I’m sitting here watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding, thinking about Chicago and my family back home, but also thinking about all of the exciting changes ahead. While reflecting on this weekend, I thought about Oregon’s win this weekend against Portland State, but also my own personal wins. That being said, the title of this post seems only fitting 🙂
To kick off our weekend, Ian and I went to a U of O football game. While driving down to Eugene, it suddenly hit me that I had never been to a collegiate football game. Just over a year ago, I graduated from college, and here I am.. one year later, going to my very first game.
As we approached Autzen Stadium, I couldn’t help but notice green flooding the streets. EVERYONE WAS WEARING GREEN AND YELLOW. Even the cars had green and yellow all over them! It was crazy! There was so much school spirit everywhere I looked.
I couldn’t help but feel a little bummed out that my college never had this much spirit. I think it would have been really cool to be a part of such a festive community. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t go to a large school.
Me, being the cheapy I am, refused to pay for parking nearby.. so we had a nice walk to Autzen Stadium. Ian was very happy 🙂
All of our walking worked up an appetite, so we made sure to stop and grab a good ol’ hot dog before finding out seats 😛
Ian won our tickets from his company’s raffle – which not only happened to be tickets, but club tickets. With club tickets, we were able to access the club floor which consisted of more food, beer, and U of O merchandise – it was so much fun going up there during half-time 🙂
The game itself was an absolute blast. Everyone there was excited to be there and ready to show their school spirit. The marketing team played tributes to teams of the past – which made me think a lot about Ian’s dad, who played for U of O back in the day.
All of the training videos shown on the main screen also brought me back to my college days – training early in the mornings and night – all of the hard-work that went into getting stronger and faster as a team. It made me miss being on a team a little. While I definitely do not miss having rowing taking up most of my life and the early mornings, I do miss competing.
The U of O won against Portland State 95 – 84, which was exciting for me – my first collegiate game ended in a victory, as I am now a Ducks fan.
Another win for this weekend? I managed to remember to take photos of the two of us 🙂
Touchdown! Apartment Edition
If you have been following along, you may already know that Ian and I have been apartment hunting for the past few weeks. To our disappointment, all of the apartments we have toured have been lofts/open concept layouts, which is not what we are looking for. Who knew having a bedroom door could be such a rarity??
Well, we finally found the perfect apartment. It’s location, layout, and design were everything we wanted. No more commuting 2 hours a day in Portland traffic!
With our lease ending in one month, we gave our 30 day notice and applied for our new apartment. We have already been approved and I am so excited to move in!
More Life Changes
I mentioned a few posts back that I had some exciting news but wanted to wait to share that news with you all. Well, now that I can share the news – I am starting a new job next Monday. For the sake of privacy, I will not share where I will be working on here, but I have been working towards breaking into this role for just about a year now.
I know it sounds super cheesy and a little cliche when people write that they want to thank their friends and family for their support – but I truly am thankful for all of the support I have received throughout this process. I definitely could not have made this career change without Ian’s encouragement and my mom’s wisdom. You two are amazing.
All that being said, there are a lot of exciting things happening right now. Change is exciting, but also a little overwhelming at times – so I am sure that these next few weeks will be a mix of the happiness and also stress from these new beginnings.
What did you do this weekend?
Have you ever been to a collegiate football game?