Friday, May 15, 2015

On My Mind | 6

Happy Friday friends!

It has been a while since I wrote one of these!  A lot of awesome things have happened, and I have a lot of awesome things coming up!  Last time I was talking about pigs and upcoming graduation and now, I am a graduate of NC State!  To say a lot has happened might be a slight understatement!  

I graduated!   I feel like this is the most important because y'all have heard so much about it recently!  On Saturday, my family came to Raleigh, and I participated in the big ceremony at PNC Arena, and I participated in my departmental ceremony from the BAE&AET departments.  I cannot believe I am a graduate, and I still have no idea what I am going to do forever.  I don't think I can just apply for jobs forever, but hopefully I will find something soon!

Joshua threw me a surprise party!  That sneaky man of mine planned, put together and then surprised me with a graduation party!  He even invited my friends and my family so I could have everyone who loves and cares about me there!  It was so much fun!  On the eve before graduation, it was so important to see all the people who supported me and were proud of my accomplishments!  Joshua definitely gave me one of my favorite gifts by giving me that!  

Since I graduated, it is time to go back to the beach!  See because that is the life!  Actually Joshua planned a post-graduation treat for me as well!  Joshua and I are heading to the North Carolina coast this weekend, and I am so ready!  We are stopping by the Great Dismal Swamp and taking a kayaking adventure through the canal (which I don't really understand where or what that is), and then we are off to the Outer Banks!  I haven't been since I was a teenager (young 12 or 13) and I don't really remember a whole lot about our trip.  We are staying in Kitty Hawk, so if anyone knows of some good places to eat close by, let me know!  Joshua and I love good food!  

Wedding planning is the next big thing!  With 141 days until the wedding, it is the start of our next big adventure!  My aunt is throwing me a bridal shower in two weeks so that my California family can participate, and I am really excited about that!  It will be exciting to see all of my friends and family!  Joshua and I have already booked our honeymoon cruise, but now we are setting out to book our flights.  I have a lot of things to do, but as far as I am concerned, this is just another step in the adventure!
Side Note: This is not in our price range so don't get excited!
House hunting is not as exciting as house decorating.  I say this very sincerely.  I love to walk into a house and think, I am going to decorate this house like this, but I am not a fan of the offer and wait game.  Don't get me wrong, I totally want to go and look at all the houses with Joshua, but I also want to immediately decorate them!  I think I am just going to start making mood boards for things like our bedroom, the kitchen, the living room, etc.  Then maybe I won't feel so much like, Oh we can put this here!

What's on your mind?
Like I said, let me know!



  1. So much happiness in one little post! I'm thrilled to see so many wonderful things happening in your world. Congratulations about the graduation and impending wedding! (Because 151 days is less than a year, so it's practically around the corner lol) I can totally relate that house hunting isn't as thrilling as decorating (we are currently decorating one, but looking at another because we aren't sure how long the landlord will be willing to renew our lease).

    I'll throw this out there because she's a gem of a resource and I throw her name around as much as possible to friends who are traveling. If you need help booking flights I'm co-writing a few books with a WONDERFUL agent named Judith White who plans honeymoons and destination weddings for a living. She's a wizard at finding flights with short layovers & making sure that all you have to do is pack and go, so if you start stressing give her a call. or 770-469-7370 -- Hopefully since all you have left is planning the flight to the cruise it won't be too much of a headache. :)

  2. Tricia Leigh ArtimMay 18, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Thank you so much!! I will definitely have to look her up and possibly give her a shout! I am so excited by all the new things coming our way this year! It is just so hard to believe that we are already in MAY!!!! Ah! Crazy things! Hopefully your landlord will let you renew as much as you want, and then you can continue decorating!! Thank you so much for stopping by, and thanks for the very happy and encouraging comment!! :D

  3. Congratulations! Graduating is SO exciting! And a wedding!! You just have so much coming up! Can't wait to hear more about it :)
    xo, Caitlin
    And Possibly Dinosaurs


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