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The Hunt Begins!

Well, it is that time in my life. I am going to be ending this chapter of my life and starting a new one in May. Graduation is just around the corner; I am about to enter my final semester of college.

I am excited and nervous all at the same time. I can’t even begin to explain the immense feelings I have about this whole situation. So what else can I do to sort out my thoughts but to blog about it.

So here we go!

These are some of the things that I have had to start thinking about as May slowly creeps up on me.

  • Where do I want to be located after college?

Well, that is easy to list a billion places, but that is just where the fun begins. I am looking into the following areas: Australia, Nashville/Murfreesboro Tennessee, Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota, Des Moines Iowa, Seattle Washington, and Spirit Lake Iowa.

  • Do I apply for just small companies or take a leap and apply for big companies as well?

My professor told me today that I should start out working for a smaller company so that way I can build a thicker skin to clients. I don’t necessarily think she is saying I can’t handle the criticism, because I do so very well, but I think she is saying that it is a different ball game when it comes to being out of school and working for actual clients.

So, end all do all, I am going to apply for both, not because I am going against what she is saying, but when I get turned down for a position at a bigger company that then puts me in the position to ask them why they turned me down, what I can do to better myself and my work for a company like them, and any other kind of criticisms I can get from them.

  • Finally, the last and slightly bigger concern is about my home life. This isn’t really a question but more of a couple big things to take care of: apartments, bills, life, and a dog.

I know that I will be getting an apartment where ever I go, obviously, because they aren’t gonna let me sleep on my desk at work! So that is more of a concern as to “how am I going to be able to afford this, where am I going to live, etc.” Along with that comes the dog thing. I am going to be officially and realistically out on my own for the first time. Yes, I have lived on a college campus, and yes I have had numerous roommates, but this is more of a reality to me now.

Even though I have been in college and have lived away from both of my parents for almost four years this will be the first time I will have electric, gas, heating, etc bills and will have to 100% support myself.

I am not sure if I really want to get a place with someone I don’t really know, but at the same time I don’t think it is a good idea for me to be living alone. So my big solution to this is to get a place that allows small animals and get a dog. The dog will be my way of being alone, but not “alone.”

I am aware that is another big step in my life, but right now I don’t think having a boyfriend or a roommate is appropriate for this big of a change. Although, things do change a lot in a short amount of time so who knows. Maybe by May I will have a whole different perspective on life.

Finally, I am able to sit and not worry about this stuff too much. I have so many people telling me that whoever hires me will be lucky to have me, and I agree, but I am still just a young pup going out into the world.

So, until next time wonderful Interweb, I bid you a wonderful day!


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