Life Lessons: "Stuff" Happens

Truly, this quote speaks for all of junior year of college for me. It was smooth sailing through the Fall semester, but once Spring rolled along, "stuff" hit the fan.

December 2012
After my year of stressful school catch-up that I mentioned yesterday, I was so excited for a fresh start; to finally feel like I had everything together. But, life had other plans. In the span of only a few months, I had my heart broken and found out my dad had cancer. My dad. The most amazing, humorous, giving and honest man in my life. The break-up was a mess in itself, but adding on the fear and agony that comes from the C word...I didn't think I was going to be able to finish the semester. 

I was attending classes as a formality, but I was really a zombie going through the motions of day-to-day life. Inevitably, life had just been too quiet and too good for too long to not have some sort of hiccup. And that's what I learned junior year: bad stuff happens. You can either let the pain consume you, or you can accept what is and learn to move on. I was able to do the latter, and have found myself in an amazing place. My dad is healthy as can be and the break-up now feels like I was crying over spilled milk. 


Thanks for following along this week as I relive all of my lessons. Tomorrow is the final day of Life Lessons and I promise, I saved the best for last. 

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