Life’s a Rollercoaster

Life has been nothing short of a rollercoaster these last couple of months. 
It began with a new job that I poured the majority of my time and energy into. From there, my life was transformed by genuine friendships and connections. I found myself busy all the time, constantly cramming school work, serving up coffee and smiles at the drive-thru coffee shop I work at, and all the while, doing my best to fit in time for friends and family. 

That may sound like a lot to some people. And it is a lot, trust me. Being a full time student + working part time + trying to have a social life is at times very exhausting. 

But don’t misunderstand me when I say these things, because in no way am I complaining. During this new year, and new season of my life, I have found myself to be happier than I’ve ever been. 

It’s funny, because some days I do find myself complaining about how busy I am or how tired I am, but in all honesty, I am the happiest girl when my days are filled with productivity. So instead of whining about what I don’t like, I have been trying to embrace the fact that I am young and able to have a crazy life. 

Throughout these last few months I have grown tremendously as an individual. I feel as if I’ve found my voice more than ever, and that I’ve become much more comfortable and confident in myself as a person. I can’t express how truly blessed I feel. 
With a busy life comes the shocking reality of how fast each day flies by. There’s a popular country song that’s on the radio quite often that’s chorus goes, 

“Sixty seconds now feels more like thirty

Tick-tock, won’t stop, around it goes

Sand through the glass sure falls in a hurry

And all you keep trying to do is slow it down, soak it in

Keep trying to make the good times last as long as you can

But you can’t, man

It just goes too fast.”

And that’s exactly how I feel about life. It’s going fast and it’s a rollercoaster, there’s definitely no stopping it. With graduation right around the corner, summer plans becoming clearer, and post high school uncertainties looming in my future, all I can do is hold on and enjoy every second of this crazy ride. 

As I’m sure you may have noticed, I have dramatically pushed blogging to the side. And I really don’t like that. From here on out I want to make blogging a priority again, because I do love it and feel like there can be a future in it for me. I recently created a video that explained the thing that holds me back often times, which is perfectionism and the thought that everything I produce has to be amazing and exactly how I imagined it in my head. But that’s just not realistic, and I talked about adopting a new mindset that creating something everyday, no matter what it is, is better than creating nothing at all. 

Watch it here:

IMG_9825Anyways, that’s my rant. Basically, I want you all to know that I’m still alive and well (and very content). And also, that I’m going to put aside dedicated time for blogging in my life because it’s important to my heart. 

Thanks for tagging along on my rollercoaster of a life. You guys are the best. 

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Xoxo, Madeline

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