Here’s to New Beginnings

It was just about a year ago this week that I was sitting on the bed in my college apartment panicking over my life direction. The countdown to graduation was on and even though I had accepted an exciting job offer with Sigma Kappa, I still had a lot of questions about what the future would hold, mainly: “what am I going to do if this job moves me somewhere like Alabama of all places?!” (funny how life does that).

As a planner it has never really ~been my thing~ to go with the flow or just hope that things figure themselves out, especially when it comes to my future. I’ve written before about the change in my life plans and I’ve also written about growing where you are planted when the world takes you in a new direction.

As I end my time on the road as an LC, I find myself yet again in a place of uncertainty about what the next chapter holds. But this time, I’m not panicking about it-or at least I’m trying not to…my mom would probably argue otherwise based on our daily phone calls.

In my journey full of personal growth and unpredictable life events this year, I have come to appreciate and embrace the thrill of new beginnings. There is something so exciting about moving, starting over, planting yourself somewhere different, meeting new people, and making your own life happen.

When I think back to a year ago, I could not have imagined where I would be now- with Birmingham to call home, new friends, and a renewed appreciation for life. But I try not to forget that there was a time where I never thought this would happen. My experience is proof that new beginnings can bring wonderful things. For the first time (probably ever) I am ready to jump into my new beginning head first without hesitation and with more confidence because of this experience as an SKLC.

Rock on,

Katie

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