This is a relatively easy one for me. My proudest moment is easily when I graduated college. For those of you who know me, you know that college wasn’t even thought to be an option for me post high school (I think I mentioned my challenges around this time in my life in a previous post). I barely made it out of high school in one piece (shoutout to Jordan for making that happen) so the thought of college was disturbing to say the least. My grades were mediocre at best and I just didn’t have it in me. I took 4 years off and lived my life to the fullest which was the best decision I have ever made. I traveled some, forged meaningful relationships and just became more confident in my ability to do something…anything. People always told me that I could do it, of course I didn’t believe them, so the four years I took off were vital in boosting my confidence. When I was finally ready to return to school, I had a new sense of self and felt much more comfortable in my academic (and life in general) abilities! I graduated from Georgia State University in 2013 with a 3.82 GPA. While the number doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things, it matters to me. Coming from a place where I could barely get by in high school, to crushing it in college was a proud moment for me. I finally proved to myself that I could do what everyone had been telling me I could do all along!
So I have been staring at my computer for the last 3 hours trying to come up with what I was going to put as my favorite quote…I feel like I could go a couple of different ways here, so let me just get started!
“He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken” Psalm 62:2
What is there to really say about this? I firmly believe that the Lord is my rock; but to be 100% transparent, I surely don’t act like I believe it all the time. I promise that I do, but sometimes in the thick of life (and let’s be honest, it gets messy and hard) it’s hard to remember in the moment that everything is fine and that the things you’re going through have already been laid out. I’m a relatively anxious person (ugh) so I try and keep this scripture written on a post-it note or have it on my phone somewhere so I can access it quickly. Sometimes I just need a quick reminder that HE is the one, he’s the rock and the salvation and that if I just believe in all of the things that I already know and cast all of my fears and worries unto him, I will be fine.
“It’s your choice, Ace. People can live a hundred years without really living for a minute. You climb up here with me, it’s one less minute you haven’t lived.”
Now this one is a bit different. For those of you who don’t know, I have recently gotten into Gilmore Girls. I never watched it in real time; I mean I saw a few episodes here and there, but I never religiously watched the show. Thankfully Netflix has rectified this for me and has the whole series (including the reboot) on their site! So now I’m knee-deep in this series (currently in season 7) and I am firmly #TeamLogan. I’m not sure that he can do anything that would have me jump off the ship at this point and I am A-OK with that. Now, about this quote…I just feel like this is such a true statement, people go their whole lives without ever really living. They constantly play it safe and never take any risks (myself included)…where is the fun in that? Now that being said, I don’t think I would jump off that thing that Rory and Logan jumped off of…I don’t really have a death wish. Then again, I don’t know if I can REALLY rule it out; he’s pretty charming and persuasive so who knows!
So those are the my favorite quotes (at the moment). Obviously the scripture is the more serious of the 2 and the Gilmore Girls quote is just more fun/funny! I think there’s a place for both, don’t you agree?!?!
Now let me get to writing the other posts that I’m behind on! See you in a couple hours!
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