Can you believe it’s already Monday again? We had the best weekend in St. George which was a much needed getaway. Koy and I both attended Dixie State College and it is where I graduated with my bachelor’s degree. I hadn’t been back there in almost two years and we were in need of a little getaway. College was such an amazing time for me and it may sound cheesy but I left part of my heart there. If you left home to attend college I think you can identify with what I’m saying.
My college years were years where I learned so much about myself and what I could handle. I realized the things that were really important to me, the type of person I wanted to be and my direction I wanted my life to go. One of my favorite things about being at college was that I learned to be okay with being alone. Growing up my family did everything together. We went to the grocery store together, ran other errands together, I never was alone unless I chose to be. When I first arrived at college, I remember feeling so nervous to grocery shop and fill up gas in my car! When I left college three and a half years later, those little things were the things I miss most. I missed being able to ride my beach bike through the St. George streets, I missed sitting outside the St. George temple alone just because I had a bad day. I missed being able to do or go wherever on the weekend because I was the only one who had a say. There’s something special about being able to accept yourself for who you are. Have you ever tried to just drown out the noise and listen to your heart? For some people it scares them to hear their own thoughts. How sad I think that is because you miss the opportunity for inspiration and self-reflection. Those years in college taught me to be my own best friend. I felt like I was more in tune with myself during those years than I have ever been in my life. I relied so heavily on the Lord and his guidance which is something I need to continue to be better at. I look back at those times where I spent countless hours at the library, meeting new people at random dance parties, hanging out by the pool with my best girlfriends and blasting the music in my crappy beater car while I drove down the Boulevard. I MISS those days! I don’t regret not living in the moment during college because I did, but I do regret wishing they’d go by quicker. Bit of advice to all you current college students? Yeah having a grown-up job isn’t really all it’s cracked up to be people!!
Sweater // Old Navy
Scarf // H&M
Skirt // Thrifted
Booties // Poshmark
This outfit is one of my favorites, just because I love the little details and mixture of fabrics. I paired this knit sweater with a wool skirt and added this fur scarf I got at H&M last year on clearance! It’s a great accessory to add a little glamour to any outfit. It’s still frigid here in Salt Lake and I must admit, I’m definitely counting down the days until Spring!
Hope you had a great weekend and don’t forget, it’s the last day to enter the hand-painted necklace giveaway from Eternal Girl! Click HERE to enter!