Brittany Graham

One Year in Denver

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I can't believe that exactly a year ago I loaded up my car and headed west for my new adventure and move to Denver, Colorado. That's right, It's already been a year since I've lived here. It's always crazy to look back on your life from the previous year and reflect and how much has changed. Honestly, making this move across the country to taking a new job and living in a new city, expectations were more than high. I would be lying if I said that my life now is exactly how I envisioned it being a year ago, because it's not. It's not even close to what I had imagined it to be. Naturally we always have in our heads that having a fresh start and being able to forget about all of your past troubles, that your new life is going to be perfect. Reality is my life still isn't perfect and it probably never will be. But I guess that's just life.

Complete happiness? No. But happier? YES. With that being said I got thinking about life and the expectations I have for it. Some times I sit and think to myself that maybe my expectations for life are extremely too high. I mean despite being beyond blessed and thankful for this amazing life I've been giving, I constantly find myself still wanting more out of life. Having the urge to become even happier and to see and do even more. But then again that could be the dreamer in me. I guess I expect so much from life because its mine, and I refuse to settle for less than what I define as a happy and successful life. And honestly guys, I'm just not there...yet! I guess what I'm trying to say is that no matter what you plan, hope, or expect for out of life it almost never goes how you expect or want it to. But that's just when you have to put your big girl panties on wake up and face whatever life throws at you head on and deal with the choices you make and the consequences you make both good and bad. And that's what I've decided to do each and everyday of my life, smile, laugh, and make the best of each day.

The people who have come into my life this past year have been nothing but blessing. It's such a great feeling to work with a group of individuals who you love and get along with and that's something I don't take for granted and can't be overlooked. I'm forever grateful for the opportunity itself to wake up every morning  and do what I do everyday.

There are still so many changes I would like to see in my life moving forward, so many and there's nothing wrong with that. It's okay to be greedy with your life and have the constant to need to want more when comes to experiences all this world has to offer. I'm excited to see what the next year bring and I know in my heart if I keep on living I'll be closer to reaching the feeling of infinite happiness.

Moral of the story....

-Brittany