life update

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hey there!

I stumbled across this photo on Instagram the other day (@bymariandrew has seriously the greatest feed..go check it out) and I felt like nothing more relevant could exist right now (that describes me at least).  I cannot believe that I've only lived in Auburn for a month feels like it has more like three! I absolutely love this beautiful city and I fall more and more in love with its every day. From the people, to the quirky little spots I find for lunch (*ahem* Crepe Myrtle are my fave), I find more reasons to love this place I now call home every day. School has been surprisingly easy to get the hang of. The campus is large and I have gotten lost a couple times, but besides that it has been nothing less than lovely. I have never experienced so many fun nights out with such lively people.
Unfortunately though, I would be lying if everything I had to say was happiness and rainbows. The line that depicts moving to a new city is pretty accurate. The first part is a large high, filled with fun new and exciting adventures and new beginnings, and then it turns into loneliness and stagnant nights. Its not the kind of loneliness where people aren't around you, because they are, but more of a in-a-crowded-room-and-no-one-sees-you type of loneliness. The kind that isn't fixed with calls home or weekend visits (because lets be honest, that makes it worse) but only fixed with time. It has taken a while, but I am finally starting to feel at home in Auburn. Work (that honestly intimidated me) and just like the line above, goes up and down every day. One day you are happy, smiling, helpful Hailey and the next you are grumpy, Monday-morning, can't-do-this Hailey. Its up and down. 
Happiness is something that I feel a little more and more each day and I just wanted to share how this "something good for me" is on a steadily incline up, and though I may not know it now, my life is definitely moving in the right direction and I'm so excited for that. I am thankful for the friendships I feel blossoming, the job that continues to brighten my day, and the school that is constantly amazing me with its extraordinary spirit. Though each day has its trials and tribulations, I'm looking on the bright side of life. 

Thanks for reading, friends!

Until next time,
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