Monday, September 2, 2013


I guess before I jump right into September I should tell you how my August goal went.


Complaining is just too deeply ingrained into my life. (Which is bad, I know). Plus I went on all those hikes in Montana and I loved them but I didn't love every second of walking up the mountains. And I had a 10 hour car ride. And I had like two weeks of being a total grumpernickel (combination of grumpy and pumpernickel...I am pretty proud of it).

So there was probably more complaining than normal. And I sincerely apologize for those people who had to deal with me. I was a total pill. 

But the fact that I was a grumpernickel came from the fact that I felt totally lost and out of control with my life. I just felt really stuck with where I was and like nothing was going as planned.  All of this is more than enough to make anyone anxious and unhappy. But then I read this quote.


Why do I constantly have to be reminded of this? Why can I not just remember that I can do whatever I want as long as I am willing to work for it??

So I decided to follow this Emerson quote, but apply it to the whole month of August instead of just a day.

No more old nonsense for me. 

Hence a new September goal. 

I am graduating from college in May and that means I need to start planning out what my next step is going to be. I have been reading this book called "Getting from College to Career" by Lindsey Pollak and it has some really great tips. But I am not even sure what on earth my career will be. 

So my goal for September is to take meaningful action towards figuring out what I will do after I graduate. I am not sure if that will be another internship, graduate school, or jumping right into the working world. But I have some leads for all 3 and hopefully I will feel much more confident and peaceful going forward. 

Wish me luck!

And does anyone have any advice for this very inexperienced girl??


  1. both of those quotes are just the best. like seriously though. that first one... i feel like i have been so stuck lately, and you are right, you forget that everyday is a new day, and that you can do whatever you want with that new day. this is just the greatest.

  2. You need to be sure to plan on a trip to Hawaii next year after graduation. After that, you can do whatever your heart tells you to do.