2016 was quite the year of change for me. The first major change was just the fact that I graduated college. I will forever be grateful that I chose to go to WSU. Pullman truly is a place that shapes you as a person. I was ready by the end of college to get out of there but at the same time it is strange feeling when you leave a place that has had such a large impact on your life. I loved WSU and Pullman, I’m just a city girl at heart. There became a point where I was ready for a new adventure. The biggest things attending WSU taught me were the type of community I value and how to balance having a strong work ethic while still living a little.
Shortly after graduation I got my first adult job and I moved to Texas for it. Considering I didn’t know a single person in Texas this was a HUGE change. This move has taught me that I am more capable than I ever realized. By being able to tackle everything that comes along with living on your own and making friends quickly I feel like I can take on almost anything that life throws at me. With this new sense of accomplishment the motto I have decided to live 2017 by is…
“You didn’t come this far to only come this far.”
I saw this quote a while ago but I really want to fully commit to this mindset this year. It can apply to so many aspects of my life. Career wise I may have reached the initial goals but I know I can push myself so much further. I have also made some positive health changes recently. However, sometimes I need a reminder that just because I may not be making progress as quickly as I want, I shouldn’t give up. Socially I am happy with where I am but maybe this year I can focus on trying to gain the welcoming traits the people I have met Texas seem to have.