Monday, November 3, 2014

Just a day

Just thoughts from October 28, 2014:

I woke up today in the worst of moods. I had very little sleep last night just from staying up late. It was a morning of waking up five minutes before I had to leave for class and lugging myself across campus with no shower and no makeup to my 9:00 class. They don't tell you that 9 am can sometimes (or frequently) feel like 5 am in college, and oh, today was a 5 am sorta day. I got a test back with a mediocre grade and considered it a less than average day. It was still only 10:15 by the time I got out, and I headed over to our glorious dining hall where they had tater tots. Day is obvi turning around.

And in that moment of leaving, of still being stressed out with a million other things that needed to be accomplished within the next few hours, we saw Snickers pie. Now, this Snickers pie is INCREDIBLE. So incredible to the point that my friend and I sat back down and ate a piece. Forgetting all the conversation we had just had about going to the gym and eating healthier, we indulged in the most indulging of all desserts and forgot about our problems for those ten minutes. Back to my dorm I went, where I found my roommate still asleep and I imagined how wonderful it would be to just go back to sleep, but I was on a time deadline, so I showered and changed and sat in my bed trying to figure out an assignment. Suddenly, it clicked, and it was coming together. I was still panicked and worried, but I put on a dress and some makeup with a big cup of coffee and went on my way. More coffee and fewer problems, am I right?!

It was a moment of confidence, too. I had a bow in my hair and pearls in my ears and I was worried about everything, but I was just faking it so I could maybe hopefully make it. I looked put together in an attempt to seem put together, even though I was just a mess. But hey, I was clean! Anyways, I went to my meeting that I had been really nervous for and it went perfectly. Like without a problem, it was perfect and it cleared up all of my confusion about everything. I had also worried about making it to my 1:30 class on time, but I was actually early for it.... say whaaa? Life works so funny sometimes.

So maybe my 1:30 class was a drag, but when I stepped outside and felt the 85 degree warmth that I hadn't been able to appreciate before, my heart warmed up as well. It was gorgeous outside and it looked like the epitome and the best of every college catalog you've ever received. I walked over to the international cafe, where I lucked out with finding my favorite, freshly-made tortellini pasta and I sat outside and ate it, just trying to take in the beauty of the day. My Instagram and Twitter feeds were full of photos of campus from the day and I just couldn't get over how unbelievably lucky I was to attend the #1 most beautiful school in the country. And how good God was for granting me such a lovely day after I had expected it to be the worst. I walked across campus to my dorm, realizing that I had no words for how I felt. I saw so many classes meeting outside, sitting on the grass, girls studying and laughing under big, orange trees, and it took me back for a minute. Absolutely surreal.

I may still have a million things to do, but I have a peace and serenity and dinner plans and an exciting weekend and an exciting life and so much more to look forward to that I'm not going to let one crappy morning or few mornings in a row keep me down.

I mean, heck, if I've got a bow and pearls in, nothing can stop me, right?








Dress: Old Navy



xoxo,
Meredith

PS: When you gonna have a good day you take pics like this: 

2 comments:

  1. I'm a firm believer in faking it until you make it & you pull that off so well!
    I'm glad things are turning around for you :)

    xoxo, SS

    www.TheSouthernStylista.blogspot.com

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  2. Glad to hear you were able to turn your day around! I'm super envious of you 85˚ weather ;)

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