Thoughts

Wow. It has been almost two full months since I’ve posted on here.

A lot can change in two months.

I’ve transitioned from being a recent college grad who thought they would never find a job to someone who has not one but two really fulfilling jobs.

What I’m trying to learn now is how to compartmentalize work and “life” and how to achieve the perfect work-life balance.

I think that it is something that takes time and practice.

So far I’ve decided that one date night on the weekend is completely necessary. I feel like we’ve morphed into two people who sleep in the same bed but never have time to enjoy each others company.

I’m still trying to figure out how to plan and make dinner each night of the week. I think I’m going to implement a weekly menu soon and try to do all of my grocery shopping and some meal prepping on Sunday.

For example, if I’m making spaghetti with meat sauce or tacos I can brown two pounds of ground beef and freeze them in separate bags. That way when I come home from work I can defrost those in the microwave and put them right into what I plan to make.

I also need to determine what day is the best for laundry. Do you do laundry on Wednesday so you can fold and put away a little bit each night or do you add that to your weekend to do list when all you want to do is lounge around?

On the same topic as date night –- I want to plan at least one adventure every few weekends. We could go to a wine tasting or explore one of the amazing towns we live so close to.

I want to be the type of person that enjoys my weekends and spends any free time that I have doing things I enjoy.

I would like to get back into the habit of making crafts and I think that will be easy with Easter right around the corner. Baking unique things for holidays is one of my favorite things to do.

I don’t know if these thoughts will be helpful to anyone else. But my hope is that I can make you feel a little bit better about the fact that you haven’t cooked dinner in a week because you would rather just go to sleep.

 

Post Grad.

A few days ago I graduated from college with a four year degree.

What I didn’t consider this year is what I planned to do once I graduated.

So far I’ve had three days to do whatever I want —  the week of Christmas — and I’m already finding myself bored.

Last week I had a job interview but ultimately decided that the company was not a good fit for me. I’m entering 2016 with no idea what I am going to do to make money.

I’m currently enrolled at my community college to begin a new degree in a completely different field. However, having completed one degree already it is difficult to get the scholarships I need to continue my education.

I’m not sure what my next step is. Do I drop those classes because I do not have money to pay for them? Do I start a part time retail job? Should I look for any office job just so that I’m working and making money?

My ultimate goal right now is to move out of my house. I feel that once I’ve accomplished that I will be able to think more clearly about what I want to do with my life.

That’s the scariest thought I’ve had post grad…right now I can do anything that I want. I have a degree from a highly accredited business school and I can work in whatever field I choose.

Throughout the last three and a half years I was in such a hurry to finish school that I never stopped to think about what kind of career I want to pursue.

If I could rewind 2015 I would have tried harder to figure out what it is I want to do with my life.