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May 2020

About 1998MISS

The End of a Season and The Start of Something New.

May 23, 2020

A New Season

Hi, it’s been a while, I hope you are doing well, I’m so delighted you decided to stop into my blog at 1998miss.com I am here to give a little update and to share about the closing of a season in my life. As of May 10th, 2020 I graduated from The University of The South in Sewanee, TN. I now have a Bachelors Degree in Psychology with distinction, a minor in Asian Studies with a Chinese language focus all while being a PRE-MED. I feel very proud of finishing my schooling at Sewanee and in a sense feel overwhelmed because it was in many ways the hardest season of my life. I went through so many challenges and adversity on that beautiful mountain. I went in a baby Christian and came out having a much deeper relationship with Jesus. He carried me through Sewanee. I am a stronger Alexa for all that I experienced and am still so happy I trusted God and went to school in TN. Since I first got there in 2016 so many of my prayers have come true. I was able to intern and work in China, Uganda, and see Dubai at Modest Fashion Week as a panelist and influencer. I made new friends, learned new languages and about new perspectives. I learned about people and the world around me-It is much bigger than the little farm town I grew up in. Most importantly I learned to trust Jesus and to be true to who I am. Everyone won’t always like you and I have learned that I must not let this get me down or consume me. The other greatest thing I gained through Sewanee was my true friends, Miranda, Zahnib, Mesgana, Mary, Pia, Daisy, Yadi, David, Andrew, Emerson, and Slice just to name a few. I am so thankful for these friendships. 

My future plans include moving home (Missouri) to work for a year while studying for the MCAT and taking physics to apply to medical school. I plan to become a doctor and attend school in the Midwest to be closer to home. I want to focus on rural medicine and Native American health to honor my tribe at the Cherokee Nation. I have not yet accepted a full-time position but have several interviews and have faith God is going to place me at the perfect job. There is one in particular that I feel very connected to and would love to work for. I have accepted a position teaching English online to Chinese students on the side. In the meantime I am also helping to renovate my parents recently purchased estate Herts-Magnolia and will be starting reno on the guest cottage where I will be living very soon! I am excited to be on the property but also to have my own space. I have big plans and the cottage is the absolute cutest. It is a blessing from Jesus and he deserves all the glory and honor. To follow our renovation updates follow me on Instagram at @1998miss This is the first I have shared about the little cottage because I wanted the blog readers to get the inside scoop first. Transitioning to this new season of preparing for medical school and looking for work+ COVID-19 has presented many challenges but God is always faithful. I hope you have been well in the midst of all of this. 

Also perhaps one of the most exciting updates is that I have now been in a relationship with my darling Matthew Viloria for over seven months. We have become best friends and I am forever in love. Much of the journey I mentioned above came with a lot of support from my boyfriend. He has been the greatest blessing of this last season. He came into my life at the most unexpected time and has stuck with me through all of my senior year. He has to lead me closer to Jesus, made me laugh, and has shown himself to be the answer to many prayers I have prayed. I am so blessed by the love of my life.

I am looking forward to what is to come and am excited to get into this next season. No doubt with Jesus, my family, and my boyfriend it will blessed. 

Look for another post soon. 

XOXO, 

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley