Wednesday, December 16, 2009

December 17, 2009

Tomorrow, I graduate from ASU.
Can I have a quick minute to brag?
*I'm proud of myself.
*I'm 21, and graduating with my Bachelors Degree in Education.
*If you go straight to college out of high school and go full time every semester, that's normal. But so often college students switch majors/don't know what they want to do and it takes them longer. I was fortunate to know what I wanted to do since I was little, and just went after it.
*I also completed it in 3 and 1/2 years, instead of 4. I'm graduating a semester early.
*A few times I didn't want to do it anymore. I went through a rough patch in life and school definitely got put on the back burner on my list of priorities. My grades tanked, and it took A LOT of work to get them back up.
*I've learned a lot about myself through my years in college. I definitely don't have a lot of school spirit, and I don't bleed maroon and gold, but college in general has been good for me. It's helped me grow up.
*I love teaching. Maybe I won't teach right away, since I'm going the family route, but I know I do want to do it someday.
*As of tomorrow night at 9 pm, I will be a college graduate. The first in my family.
*I am proud of myself.
Please don't take this as conceited or snobbish or braggy. I think it's ok to be proud of yourself as long as you're not prideful. I'm just happy I'm at this point in my life. Share in my happiness :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

This past week, Mr. Holmstrom and I had the pleasure of having our pictorals taken by the fabulous Kate Lines. She was kind enough to quickly edit some of them and email them to me to display at my baby shower 2 days later.
Um hi. I am in love.

PS I almost fell off this branch into the Salt River below. Pre-pregnancy I wouldn't have been afraid at all to walk out and balance on that branch.
I'm a little more protective of my body these days.

I can't say it enough.
I love this man.
I love this baby.
I love that in a month and a half I'm going to be a mom.