I still feel "new" to this whole adult life thing. In reality I've been an adult for seven years! What!? That's almost a decade of making my own decisions, taking on the consequences and learning who I am. I always looked forward to adult life and I am happy to be here.
Something I've learned recently is that I can love two seasons of my life without wanting to return to my past or go forward in my future. I am content.
I loved my years at Alpha Omicron Pi. I loved, loved, loved them. When people ask me what it was like being in a sorority I tell them it felt like this: living with all your best friends in one giant house and having night after night of fun times. In addition to the fun I had, AOPi taught me some valuable life lessons. I loved that season. There were aspects about college I do not miss, but I choose to look back positively.
I love my life right now. I love working for The Magazine, taking newborn photo sessions at the hospital and running my own small business. I have fun decorating my apartment and spending lots of time just me and God. I cherish walks around my neighborhood, lazy Sunday afternoon naps and being in close proximity to everything uptown. I have even learned to love my life and feel complete without someone else.
I have carried many friendships from college into this season and it has only strengthened them. I have made new friends along the way and am grateful for people like me who are "allergic to small talk." I love that I can eat out half the week if I want, stay up half the night and put myself 100 percent into work. If I could chalk up this season in my life in one word I would call it peace. When I unlock my door and walk into my entryway I sometimes think to myself, "my life is so peaceful." Of course, like any season there are things I'm more than ready to grow out of, but right now is a time to feel content.
I loved my college-sorority years and I am loving my career-woman years. Both have taught me great lessons and both are good times. I am glad I can love two seasons of my life without it taking away from either. Happy Sunday everyone.