On Being Homesick

I feel a little ashamed to say that, with less than a month until I get to go home, homesickness has really gotten the best of me the last couple of weeks. I’ve had highs and lows that change on a daily basis, I’ve been a little grumpy and irritable, and I’ve had a few mild meltdowns.

I’m prepared for this week to be especially hard, because almost everyone will be going home for Thanksgiving break, and I’m starting to feel that little green pang of jealousy. I’m going to try so, so hard to spin my perspective and look at all of the positive things about this week, and try not to let my jealousy and my grumpiness affect others.

Thanksgiving should be a fun day, because a good friend of mine (from California!) is coming over and we’re going to make pizza for our little holiday. It’ll be nice to have someone to spend the day with, and I’m pretty excited about our Thanksgiving pizza!

It’s been a hard stretch, and a really long 6 months since I’ve seen my family. It will be so meaningful when I step off that plane in December and finally get to see my family! It’s nearly all I can think about, and I’m hoping it will motivate me to work extra hard through my finals.

Thanks for listening to my little homesickness rant, I know it isn’t the happiest little blog post that ever existed! But I’m getting through it, I know that this experience is making me stronger and more independent and a better human being.

xo.

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The graduate

I have some big news: I graduated Friday!

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My dog and I before graduation

Undergrad was fun, but I’m getting pretty excited to move cross-country this week and start an amazing new adventure. I’m enjoying this last week at home with my family and pets, and doing a lot of packing!

Life Update (AKA Back to School)

Hi friends! I wanted to give you all a quick life update, because I have this overwhelming feeling that I probably won’t be able to post as much as I’d like to on this blog for a little while. Don’t fret–I still have big plans to continue this space with creative spells and little inspirations–but a little thing called “college” requires my full attention for a little while. I started back to school after my winter break this week, and with a full credit load, a job, and all of the studying that my science-y major requires, I’m not going to be able to post all the time here.

Exciting things are coming my way: I’m graduating from college in May, and in the next couple of months I will know where I’m going for graduate school (so I can start to make plans for my living arrangements for the fall, yikes!). I can’t wait to graduate, and I can’t wait to put some more time into this blog.

I’m writing this post to let everyone know that Imperfect Chevron isn’t going away, but it might be taking a quick hiatus to keep working on my studies. I promise, I will keep sharing some inspiration and hopefully some crafty moments with all of you. Thanks for reading, check back soon. (:

XO Kelly