What Comes Next

Hey y’all!!!

I know that it’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted, but my life has finally slowed down a bit and I’m so excited to be back to blogging. Over the past three months I have been in the process of applying to sixteen (I know, sixteen is totally excessive) of the nation’s coolest universities. I’ve written dozens of essays and traveled to visits and interviews. Unfortunately, I’m still not 100% sure where I will be attending in the fall (I do have a current favorite), I know that God has a wonderful plan for me and I’m excited about what’s to come. With that being said, I thought I’d use this post to discuss some of the things I’ve learned over this process.

  • Patience is a Virtue

I struggle with needing to know every detail of my life and waiting on anything is generally excruciating. During this past year, I have waited to hear back from some schools for as long as six months. Through this process I have learned that you can choose to be patient, or you can choose to fret over a date that will come eventually whether you’re worrying about it or not. Patience truly is a virtue, and while I still am not the best at waiting, this process has most definitely helped me to improve in this area.

  • Rejection Isn’t Personal

Colleges receive thousands of applications for a limited number of spots in their freshman class. Many universities receive enough qualified applicants to fill twice the size of their freshman class, however they simply just can’t accept every qualified applicant. In the beginning, I took it really personally and was dumbfounded as to why I was rejected from a school where my stats were well above their average. As I have continued through this process, I have learned that so many factors go into your admissions decision and that it is not at all personal when you receive a rejection. This journey has taught me that you don’t always get what you want or deserve, but it’s not because you didn’t deserve it or weren’t qualified enough to be admitted.

  • God’s Plan is Better

Through this process, I have been rejected by a school that I saw as my dream school. I was completely in love and the rejection hit hard, however I have since realized that I would’ve been accepted if I was supposed to go there. God has a plan for your life and throughout the past year I have found comfort in the fact that every rejection is leading me to where I’m supposed to be. It’s hard to trust in the fact that his plan is better than yours, however that is true and this journey has helped me to realize that.

The college search process has taught me countless things about myself and I hope that sharing just a few of the things that I’ve learned can help someone in the future. These past few months have been a whirlwind, but I’m excited for the future and I know that I will end up exactly where I’m supposed to be.

Stay Sparkly,

Samantha

Seventeen Social Club – Sally Hansen Insta – Dri

Hey y’all,

Seventeen Social Club and Sally Hansen recently hooked me up with some awesome new nail polish. It is called Insta – Dri and I used the color “Ablazing.”  This color is so bright and happy. I love how this quick drying polish gave me a picture perfect manicure. My nails were done drying in just sixty seconds. This polish is an absolute must have for girls like myself who are constantly on the go and don’t want to wait around for their nails to dry. A manicure is one of my favorite ways to add a pop of color to an otherwise boring outfit or to brighten up any outfit. A bright manicure in a color such as “Ablazing” is the perfect way to make a statement. I highly reccomend this polish to anyone who is looking for a quick and long lasting manicure. nailssally

10 Reasons Best Friends are the Best

1) Your best friend will always listen to what you have to say, and have a perfect response.

2) She is always down for a night of staying in, eating ice cream, and re-watching Gossip Girl on Netflix.

3) Your best friend will always be your biggest cheerleader,and they want the absolute best for you. (this one is a bonus if your best friends actually are cheerleaders, like mine)

4) She isn’t afraid to tell it like it is, and help you make the best decision.

5) You’ll never have to go through anything alone because you know she’ll be right beside you doing whatever you need her to do.

6) She can never stay mad at you because you have important things to tell each other.

7) Your best friends don’t need to be impressed, they have seen you at your worst and love you anyways.

8) She will let you vent, but tell you when you’re obsessing and help you get over it.

9) Best friends know what you’re feeling before you can even say it.

10) Best friends are the best because they love you unconditionally. Best friends just get “it.”

I am so thankful for the best friends in my life

xoxo,

Samantha