Can we talk about how fast August went by...how are we almost halfway through September and how I'm now old enough to have married friends?!
Last weekend I drove down to Madison, Indiana (with a pit stop in Louisville, Kentucky) for one of my college best friend's wedding. I still have a hard time accepting that we're all old enough to get married but I couldn't have been more excited to see my beautiful friend walk down the aisle and marry her best friend.
The wedding went off without a hitch. Everything down to the reception was so elegant. In between the ceremony and reception those of us in the bridal party took some photos and I love how they turned out!
Since this was my first wedding (that I can remember fully unless you count being a flower girl at the age of four) I didn't realize how many emotions this big life event can bring about. I was reunited with close college friends whom I hadn't see since graduation which was bittersweet. It made me appreciate all the great friends I'd made while in college but it also made me reconsider my choice of moving back to Chicago.
I've enjoyed this new adventure back home and I'd like to think that I made the right choice but it's hard to not think about what life would be like if I had stayed in Louisville like so many of my friends did.
Since being back in Illinois I've come to the realization that I've officially closed the college chapter of my life. It hit me hard the day I got back from the festivities: I can't live in the past but I can cherish all great memories that were made.
Currently, I'm focusing my energy on living in the moment and making the most of my time at home surrounded by my family. What I love most about being home is that it's been pushing me to get out of my comfort zone. I've reached out to people I would have never considered and experienced new things.
When all is said and done I'm so thankful I was able to experience the joy of marriage this past weekend and I know that Louisville will always hold a special place in my heart but now I'm looking forward to new opportunities and making new friends in the city I love most.
Is anyone else dealing with the same feelings? No one said post-grad life would be such an emotional rollercoaster but I'm sure I'm not the only one!