Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Last 4 Years

Today I received my grades from my last semester at BYU. And while I was secretly terrified that somehow I was going to fail a class and not graduate, my fears were unnecessary. GPA: 3.9, my highest yet. I couldn't help but think back to my first semester at BYU. Winter 2008 GPA= 1.66. Woof. Not my proudest moment, but look where I've come!
Fall 2008: 3.0
Winter 2009: 3.5
Fall 2009: 3.6
Winter 2010: 3.81
Fall 2010: 3.86
Winter 2011: 3.91

So I'm not proud of the 1.66, but I am sure proud of the progression.

The grades aren't what I'm most proud of though. I'm proud of the friends I made, the husband I met, the life-skills I learned, and the hard work I put it. I'm done with college classes, my time at BYU and in Provo is done. I get teary eyed just thinking about it because I really did love my time there. So many amazing, life-changing things happened in that little town.

Lived with my best friends. We only got in a few fights and we're still friends, hallelujah.

Met a cute boy.

That cute boy became my first love.

Then we got married.

I made the most amazing new friends.

Became a teacher.

Met a family that will be in my life forever.

Utah was good to me. I have so many great memories of my time there. As I took my last walk across BYU's campus I couldn't stop crying. I'm so happy I got to do all that I did and experience all I did. Those 5 years will always bring a smile to my face.

Now I get to start a new chapter in Texas. I'm so happy to be back with my husband and continue our life together and make new amazing memories here.


Brooke said...

Wow, that is one awesome GPA. What a great way to end your 4 years at BYU. What neat memories you made too. Grant is one lucky guy to have met a neat, awesome, fun, beautiful girl like you! I'm so glad you're in my family. Enjoy your new life in Texas. I hope to get to see you and Grant lots.

Matthews Family said...

Love you Zaundra and I'm so glad your in our family too! I am so thankful I get to live closer to you and Grant for hopefully a long, long time!!

Bridger and Jordan Booras said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post. We had some good times here didn't we? Remember making the Pros and Cons list on my giant white board of why you should or shouldn't come to BYU? I remember that like it was yesterday! Good thing you did because we got to drive to campus backwards, drive around town in the winter with the mini cooper top down, dance around like fools and who knows what else! Love you my friend- miss you and hope Texas is wonderful!

G and G Nut said...

Loved this post, Zaundra. You've been on an amazing journey with so much more to come.
Love you.

Ryan and Lisa Applonie said...

Look at you Smarty Pants!! Congrats on finishing school and enjoy being in Texas with Grant :)

Esther said...

Oh my goodness, I made it into your blog! Wow! I feel loved. :) Miss your guts Z!

Reimstar said...

Ohh yay congratulations for graduating! I am totally jealous! Way to go on the gpa too! I'm even more happy you and Grant are back together again. Rob is having to travel a lot this summer, and all I can say is its better when we're together! I'm sad we didn't get together before you left, so I will be stalking you on this blog, so I hope you keep it updated :)

Jenaca and Stephen said...

Zaundra... I am so glad I found your blog! I miss seeing you everyday! I hope everything is going wonderful. :)