Adventurous April

 

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From my dorm room my freshman year at Ball State (2015)

Most people that know me know that ever since I discovered who Sierra Boggess is, my outlook on life changed pretty dramatically. The first time I heard her “You Are Enough” quote, I had been in a dark place in my life, and her words had given me a new awakening of sorts. Sierra launched a website a few months ago that’s centered around her message of “You Are Enough,” and I love it more than words can express. Again, as many of you know, her quote “You are enough, you are so enough, it is unbelievable how enough you are,” has been a huge part of my life.

 

Now you’ve made it this far, so you’re probably wondering: This blog is about adventure, but she’s writing about Sierra Boggess? What’s the point here?

Well, my dear pal, every month Sierra picks out a word for subscribers to reflect on and April’s was “adventure.” I’ve been planning on using her words of the month for blog prompts for some time now, but with how my April has turned out, I really can’t pass up the opportunity to write about adventure.

31389705_10214609420001773_1462265385295686769_nOn March 29, I got the phone call that I got the position I was hoping for at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. It’s been a little over a month, and I still can’t fully express how blessed I feel that the first job I got after graduating is the one that I wanted. My first day was April 3, so right off the bat, my April was full of learning new things, meeting new people and taking on new tasks.

I took another grown-up plunge and found my first post-college apartment. Searching for it was overwhelming, and incredibly frustrating at times, but I did my best to not let the process get me down. I found a nice little place in Fishers, and right now I’m just hoping a place opens up before my current lease ends.

I’ve learned to speak up in different situations, even though I’m inexperienced. Even though I’m new, I still have important things to say. Figuring this out has been a particularly difficult adventure, but it’s one that I’m looking forward to continuing as time goes on.

Each new step I took in April was one of the first steps of my adventure as a professional, and it’s terrifying and exciting all at the same time. I can’t wait to see what’s coming.

May’s word is celebration, and since I started my May off by hitting a pothole and getting a flat tire (I found a way to turn it into a celebration!), we’ll see what else there is to celebrate about this month.