Morning Mountains

a lifestyle blog by Grace Sawford


Hi guys! I'm finally back from the busiest time of my life due to my final exam. I am officially graduated since two days and I couldn't be happier. Getting up early for class, going to bed late after assignments, stressed by exams, and now all my effort and determination has paid off.. I did it! I can't believe what once a dream was became reality.

This too shall pass.
Six years ago I could barely speak German and in the first two of them I just basically communicated with my man in English. Now I couldn't imagine myself talk in English with him! Haha. How crazy is it?! And this year I have achieved something worth celebrating. It still feels so unreal and takes time to reflect on what I've done and relish in my accomplishment. The past years were not easy for me since I was kind of in a whole new situation and I needed to learn everything by myself. New culture, new language, new way of thinking.. it was indeed a culture shock! And when I look back at my past self, I am very proud of myself and my growth that I'd make it this far. Lucky me I got so many helps along the way, especially from my man and I couldn't thank him enough! I literally had to double study everything and he has been the best support system I could ever ask for and I'm grateful for him. Graduating is certainly a milestone but I am aware that life is the biggest learning experience of them all! 

There will surely be many even bigger challenges and opportunities and I am excited for what life has in store for me next. Since I am now in the space in-between my old life ending and my new one starting, I'll just enjoy life and relax after my long years of stress in school because it's time to relish and breathe it in. I'll be right here savoring how grateful I am as one door opens and another one closes. If you notice it, I got a new haircut for a little celebration because I've never had such a short hair before and I already love it! Here's to an exciting new future and all the happiness that comes with it.

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. (Harriet Beecher Stowe)

Until then.


Congratulations on graduation! I does sound like you have had amazing experiences and accomplishments in recent years. I hope you have many more!
Oh congratulations on reaching so many goals! Not just graduating but moving to a new country, mastering the language. Very cool!

Allie of
you look stunning! that dress is super cute!
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Emmylou said…
Congrats! Graduation is always such a great milestone, no matter what you are graduating from:) And love your white dress.
thank you, Miss Val! x
have a lovely day!
thank you so much, Allie! x
have a fab day!
yes it's my favorite!! I just love it x
have a wonderful day!
thank you, Emmylou! x
have a nice day!
Rach said…
Congratulations on graduating!! And wow I am impressed about your speaking English journey. That's amazing girl!
thank you so much, Rach! that's so nice of you. x
have a fab day!
FashionRadi said…
Big Congrats on graduating!
Love your dress!
Congratulations on finishing exams and graduating. Wishing you all the best for what comes next.

» Joha said…
Love this look, Great post!
I'm following you! X.
Jamila said…
Wow! How do you feel now that you have graduated and are ready to get out there into the workforce? It must feel pretty surreal but I do wish you all the best for your next steps. Keep dreaming and doing! -
Congratulations on your graduation! Milestone achievements like this definitely should be celebrated. Your haircut looks fabulous!
thank you so much! x
have a lovely day
thank you, dear Sonia! x
have a great day!
thank you so much, Joha! Glad you like it! x
have a fab day!
thank you so much, Jamila! I feel so ready and excited about all new things that are coming my way. x
have a wonderful day!
thank you so much, dear Rowena! Glad you like the new haircut x
have a nice day!
Shannon Jenkins said…
How stunning is that dress?! Also your hair looks amazing!

<3 Shannon 
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Awww, congratulations to you! You look gorgeous and very classic in your dress <3
Such a flawless look, babe! You never cease to amaze me!
Happy Monday, babe!
xoxo, Vanessa
Gabrielle said…
Congratulations on graduating, I hope you're having a wonderful time celebrating! Your look here is to die for here by the way; so chic and timeless! x
thank you, Shannon! x
have a lovely day!
thank you so much! x
have a wonderful day!
thank you, dear Vanessa! glad you like it! x
have a great day!
thank you so much, Gabrielle! I had indeed a great time celebrating! x
have a nice day!
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