The End is Near: Adulthood is Almost Here



Let’s go back 3 months to the beginning of summer.I was excited when I managed to get the summer completely off, meaning no summer school for me. I thought, wow I have 101 days off, yes I counted! I figured that I had so much time to do the many things I wanted to do and never have time to do. At first it all seemed possible and it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

When things are too good to be true they usually are. So life happened, between taking care of the house, trying to re coop and spend time with the husband, all my time was being eaten up. Then hubby got a fire under his butt and decided TIME TO SELL HOUSE, and that is what my summer became. Looking at a million model homes, packing, cleaning, and donating. My house looks like a tornado hit it and then another one hit it again and left a bunch of boxes behind. I thought if I’m lucky I could be done packing before my last semester of college begins.

I had a list, things that I needed & wanted to do

To top everything off, there was no vacation this summer. Hubby has just started a new job this year and didn’t want to take time off. We did take a few road trips, close, 3 day weekends so I guess those count. Then with the decision of moving and buying new home there was no vacation. One will be welcomed very soon, actually it is very needed for the both of us. We haven’t even met with our realtor because the house is a mess.

Of course we went to New Orleans
Vivi Graduation
My little Phi Mu sister at her graduation. If I wouldn’t have changed my major I would be graduating with her.


School is now in session since this Monday. Of course I left a hard course until my senior year. So between packing, creating art for my Senior Exhibit I have sooooo much to read. It’s fine, I’m Super Woman, no big deal!

Last Art Studio
Our first day of our last semester and as studiomates

Now it’s time to finish packing and get this house sold. I need to concentrate on my core class all while creating some of my best artwork for my exhibition. I’m super inspired but with most of my art supplies packed in boxes and big canvases in storage I’m feeling a tiny bit frustrated. I will work smaller and make it work!

With the art boys
With the art boys

Graduation is getting near and I’ve got those antsy butterflies in my stomach. The ones you get when you are happy and nervous at the same time. I’m more than ready to be done with books and assignments but I’m not ready to leave the people & things I have come accustomed to with school. I keep thinking I’m going to be an ADULT, although I know I am an adult and have been one for awhile. Everything up to this point was more of a practice run. Trying to be an adult and come December 2014, I will go LIVE adult mode.

ΦM Formal 2014
At our last Phi Mu formal. One of my first college friends and now sister, I have a feeling we’ll be friends a very long time…

Everyone laughs at me when I speak of this, but in my mind it’s completely serious. Nothing will change physically, but I know within me it will. It will be a different mentality, the one that thinks more about the future rather than the now. The one that will want to spend more time with my husband & family rather than go to a pep rally. I can lie and say that won’t happen and that I will continue to go to school and see what my ex classmates are up to, but I know that’s all talk everyone says right before they graduate. They all say they will keep in touch and they don’t. I keep my closest friends in mind and I hope to keep feeding those friendships and vise versa.

With Sorority Family

Well this is life, I have 4 months till graduation. Hope that the moving process goes smooth and that we love our new home much more than we like this house. There are so many new adventures to seek out and I have to remember that just because one chapter ends, doesn’t mean there is not more to the book.

Spending time with my neglected husband

UPDATE: Life has been GREAT in adulthood!



Leslie M. Guzmán is a Guatemalan artist best known for her creative explorations of world cultures. Her works capture the untold stories of people, objects and the places from which they come.


  • Stephanie Gilbert

    I remember the end of college well….even though it was almost 10 years ago now! Yikes. I’m old. And I have to say, my closest friends now were my best friends in college. I’ve added a few to my tribe since then and some have drifted away, but the most important ones have stayed in my life! Life gets exciting after school, trust me!

  • Leslie M. Guzman

    I believe you. Life changes you so much after college. I can’t believe it has been 2 years, I’m sure I will be just as shocked when I reach 10 years. Some of my best friends are from college too 🙂

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