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A whirlwind of emotion…

those few words just about sum up the last 7 days of my life. If you saw on our Instagram or my personal account, I finally graduated with my degree in Marketing last Friday!! To say that was the most exciting day is the understatement of the year for me. I took on 27 units this semester so I could graduate and be done with school. At first the idea seemed insane but now that I am on the other side and still breathing (more like panting out of breath after climbing the great wall of China, ya feel?) I am so happy that I took on the challenge.

As I sat in the audience of my graduation wearing my funny looking cap and gown while all the wise professors I had studied under for years began to speak about the future and how to embrace change and emotions I realized that I was actually going to miss college. SAY WHAT!? I may have spent 80% of my college career crying on the phone to my mom, brother or Brock about how I just can’t go on anymore and if I had to do one more math problem or take one more test I just might actually combust in to a bunch of little pieces. The mountain that I climbed to graduate was treacherous, especially since I am not the typical student. . .I really had to work my buns off to get the grades I wanted and cheating just was NOT a thought for me because my tuition was way too much to waste on not actually grasping the concepts.

So yes, back to the whole whirlwind of emotion thing. . . leaving college is weird, I finally got comfortable with my professors and fellow classmates and now I have to go back out in to the working world (which I left last year to hustle and finish my degree faster) and make new friends in new companies. It’s a bit scary but also liberating. If you know me. . .then you KNOW that I get uncomfortable with change and it stirs up all of these emotions in me. It’s important for us (you and me) to understand that these emotions are good because it shows that we are about to grow and even though change can be very uncomfy, it pushes you to new exciting places!

It’s time for us to get uncomfortable, birdies. Whether this means you need to sit down and make a hit list of goals for the next few months that will push you to make big decisions and make changes or even just really push yourself to complete some of those old goals you created, setting goals and chasing them can create a lot of change but at the end of the day the uncomfortable feelings you get means that change is happening and when your chasing dreams (like me graduating college) it means that those feelings are okay to have as long as you keep on keeping on! Chase those dreams!

Here’s some old school motivation for ya. . .

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

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Bree ::

one piece bikini : Billabong x WarholSurf

grey warhol sweat : Billabong x WarholSurf

Makenzie ::

vintage shorts : Billabong x WarholSurf

bikini top : Billabong x WarholSurf

necklace : Trust Jewelry 

// stay salty

xx bree + makenzie

Photography by :: Arika Jean

Write-up by :: Bree


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