Really Important

Can I just start this by saying that my posts in the recent past and likely in the future seem, well, confusing. Most of this is because this is an extremely confusing period for me… I mean, I’m graduating. I’ve been looking forward to the day since… um… freshman year. But now that it’s actually almost here, I’m beyond freaked out.
Mix in the fact that I’ve been quite emotional lately and I’m basically a mess. I choked up during a speech at the GWWIB conference, I bawled when I watched this commercial, and then I related to about every line during the first episode of Felicity. (I randomly watched an episode of the show while straightening my hair… have you seen it?)
At one point in the episode, Felicity says, “It all just… it seems really important right now.”
This is exactly how I feel… even though I know in the grand scheme of things, the events going on right now will matter so little in the future. Right now, however, they seem like monumental decisions and experiences. It’s overwhelming. It’s scary. And it’s really, really, really confusing.
I remember feeling the exact same way before graduating from high school, and looking back, none of the things I worried about really mattered (but really, not at all). So I know it will be fine, eventually.
It just… it seems really important right now.
PS Watching Felicity is honestly pretty entertaining. It’s from 1998 and she calls her parents on pay phones… good stuff.

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Good luck with the next few weeks, Carly! I know that these are such stressful times, but I believe that you can get through it with shining colors! Wishing for the best!

Your Plucky Picaroon

What an inspiring commercial! Thank you for sharing. 🙂 One of my favorite quotes in times like these is,
"What if I told you 10 years from now your life would be exactly the same? Doubt you'd be happy. So, why are you afraid of change?" — Karen Salmansohn
Hang in there!

Kelsey Albrektson

In the same boat! Moving back home and getting a Big Girl Job. Leaving friends and the past 4 years seems weird. I feel like I grew up so fast, and I'm only 22! Gah. Hope your decisions become easier and you figure out what you are doing in the future! Good luck 🙂

The Yuppie Files

I was just going to say I loved Felicity & watched it all the time. Then read your comment about its from 1998 & she called her mom on pay phones. I feel old now! Hey- cell phones weren't as popular then!

Courtney Elizabeth

I watched Felicity when it ran the first time around, and I was too young to understand what like would be like.
Hang in there- the confusion doesn't end after college, but I have hope it will one day 🙂

Amy - OPC

I completely understand what you're saying. The transition from college graduation to "the real world" remains one of the most (if not THE most) difficult transitions I can remember. Sending positive thoughts your way!


As confusing, overwhelming, etc that this time can be and even though in the future, it won't mean much…enjoy it! Take the time to take a step back and just observe, stay in the moment. You will never experience this again and it's a really exciting time!