A New Life

This week has been one of the biggest weeks of my life.

Yes, Justin and I decided to part ways, but that was a decision we made between the two of us, and I think it can stay there.  The general sentiment is that it was all for the best and we wish each other the greatest things in life.

I also started my internship at the Joyce, working specifically on their annual gala.  But again, those are details I shouldn't be sharing with the whole wide world.  Just know that it is probably the best opportunity possible for me right now, and with only two days under my belt, I'm learning more than I could have imagined possible.

While I don't want to spend time on the details of these two events, it's clearly been a big week for me.  And if you know me at all, I don't take events like these lightly.  I use times of huge change as opportunities for self-reflection.  And what have I learned this week?  I'm already becoming a completely different Madysen.  Interning is forcing me to be more outgoing and embrace the fact that I'm slowly but surely becoming an adult.  Because to be honest with myself, deciding to get married was not a sign of growing up.  I feel like I'm gaining my footing in the real world; like I might have a chance to make something of myself in this amazing field of arts management and administration.  

And being single for the first time in, basically, my entire life?  Well it's already teaching me to care less about what other people want from me, and focus on how I want to be.  My values and hopes for life are already changing as I acknowledge what I want out of life.  I feel like a purer form of myself, more genuine with everyone I meet and especially more genuine with myself.

This week has marked the end of an era and the beginning of a new me.  I would never give up the past for anything, but I cannot believe how excited I am for the future.  I am blessed with an unbelievable support system of friends who care so much about me and I them.  

But as a result of this new Madysen, I'm going to try to write more.  I may be busier in life, but these experiences of my new life are ones I'll always want to remember, and ones I'm certain others can relate to.  

I'll also try to make this blog a little less strictly about me.  But that starts with the next post.

And so the journey continues.


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I'm Madysen, born and raised in Nebraska but now living out my dreams in New York City. I moved here to go to Columbia, but living in New York has become so much more to me. This blog is a space where I can share my experiences of reconciling my midwestern upbringing with the life I live in the city. But even bigger than that, this blog serves as a space where I can try to understand where I fit into the larger social world, where I want to go in life, and how I want to go about pursuing all of these endeavors.

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