"Life is a journey, not a destination" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
In honor of National Chardonnay Day and graduation season, I've partnered with Wente Wines to raise a glass to all of the people that helped get me to where I am today. Cheers to you -- you know who you are!
It's crazy to think that it's been almost a year since I graduated college. A year! Those four years were the adventure of a lifetime, and the spark to a journey that is only just beginning. Looking back on all of the ups and downs makes me more grateful for all of my life wins, and more appreciative of the opportunities that come my way even when I feel at a loss.
As most of you know, immediately after college I moved to New York City to pursue my dreams within the fashion marketing and editorial space. Even after having "made it" in the big city, I still look back fondly on the journey that took me here. From my boyfriend who helped me move out here (mentally and physically), to my twin sister (who I still call every day) who helps me feel grounded, I'm so grateful for the support system I have that never stops giving.
And the list goes on: from my coaches and professors to my best friends and teammates, I couldn't have done any of it without you either. Each of you played a vital role in helping shape the person I am today, and no matter how big or small of an impact you think you made on me, know that I wouldn't be the same without any of you.
Now, I aim to inspire others in the same way that others have inspired my. So here's a Wente Vinyards toast for remembering the past, while celebrating the present and looking forward to the future.
Just for fun -- here's a throwback photo of me from my college graduation! Class of 2016 for the win, and as always #GoBeavs ;).
Who are you raising a glass to in your life? Head to Wente Vineyards for some delicious yet affordable Chardonnay, and get toasting!
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