Sorry Tumblr! I’ve neglected you once again! School’s finally out for the summer and my boyfriend graduated from college with a degree in Biology! I couldn’t be more proud of him when he walked across the stage in his blue gown smiles and all.
Graduation is such a bittersweet time. As one journey ends, a new journey begins. Sometimes, the journey you’ve been on was long and hard. In this case that journey is either K-12, college (however many years that took), or graduate school. School has always been a kind of “safety” net: people ask, “So what do you do?” and you can answer with, “I’m a student.” The follow-up questions would be along the lines of - what do you study, what your major is, what direction you will take after school. All of those questions refer to what you WILL do.
Now, people are going to ask the same question, but you no longer have the same answer to fall back on. Now… you really do have to put your skills and knowledge to the test. They’ll ask what you ARE DOING and not what you WILL do.
9:16 pm • 24 May 2013
Just registered for my last semester of undergrad. This feels so unreal. Feels like just yesterday I went to my first Freshman orientation with my friends Stephen H; David K; Jae L; and Feng X. Feels like two weeks ago that I met my four wonderful girl best friends.
I went through so much, learned more than I could’ve imagined about myself, those around me, and where I belong.I can’t believe it’s actually happening. I’m graduating at the end of this year… moving to DC with my boyfriend… and starting a life on my own. Wish me luck!
3:31 pm • 8 April 2013
I don’t know what I was so worried about as a kid. I dated people before and it didn’t work out. I’ve been hurt and I’ve lost and at one point… I was even bitter. But after everything that happened… I still ended up with an amazing guy who loves every single atom that makes me me. So ladies, if you’re worried… don’t worry. It just gives you more gray hair.
11:56 am • 3 April 2013
I told my mom I’m moving with Sam. And surprisingly, she took it really well. My mom and I had a sit-down talk about moving after I got home from DC about what we are going to do for jobs and how we are going to live out there on our own. She was completely open to the fact that we are moving out together. I don’t know what I was so worried about…
Although she accepts me moving out with my boyfriend… she’s afraid I’m going to get a ton of backlash from my family because they are more traditional. I think it will be okay though because in the end it will be my life I have to live and my life I am going to be happy with.
I told my mom I love Sam and that he loves me. I’ve never told my mom anything like that before. She almost cried. I think she’s just really happy that I found someone that I can see my life with and that she approves of.
7:21 pm • 16 March 2013
My Dearest Allie,
I couldn’t sleep last night because I know that it’s over between us. I’m not bitter anymore, because I know that what we had was real. And if in some distant place in the future we see each other in our new lives, I’ll smile at you with joy and remember how we spent the summer beneath the trees, learning from each other and growing in love. The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds, and that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I hope to give to you forever. I love you. I’ll be seeing you.
(Source: thenotebookblog, via xmt91x)
8:06 pm • 9 March 2013 • 873,449 notes
We haven’t given up yet.
No new updates really… other than the fact that I’m going to DC for a 5-day conference on Thursday. I hope I get some connections over there for congress or jobs in the political field. I need some names and numbers. Better pack a bunch of business cards along with all my dress-suits.
5:36 pm • 9 March 2013
So the internship in DC doesn’t look very good because I won’t make the background clearance date in time… my Uncle says to hang tight because I might have a better chance after I graduate in December.
Mom was talking about how she’s glad I’m moving to DC and nowhere else because I at least have some family there. She was saying something about marriage too but I had stopped eavesdropping by then…
1:46 pm • 2 March 2013