Wow. wow. wow. wow. woooowwww.w…

I’ll say it again: WOW.

I have had an amazing day.

I was sitting in my room and I was thinking to myself, “This day was so great, that it deserves a THIRD blog post.” YES! THREE!!!

And then, like I usually do when I dream up these ramblings, I started to write begin writing the post in my head. Then it hit me– WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD I EVEN START!? Yep. Today was that good.

Here are some optional titles for this blog post:

1. The time that we actually DID find somewhere to live next year.
2. The time that I actually DID find somewhere to live this summer.
3. Ok, this time I officially do have an internship.
4. Spencer Malinski is killing it this week.
5. My beautiful new sewing machine is beautiful and new.
6. What I don’t want to do after college.
7. Today I wore a scarf and a sweater.
8. That weird rash on my legs is finally going away.
9. Midterms are more fun when your teachers tell you you’re doing a good job.
10. I feel good about myself for maybe the first time in ever.
11. Realization: I’m just as moody as Felicity.
12. I have underestimated the power of caffeine all of my life. Tamara, you were right.

But ultimately, I think what I’m trying to get across here is that GOD IS SO GOOD. Right?

Ok, so if those were the titles of the blog posts, let’s just consolidate and do a quick blurb on what those suckers mean.

1. The time that we actually DID find somewhere to live next year. 

Did I ever mention that we found out that living in our house next year actually isn’t going to work after all? I feel like we have talked about this way too much. I seriously don’t remember.  A couple of weeks ago on Easter, the roomies and I went on a walk. Not far. Just across the street. We wanted to take some pictures of ourselves (narcissism: table for five) in our fancy Easter dresses. The yellow house directly to the right of ours seemed like the perfect backdrop. After taking the pics, I noticed that the house was for sale and empty. With the incredible help of Claire’s mother, Mrs. Barnhardt, we contacted the owners to see if they would be willing to rent it to 5 really cool SCAD students. To our extreme surprise and delight, they did! And they do! We walked through it for the first time on Thursday and it’s just as cool as we had suspected. Five bedrooms, cool light fixtures, huge backyard AND working plumbing?! WE’LL TAKE IT!

2. The time that I actually DID find somewhere to live this summer. 

Thanks to the keen eyes of one Wren Sieber (SCAD refugee, current Parsons student and all around amazing person) I was able to get in contact with a delightful young lady named Chloe who is renting her affordable and adorable Village apartment to me this summer. After a little reconnaissance, I have found that it is near an interesting sounding Soul food restaurant called “The Redhead” and only 1.3 miles away from the Marc Jacob headquarters. Yes. So, fingers crossed, this really is the last time I ever EVER ever EVER have to mention my housing situation again. 
3. Ok, this time I officially do have an internship. 

OK, confession: with all of the excitement of last Wednesday’s phone call with Marc Jacobs, I never actually heard her say anything like “Congratulations, Julia, You have the job” or “Julia Patton, we would like to officially offer you this internship” or even “Cool, you’re in!” Realizing this a few days after the phone call, I was in a bit of a secret panic.  Hmmm… what if this whole thing is still in the prelim stages. Was it a bit early to post on le blog, Julia? Maybe. Will the awesome apartment you just found be a total waste when next week you receive an e-mail from Marc Jacobs saying that the dates weren’t going to work out after all? How am I going to break it to Natasha Lubansky?! But, the kibosh was put on those fears when received an e-mail this evening that confirmed that I did get the internship. Closing sentence: “Great! I look forward to meeting you soon!” I’M ACTUALLY 100% FOR REAL GOING TO BE IN NEW YORK THIS SUMMER. 
4. Spencer Malinski is killing it this week. 

I mean, all of my roommates are killing it. Claire is making the coolest bracelet of all time.. Oli is inventing new dance moves like nobodies business.. Frances is going to win the bookmaking competition.. But, Spencer? Wow. Spencer is the definition of wow right now. She is this close to getting a sick internship in LA that is so up her alley that she OWNS the whole alley. 
5. My beautiful new sewing machine is beautiful and new. 

I got THE COOLEST sewing machine at a used furniture store a few weeks ago. It’s in amazing condition and it came with a whole desk attached to it. But the first time I used it, the bobbin fell out. No bobbin = No bueno. I took it to the doctors at Moye’s Sewing Machines and they fixed her up good. I just got her back today and with a little help from the coolest handy-woman I know, Frances Russell, she is perched in her corner ready to roll. And when I say roll, I really mean purr. The sweetest sound you’ve ever heard. Isn’t she pretty?
6. What I don’t want to do after college. 

Tonight, I went to a recruiting presentation from online luxury retailer, Net-A-Porter. Tonight, I realized that I do not want to work for online luxury retailer, Net-A-Porter. This is less exciting, but I just thought I’d share. 
7. Today I wore a scarf and a sweater. 

Unexpectedly waking up freezing this morning was not so fun, but when I realized it was because the temperature randomly dropped 20 degrees and I would get one bonus winter clothes day, I was thrilled. 
8. That weird rash on my legs is finally going away. 

I promise, I’m not like a walking germ pool or anything. Just weird itching bumps on the back of my legs. …But it’s going away, I promise!! 
I shouldn’t have even mentioned this. 
9. Midterms are more fun when your teachers tell you you’re doing a good job. 

That happened today. She was all, “Ooo.. this looks nice…” And I was all, “Oh! Thank you!” And then she was like, “Mmhhmm.” And I was like, “(Silent fist pump in my head).” 
10. I feel good about myself for maybe the first time in ever. 

More on this later. This deserves more of an explanation than my allowed on this post. 
11. Realization: I’m just as moody as Felicity. 

Last year, when we were in real deep with the 90’s drama, Felicity, I remember thinking there was no way that her life was so up and down. I mean, I loved the show and lived for all the drama, but I was convinced that in no way was it even close to realistic. She’d be crying over Ben in one scene, switching her major in another scene, laughing with her friends at Dean and Deluca a few minutes later and then finish the episode with crying about Noel. I used to think that it was such a college female stereotype until today. In the last 24 hours of my life, the span of emotions is alarming. Terrifying. And I wouldn’t even really consider myself a very dramatic person. Ok… maybe a little. But, wow. I’m in such a Felicity stage right now. …Then again, I’m a girl. In college. I’m a girl in college trying to do my absolute best at life. If being an oreo eating, sweats and combat boots wearing, emotional basket case is wrong, I don’t want to be right (for the next few years, at least). Then I would like to feel a bit more stable. 
12. I have underestimated the power of caffeine all of my life. Tamara, you were right.
I don’t drink coffee every day and I don’t even really care for the taste of it all too much, but if the speed at which I have been typing this blog post is in any way related to the Vanilla Latte I downed an hour ago, let the floodgates open! I’m on fire!!!! My hands are shaking pretty bad though. 
*****
So, that’s what I needed to blog about. All of that. All of those amazing things. All today. How cool was today!? Everything. EVERYTHING is coming together. (Besides my Ethnography Homework)
In retrospect, I am humbled, amazed, honored, bewildered, and thankful for all that God has been cooking up for me over the past few months. Heck– the past few years! I think the best title for this blog post would really be: That awkward moment when I realize that God knew what He was doing… the whole time.  Because He has. Wow. Wow. wow. WOWOWOWWOW.

AND ALSO CAN I JUST SAY THAT I HAVE THE MOST SUPPORTIVE AND AMAZING PEOPLE IN MY LIFE!?! NO. I DON’T THINK YOU HEARD ME. THE MOST SUPPORTIVE AND AMAZING PEOPLE. YOU. YOU ARE SUPPORTIVE AND AMAZING AND I AM SO GRATEFUL. 

Needless to say, I have checked about 15 things off my Life To-Do list. If you see me in the next few days, I’ll probably be really nice to you. Prime time to ask me for a favor or to borrow any of my clothes. Even the ones that are on the VIP list. (Of course there’s a VIP list– this shouldn’t surprise you.)

PS- I made it to class on time this morning, in case you were concerned. And my speech went really well, thank you very much.

4 thoughts on “Wow. wow. wow. wow. woooowwww.w…

  1. I'm so glad to have taught you something so important. Unleash the power.

    In other news, I am SOOOO happy for you! Seriously, you deserve it, not because you are an awesome person and I like you, but because you have worked so hard to get here! Well done. Enjoy your victories.

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  2. Almost in tears with thankfulness for so many things and soooo want to talk to you but it's 3:16 am in Savannah and i don't think you'd appreciate a call at this moment… Yes, God is so good…love your heart of gratitude, joy and excited anticipation. Love you, sweetie

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  3. I lov you…I just love you so much! You are taking on everything that comes your way with such grace and optimism and I really admire that. I am so happy for all the wonderful things happening for you right now!(:
    -Taryn

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