Hey! It is Sam. Do you remember me?

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Why, hello there everybody! Boy, has it been awhile since I sat down to write. And by a while I might actually mean over a year. I truly apologize for my very long absence... Living life can get busy, hectic, and distracting if you don’t force yourself to sit down and take time to do what you love. Trust me, I learned that the hard way.

Over the past year it was not that I didn’t want to share with you all of my adventures and obstacles that I have endured throughout my journey, however, it was more the fact that I was too busy experiencing, enjoying, and learning from them to share everything with you as it was happening. With that being said, I am too the point where I feel as if I have a good grasp on my life currently (Probably shouldn't jinx myself), and I can begin sharing with you all again.

I don’t even know where to begin. Reading my last post and reflecting on how much time has passed leaves me wondering where I should even begin catching you all up. I read that post and think of how much has changed, how much I personally have changed, and how my life compares to what I am doing now. So, instead of giving you the small irrelevant details that none of you care about- I am going to just catch you up really quickly.

My sophomore year at Southeast Missouri State University was not only a year to remember, but it was probably the best year of my life so far (I know, what a big claim to make- but just wait and listen). Throughout this year I made a couple lifelong friendships with the most wonderful individuals, received the best grades that I might have possibly ever had, was slated as the President of my sorority, and was able to enjoy all of the adventures and experiences that came my way. Many other changes and new experienced occurred throughout the year, however, I promised you I wasn’t going to bore you with anything that wasn’t semi important.

All this talk about change might make it seem like I am a brand new person, full of new likes and great experiences. Well, that couldn’t be more wrong. There are still some aspects of my life and parts of myself personally that have not changed- some even that I don’t want to change. I still have some great friendships that I have had forever, and I am truly grateful for them and all of the love and support they continuously give me. I still have the same boyfriend, he hasn’t ran away screaming yet- and for that I am happy and thankful. I also still am the most cranky individual ever if I don’t get enough sleep, and for some reason I don’t see that changing anytime in the future either.

This year was crazy, busy, and memorable. The people that I have surrounded myself with, friends and family, helped me push through the hard times and challenges that I faced. For example, I am extremely thankful for the friend who stood on the side of the road in the freezing cold for over four hours waiting for a tow truck to come, and who also tried to get under the car and fix it herself. Even though her mechanic skills didn’t fix the car, I am still grateful to have someone next to me to bear those challenges with when life decides to throw them your way. Also, real thankful to the good old parents for helping get me a new car so that I wouldn’t be stuck on the side of the road anymore! Woo hoo!

As the year concluded and summer began, it was that new reliable car that helped me get to my newest adventure- Nashville, Tennessee. I really am “Dealing with Life on My Own” this summer. Let me tell you, that statement means more now than it ever did. I am in a new city, where I know barely anyone, and have started a new internship. There are so many struggles and realities that are coming with this new adventure, like not being able to land a part time job for the duration of my time here and simply finding the near by Walmart. However, the benefits and growth that I am experiencing everyday are making the whole opportunity so extremely worth it.


This summer has already been an adventure and I have only been here for about a month. I cannot wait to see what is too come of it, and what experiences I get to have while being here. I also cannot wait to share this experience with you all. I promise to you all that I will not disappear for the next year, and that you will be hearing from me again very soon!

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