I’ve waited for the light at the end of the tunnel all year and at last, this week has arrived. I finished my hours at my internship last Monday evening, and I’m telling you, it was a glorious feeling. And this morning, I submitted my last assignment. Only two finals stand in the way of me and my degree. It doesn’t even feel real. All this hard work will pay off soon.



In the meantime, I’m prepping for graduation: making plans with friends back home and working on my cap. Still need to pack but at least we meal-prepped for the week and by meal prep I mean make turkey spaghetti and pasta salad. All the carbs, please! My “diet” is gonna turn to shit this weekend after I gorge myself with all the barbecue and fried chicken I can get my hands on. I’m still consistent with the gym, but the diet’s out the window this week, and I’m totally okay with that.


There’s so much on my mind, so much to do in this short week before we fly to Nashville, and I am truly over the moon. Wrapping up school and completing my internship feel like milestones. Keegan and I celebrated at Pellegrini’s in Greeley and come to found out, family sized pastas are half off on Wednesday’s. Who knew? It was awesome. Not only that, but TIKA scheduled a business trip in Cheyenne, Wyoming the day after I finished my hours at the ATU. On Tuesday afternoon, I met her halfway in Wellington at a neighborhood bar serving half pound burgers served between two donuts–not one donut cut in half, but two whole donuts grilled to perfection.  Between that and their drink specials, we had a great time! Wellington Grill has a Beer-O-Meter where you buy one get one according to the high temperature the day before. The day before, the high was 45 degrees. So I ordered a Malibu with OJ, buy one get one for 45 cents. And this deal only runs on Tuesday’s, so we definitely lucked out.




Who knew almost exactly 8 years ago that we would be chilling in Northern Colorado grabbing dinner together while Tika takes a business trip? Crazy how time flies!!!

I have plenty to be grateful for from our trip to South Dakota for Thanksgiving to our recent 5 year anniversary. As the year winds down, my spirits begin to lift. Back in February and March when I desperately sought an internship, I started to wonder if I would graduate this year. I had my doubts with the difficulties of finding a reliable placement. All in all, it was a very stressful time for my husband and I. But now we’re doing so much better, and I thank my lucky stars. Shout out to my close friends and family that listened to me vent and dealt with my occasional mood swings. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for them!