The Next Chapter… (Part 2)

It is almost exactly one year ago, I sat down to write my first “The Next Chapter…” post about where I was headed/doing after graduating college (You can view it HERE). It is crazy to think after just one year, I have a new adventure I will be embarking on this fall! This post might get a little long so I apologize before hand haha.

Come August 21st, I will officially start my biggest journey yet of going back to school and getting a Masters of Science in Business Analytics from SMU (My undergrad was Mathematics from OU)! It is honestly so crazy to say that I am headed back to school because I was that person who said “I am never doing this school thing again!” Well now I am really eating my own words so I guess moral of the story is never say never. To be completely honest I came out of college thinking I would find a job, move into an apartment, and start my life… boy was a way wrong. It was actually really hard for me to accept that I was going to be taking a much different path than most of my friends. If you read the first “The Next Chapter…” you will know right after graduating from college I traveled for my sorority all over the country for 9 months educating and talking to women on different campuses. Even after those 9 months, I still had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do/where I wanted to be in life.

I was super late in deciding to go back to school haha. I’m talking applications were due 2 months from when I made my final decision. That included, recommendation letters, essays, and GMAT testing. Fast forward two months, everything turned in a week before it was due and went in for an in person interview a couple days later. I only applied to one school (Southern Methodist University) so everything was riding on this one decision. I can barely make a decision about what to eat for lunch let alone what I would be doing for a full year haha. Anyway, I received an email with my acceptance letter exactly one year to the day that I graduated from the University of Oklahoma. Funny part was I was in Norman, OK celebrating my best friends graduation so I guess you can say it was meant to be:)

My choice to go back to school was not an easy one at all but I had a dream of working for a big company in hopes of one day reaching an executive level. After doing tons of research and mapping out how I thought I could reach these goals I came to the hard conclusion that this was the best route for me. I by no means think that I am the smartest person in the room because school is actually a huge weakness of mine but a weakness is something I wont let defy me.

I am a big believer in making your own way in this world (with help from friends & family of course!) and continuously challenging or putting yourself outside your comfort zone gives you the ability to reach those goals/dreams.Starting this blog was a big part of me getting outside my comfort zone and trying something new. This blog was started in hopes of traveling more and sharing those experiences while exploring my more creative side hence the title of my blog:) After realizing I didn’t travel enough to have consistent posts, I moved into something I have always had a passion for, fashion, and decided to put myself out there as a fashion blogger.

While I understand that not everyone wants to start a blog or go back to school, I want to challenge each of you to find a passion in something and let that passion drive you to succeed. It’s really easy to get comfortable and accept things around us as it being what it is. There are so many opportunities out there and with a little bit of faith and a huge amount of motivation, those opportunities can be one of yours. Sometimes it doesn’t have to be a massive life change but it can be something small that eventually snow balls into a dream or goal you never thought possible.

I honestly could not tell you where I will be a full year from now but what I do know is that taking this step outside of my comfort zone can only help me achieve what I want in life. I know this isn’t your typical “fashion blogger” post but I hope that through this you can find your own motivation/passion:) Hope everyone has a really great rest of the week!

“Good things come to those who wait. Great things come to those who go out and get them”




  1. You are gorgeous! I love this classic b+w look!

  2. You are so gorgeous inside and out Hannah! I loved reading this post and am so proud of you for going back to school! It is so much to think about but I am sure it will be so so worth it!

  3. What an adorable dress, such a blogger babe!

  4. Such a cute look girly and such an exciting event life moment!!

  5. ashleyharg says:

    Congrats on your big next step! That is so exciting! And I’m loving this chic look!!

  6. what a beautiful silhouette on you!!

  7. Loving this feminine dress on you lady!

  8. such a beautiful post!
    i love this classic dress on you, so pretty!

  9. I’m in love with the classic look! You have such a beautiful wardrobe and collection of accessories – I stumbled upon your Instagram the other day and loved your sense of style!

    xx, @stylesouffle

  10. medicinemanicures says:

    Congrats on going back to school, that’s awesome! I’m a PA and also have my Master’s and I think it’s great to see some bloggers out there who also have other careers as well!

    xo, Kristina

  11. Congratulations on your next chapter! Getting your master’s is such a great career choice!

    Birdie Shoots

  12. Hi Hannah, congratulations! And such a cute outfit 🙂

  13. That’s SO exciting! Congrats on going back to school! Lovelovelove this outfit. 🙂

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