Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I graduated, but I haven't done much else since then

If you're not a fan of photo dumps or general life update type of posts, then I suggest you just come back tomorrow. Because that's exactly what this is. I hope you're ready.

In my (partial) absence from this blog I have done the following:

+ Graduated nursing school (for the second time)

Being overly emotional. The usual.

When you finish nursing school, you have a pinning ceremony in addition to traditional graduation. I almost didn't participate this year, but I'm so glad I did!

Me and my best nursing school friend! We have been through so much together. 


+ Completed the entire Harry Potter series beginning to end. And loved every minute of it. And maybe even contemplated starting over again once I finished reading Deathly Hallows.

+ Applied for countless jobs, and felt guilt and sadness over the fact that I will (probably) end up leaving (or only staying on a part time basis) my current job, because I love it and my co-workers oh so much. 

+ Layed out by the pool on any day the sun was shining and I didn't have to work.



+ Gone boating and fishing. And by fishing I mean: not catching anything, reading on the boat, and maybe a little snake hunting.



+ Cleaned my apartment, only to make it messy again. It's a never-ending cycle.

+ Practiced using my new camera lens. Derek hates it because it's a fixed lens. I love it because it's amazing. I'm still learning my camera but I'm a lot more interested in it now that I have a decent lens. 

Just to elaborate on "being messy," this is what my kitchen table currently looks like. 

Yay for manual lenses!





+ Spent endless hours in Starbucks and Panera Bread, because I refuse to get internet/cable at my apartment.

+ Worked. A lot. I finally have time to work and make money and I'm so thankful that I will get to see a real paycheck again.

20 comments:

Kayla MKOY said...

YAYYY!!! Congrats on graduating :) those are such sweet, emotional pictures...and your hair is rocking! Also, yay for the new lens!!! Manual mode is so fun!

Jackie @ Our Nashville Life said...

Congrats on graduating. It sounds like you're having a great start to the summer!

-Jackie
http://ournashvilleife.com

Tami said...

CONGRATS on your graduation lady! :)

Tracie Everyday said...

YAY for graduation! I can't wait to see what else you do!

Tracie Everyday said...

YAY for graduation! I can't wait to see what else you do!

Rachel said...

Congrats on graduation- you should be so proud!

Lisa @ Two Martinis said...

Congrats on graduation! It definitely looks like you've been keeping busy... and I'm glad you've had some time to enjoy the sunshine!

The Rachael Way said...

Congrats!!! So excited for you.

Girl Brooks said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You've worked so hard, and I'm so happy to see it pay off for you!

Emily Woodard said...

Congrats on graduating! I was watching my school's ceremony and started tearing up...I'm sure I'll be an emotional mess at my graduation too!

brooke lyn said...

graduation and a new fixed lens! Good work lady :)

Micaela Vaughan said...

Oh how I wished I could have been there for this graduation ceremony too. But you still brought tears to my eyes(kinda crazy the way my 4 year olds are looking @ their teacher who is crying happy tears). I LOVE you Kalyn and am so proud of you on so many levels. I wished that we were closer, distance wise, so that my girls could see what determination, happiness and true grit looks like all packaged in an amazing young woman. Aunt KK

alyssa said...

Congratulations on graduating nursing school! (Also, love your hair in those shots! OMG!) Can't wait to see what's next

Kay said...

Congrats on graduating!!! Your hair looked awesomeeee at your pinning! I'm rereading the HP series beginning to end this summer and I'm already excited about it!

Him & Me (But Mostly Me) said...

Congrats!!!!

Nadine Lynn said...

Congrats on graduation!! I get emotional for that kind of stuff too, so no judgement here!

I finished reading the HP books for the first time a few months ago and I miss them already.

scrapperjen said...

Congratulations! Emotions are more than allowed.
That sounds like a pretty great list of accomplishments so far.
Fingers crossed for a wonderful job for you.
Hugs!

Jay T said...

You've made me really want to re read the HP books! Congratulations... graduating is so exciting!!

Klutz in High Heels said...

congratulations!!!

i SO have that same ninewest crossbody bag. it's the best because it's so flexible yet sturdy at the same time!!

Ashten @ alwaysashten said...

I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! Now I feel rather sick, so get up here and take care of me.