Being on a Roller Coaster

What. Is. Up. Reader! I am finally back from my hiatus and I can’t wait to get back to writing. It has been a long three weeks of mixed emotions. If you read my last blog, you got a chance to view my very thoughts during graduation. It was real and in the moment.

I wanted to recap some of my favorite moments (both good and stressful) I had in the last few weeks while I have been away from blogging. Let’s go!

Moment #1: Post-graduation walk was actually more relaxed than I thought it would be despite having my final exam that following Thursday. I think my constant studying over the last month or so, in preparation for the final really paid off. I was so focused I didn’t even need to stay up the night before or take the day off to study. Trust me that says a lot. I used to be a hardcore studier. I’ve had long nights of no sleep (all-nighters) and Red Bull cans all of over the place. I went into that final and owned it. Not a doubt in my mind that I got an A. It was an amazing feeling.

After the final, I came home and Tony was standing behind the door with flowers and a bottle of Don Julio. He is such a sweetheart (Thank you babe). We went out for dinner and he said to me “now you feel relaxed and excited to be done?” And of course I was! I felt like I could actually celebrate. Like I said, walking across the stage was whatever; but finishing that very last final – OH, YAS GIRL! It was the most relaxing thing ever!

Moment #2: Last Saturday I had my closest friends over for a little potluck in celebration of finally being done. Thank you to everyone that came through. I appreciate your support. For those who couldn’t make it, I hope you ended doing something super fun. It was a Memorial Day weekend so I’m sure everyone had busy bee plans 🙂

I loved all the food brought through – fried rice, lumpia, Cathy’s baked brie, buns, etc. Thank you to my man for grilling carne and pollo; we spent a few days on that and we ate everything down to the last tray. No one’s food went to waste. Special thanks to all those who brought me a tequila bottle… Ya’ll the real ones. I have tequila for days now. Thank you for taking single, double, Champagne glasses of tequila with me. I was LIT and it was a great time!

Moment #3: If you don’t know (well now you know), one of my favorite forms of cardio is spinning. I love spin. When I took my first spin class, I was obsessed. The increased heart rate, the beats of a song, letting everything go, etc. I had an opportunity to take an amazing spin class at Edge Cycle in East Village. Tony and Joey had Jenea, the owner of Edge Cycle on their podcast and she said we should come through for one of her classes and sure enough we did. It was one of the dopest experiences I ever had. Shoutout to Jenea for the experience. It was intense and unapologetic; I enjoyed every bit of it. We definitely plan on coming back since Joey wasn’t able to attend. It wasn’t just ratchet but free-spirited.

Moment #4: Last Thursday, I finally logged in and took a look at my final grades. The class I had originally planned to drop; I not only passed but I got a B in the class which means I aced my final! I started crying… I was pouring tears because I know for sure I will have a degree coming in the mail. It was a greatest sigh of relief and excitement in my heart. I worked so damn hard to get to this point. I not only thank those around me but I thank myself in this all: for continuing to carry on, trusting my instincts, and making the right decisions for myself. 

It’s been one hell of a rollercoaster over the last few weeks. And you know what? I’d do it all over again with 10x the smiles, feelings, and emotions. I’m sure if you were in my shoes you could say the same. 

Thank you for taking the time to read over this blog post. Like I said, I’m back and I hope you’re ready to read up on some more posts. Hope you guys have an amazing Monday. Now go get that bread!

Until the next post,

With love and support,

#beingjtran❤️🌻

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