It’s been a while, eh? I’m still alive, I promise!
Life as a post grad has been hectic to say the least. It’s not quite what I expected and is taking some time to get use to but so far so… good?
I think when I last left off I was smack dab in the middle of my job training. Well, five months into the job I can say with full fledged confidence that it’s….. not me. But you know what? I’ve learned a valuable lesson. Money isn’t everything.. at least for me. And that it’s okay to make mistakes. In the last five months I’ve realized that I want a job that is fulfilling in so many other ways than just financially. And so with that, I applied and interviewed for a job at my college. It’s literally my DREAM job. I’m on pins and needles waiting to hear back and should know something this week! Keep your fingers crossed.
That being said, I’ve gained so much life experience from my current job. I’ve somehow become even more of a people person… working at a bank will do that to you. I can count money faster than you can count to ten. I can point out creepers, crazies, and assholes from a mile away. I can tell you any kind of gossip you need to know. And best of all, I can bullshit with the best of them. So not a bad tradeoff, eh?
In other news, life living with my best friends is amazing. We’re all going through this transition together and I’m so thankful I have them to share my frustrations, moments of joy, heartbreak, and everything in between with. We’re all learning that hard life lesson that college is over. Partying every weekend is out of the question and.. *drumroll*… we’re getting old. Okay, maybe not old in the age sense but old in that we’re officially out of college and the four (okay, five) best years of our life our over. Dagger. But there’s so much to look forward to…. right?! (That’s what we keep telling ourselves anyway..)
Perhaps some of the biggest news? Remember way back when I said there may or may not have been a boy entering the picture? Well….. he’s definitely in it to stay for a while. I won’t mention a name or drop pictures but.. I’ll say this. He’s pretty fantastic. He makes me smile and keeps me sane and that’s all that matters, right? There will definitely be much more to come on this story.
Other than that, I can honestly say life is just… good. No matter what I think about my job, post grad life, paying bills, going to bed at 10PM, trading club nights for TV nights, and staying in on the weekend.. I honestly can’t complain. I live with my two best friends, have a wonderful loving family, a guy that I think is pretty amazing, Louisville beat UK, and so many memories to make.
Oh and a blog to start writing in again.
Boy have I missed this.
So, I promise I’ll get back to real posts as soon as I’m done with training. To be honest, my brain is fried from all of the info!
Until then, I’ll leave you with how I spent my day….. hiking to the top of Sharp Top mountain right off the Blue Ridge Parkway (one of the most scenic routes in the country) with one of my best friends.
It. Was. Perfect.
Happy Memorial Day everyone!
Happy Unofficial start of summer!
And now because I’m too lazy to write anything, I’ll leave you with my weekend… in pictures.
Well my friends, as of tomorrow, I’ll be starting my first “big girl” job ever!
How did this girl–a hard partying, sorority-loving, total college junkie–turn into a fortified member of the working class society?
As of 9AM tomorrow, I will be a full-time employee at one of the top banks in the country. Yeah, I’ll be starting out pretty low on the totem pole but as I’ve told everyone else, I’m really, REALLY looking forward to the challenge. More than I can even express in words.
My entire life, I’ve loved being the underdog. I’ve loved having to claw and fight for everything I’ve gotten. And this is no different. I’m going into this job with the mindset that I can do anything I set my mind to. Of course, at the same time I’m certainly nervous because let’s face it, I never really pictured myself working in a bank. What if I hate it? What if I get sucked into something that I can’t get out of? Or at least wait until it’s too late to get out of? I want a career, not a job.
I’m trying to remain cautiously optimistic about the whole thing. We’ll see what happens.
So, moving on.
How has my first week of post-grad life been so far?
Surprisingly boring. Very boring. I don’t know if you’re aware but during college, I was literally busy most days from 9AM-11PM. Seriously. Giving me an entire week off is not good for my sanity.
I GOT THE JOB!
At approximately 8:30 this morning I was contacted by Wells-Fargo and starting in two weeks, I will begin training to become a full-time bank teller.
Although I had a couple of other options out there, I decided that this was the best one for me at the moment.
Did I ever picture myself being a bank teller?
Now that you mention it, no.
But then again, did I ever picture myself being SAB president? Or on SGA? Or in a sorority?
After speaking with their HR team and going through my interview, I think it’s a very good fit for me. I’ll be totally honest, I want to stick around town for a couple of years to get my feet wet and then transfer to a place a bit more….. urban. And this is a great way to do that.
And let’s be totally honest–Wells-Fargo is a legit company. I have numerous opportunities to move up assuming I do a good job. I get full benefits, paid vacation, incentives, TUITION REIMBURSEMENT if I decide to get my MBA in something related to my job…. it’s just a very good fit for me.
So, now that it’s all said and done, my three best friends and I all have jobs coming out of college. Take that national statistics.
And what did I do this afternoon to celebrate?
Why go for a run of course. The first one in over a month. Ouch. But it was exactly what I wanted/needed.
Obviously someone already installed instagram on their iTouch.
But for now I’m off to go celebrate by watching Glee. And resting up for this weekend. It’s going to get a little crazy around here folks. Stay tuned.
Wow. So, it’s been a crazy, crazy, CRAZY week to say the least.
Don’t believe me? Let me give you a brief run down.
First of all, last Monday I was surprised by my parents with a …… NEW CAR!!!!!!
Yep, I’m now a proud owner of a 2011 Honda Civic coupe. Basically this car except add a spoiler and sunroof and a few other nifty features. I’m kind of in love to say the least. Although it’s been a bit of an adjustment going from a big Ford Explorer to this, after filling up the tank for $45, I quickly got over that.
Oh and I may or may not have already gotten a speeding ticket….. lame sauce. (My first one ever I might add… :/)
The reason for lack of updates and life on this blog? My computer sadly bit the dust. A shortage in the motherboard led to three fried chargers in ONE week. After getting a few consultations and realizing there was really nothing that could be done because my HP wasn’t under warranty any longer, it became evidently clear I was going to be forced to get a new computer. And finally today I did just that.
I’m currently writing to you from my brand new 15″ Macbook Pro!! And why I haven’t went Mac before now, I’ll never know. I’m in love! I’ve clearly got a LOT of learning to do (right clicking is still a mystery to me!). I can’t wait to sit down and figure it all out! (Got any tips???! I need them desperately!)
And while I’m on the subject of my Mac, is there any kind of program similar to Windows Live Writer for Mac?!?! I need it in my life stat!
Oh and I may or may not have also gotten a new ipod…. But only because my other one mysteriously disappeared. :/
But wait… there’s more.
I FINISHED MY UNDERGRAD CAREER! OFFICIALLY!
Final verdict? I kicked major, MAJOR ass. On Saturday May 14th, I will be graduating Magna Cum Laude with a 3.789 GPA. No big deal. It’s been a wild, crazy, hectic, stressful ride but I wouldn’t have it any other way. College has been everything I could ever imagine and more.
But that’s all I’ll say for now. I will be doing a big, giant college wrap up this week before I walk on Saturday. There will be lessons learned, favorite memories…. a huge recap of why if I could do it all over again, I would in a heartbeat.
Oh and before I leave you all…..
I might have a job.
I’ll find out tomorrow.
Keep your fingers crossed!
Until next time…