As you can see, I’ve made good on my aspirations to write more…
It’s been exactly three months since graduation and, despite my freak outs over never getting a job and having to live with my parents for the rest of my 20s, things have turned out alright. The first two months of my summer consisted of a lot of down time. Wake up, work out, apply for jobs, watch Mad Men. Repeat. It wasn’t all that bad. I felt like I deserved a small break. But I was getting antsy and crabby by week three. Discouraged by week five. So I did what anyone does when they need a break from their every day life: I took a vacation!
Not a real vacation, just a trip out to Utah to see my sister, do some job interviews and check out the Salt Lake City scene. After a week, I decided that, if I didn’t get a job offer somewhere else in the next week, I was moving out to Utah. I’d been debating it for a long time and I finally decided I was just going to do it.
Thirty minutes after my plane touched down back in Minnesota, I got a call for an interview at a PR agency. No, The PR Agency. Not that it had always been my dream to work there or anything, but I knew the agency pretty well and it was always talked about at UW.
Oh, how funny fate is. Everyone had been telling me, “you will get something, just be patient.” I had given up on getting something, so Utah seemed like the best option. And I had accepted that. I was excited. It just goes to show that you can never really count on making plans at this point in your life.
I’ve been working for five weeks now, and I absolutely love it. This is the perfect first job experience and I am learning so much. It is an internship, so it’s not permanent But that just means I have some room to figure out exactly what type of career I want to be in.
Anyways, that’s the short update of the last three months. Blogging with resume! I plan to share some insights from my internship, adventures in my new city and any other fun things that happen within the next six months.
If anyone out there is doubting, or ever does doubt, that things are going to work out, just stop. I was one of those people. But it’s true what everyone says. If you are patient, work hard and never give up, you will get what you want.