We’re already coming up on the end of another chapter. This one seemed to fly by even faster than the last!
To wrap up my last full semester of college, all I have to say is I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I never expected to have the chance to go back on campus and gain these unique experiences. I am leaving this spring 2016 semester feeling fulfilled and proud of all I have accomplished.
I really fell in love with my Communication program here, and have some exciting news about that! Our department offers students the chance to study abroad for 6 weeks over the summer, so this summer I will be studying in London, Dublin, and Edinburgh!
This is a dream come true! Studying abroad was the #1 college experience that I was bummed I would have to miss out on. (According to the plan I had back at my old school) However, things changed and when the opportunity presented itself here in Arizona, I had to take it. I could not be more excited and thankful!
Make sure you keep up with those adventures here and on Instagram/twitter (@JessicaFaye508) all throughout May and June!
(Side note – right before study abroad I’m going to take a quick trip over to California and Seattle to celebrate my birthday before heading out of the states! So be on the lookout for those posts too!)
So study abroad is my big plan for the summer. What about after that?
This past month has particularly been a whirlwind and some big life decisions have been made. After meeting with several advisors, it came to my attention that I only have 3 classes left to complete this fall. So come December 2016 I am hoping to finally have my degree!
The original plan was to hang out in Arizona for one more semester, do those classes on campus and maybe pick up an internship. This would have been a wonderful option!
However, there were a few things that lead me away from taking this direction. In early April, Noah and I decided to part ways. We had such a beautiful relationship, but we’re at different stages in our lives right now. Although I miss my adventure partner very dearly, it is time for us to take our own individual paths. I would never give a second of it back for the world, but moving forward is for the best.
On top of that, Krista is graduating, along with most of the other friends I have made here. So ultimately in Arizona, that pretty much would leave me with less than a full load of classes, possibly an internship, and a few new friends scattered here and there.
This got me thinking – All of my classes have online options so I can take them from anywhere. Also, my best friend Bobby (who lives in Florida by WDW) had an open room at his place.
I realized Florida may be my best option for many reasons including: 1. Closer to family 2. So many friends who already live there/who are moving there 3. Networking opportunities at Disney to set up a plan for post-graduation!
All of the sudden, a big closed door lead to several open windows. I have been praying for clarity for quite some time and it finally revealed itself to me all at once in perfect timing.
So that’s the big update for now! I’m so excited to move to a place and not have a time limit on how long I can stay. I can just settle in and work and build a life the way I want to while being surrounded by wonderful people and beautiful opportunities.
I have a really good and positive feeling about the future. We will see where it takes me from here! Again, thank you all for following along on these adventures and I am so excited to share my Europe stories and Florida stories with you very soon!
Also, please share any advice/quotes/stories either in the comments below or on twitter regarding big life changes, new opportunities, break ups, new beginnings, etc. Or even some Europe travel tips! My soul is craving all of the positivity it can get right now and I would love to hear some from you all! 🙂