I told myself that when I had my last day of work, I would start a blog.
I’ve had blogs in the past. Back in middle school and through the beginning of high school, I used a site that was popular back then: DiaryLand.
I then made the move to Blogger, where I wrote about my exciting life as a college sophomore. I continued with this blog until my junior year, when I began dating my current boyfriend. I then had another blog when I studied abroad in London, and another one last summer when I had to have one for my social media course. Which leads me to now.
I have chosen to make a permanent move to WordPress, and what I choose to write about will be completely different this time.
I have spent the last 18 years in school. First there was elementary, then middle, followed by high school. Add on four years of college at a small, private university in Massachusetts and another year for my Masters at said university, and we have jumped ahead to today.
Last week I finished my graduate courses. Then I went to Disney World.
But seriously…I did go to Disney. It was wonderful. Another post for another day, perhaps.
Then I came back and worked one last week at–hopefully–the last menial job of my life. The last job that does not relate to what I have spent so much time studying and preparing for.
I assumed that by the time I left this job, I would have one lined up. I would be leaving one job and going to another, and I would be thrilled at the possibilities ahead of me.
And while I’m still thrilled about all of the opportunities ahead of me, I don’t have another job right now. And honestly, I’m kind of nervous. And scared. But also, excited.
So I’ve had a bunch of blogs before. And I’ve spent a lot of my life leading to this one big moment. Graduation is May 22.
What will this blog be? What I would like is to use this as a tool. A way for me to keep track of myself. For the first time since I was 16 (the age I could legally work in Connecticut), I am unemployed. It’s scary.
But, it also gives me a lot of time to focus on me and what I want. I want to find a job that I love. I want to enjoy my free time, and spend it with friends I haven’t seen in far too long. I want to spend time with my boyfriend, who I have only seen once every week or two for almost the past year (since he lives in Connecticut and I’ve been finishing school/working full-time in Massachusetts). I want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But mostly, I want to be happy. If there is a time to be unemployed, it’s right now.
Because really, who wants to be unemployed in New England in the winter?