didn't think that I was capable but more so that it is a day that everyone waits forever for. It starts in elementary school people asking what you want to be when you grow up, but you never actually feel the weight in that question until now. When you are post-grad interviewing or working for a corporation, where you have to figure out how to style business professional and which handbag of yours looks the most professional. Some of my friends have it easy and they decided to be teachers or accountants, and it seems as though their career path fell into their lap. I, on the other hand, have no idea. As a Communications major, I learned about everything from the Mass Media to Interpersonal Relationships, so the number of jobs I consider myself qualified for is endless. However, I still seem to have the same issue as so many of my peers that I am still not hired and still not entirely sure who I would like to hire me. Maybe that’s the issue, maybe the companies can read it on my face that I don’t really want to work for them or I don’t buy into what the company is all about. I approach most jobs with the mentality, “well of course I can do it, but do I want to do it?” How sad! People should aspire to careers they are passionate about, not the highest paying entry-level job! It’s easy to get caught up in the numbers when you are seeing them on every job posting or learning about them in every second or third round interview, and its also easy to lose sight of whether or not the work will make you happy. Most recently, I have realized that I am guilty of chasing the money and not necessarily what I am passionate about or what excites me. I think that if you follow your dreams and pursue your passions, your success in life in uncapped.

Enter this new blog. For sometime I have always imagined what it would be like to be a blogger and share everything from the places I travel, the things I do, the products I love, the outfits I wear, all in one place for other people to enjoy and be inspired. I’m not necessarily that best writer of my time, but I do have a lot to say and a lot of knowledge (I think) to be shared! So for now, at least until I find out what my next move is (for the first time in my life it hasn’t been decided for me), I’m going to share what I love here with you and I hope you enjoy!

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