Well hello there. Happy New Year to you all!
It’s been a while. So sorry about that. Life has been happening all too fast, and I was focusing on finishing college, celebrating the holidays with my family and introducing a new addition into the family.
SO, here’s what’s been happening:
I turned 22. My birthday was on December 12th. I had a good day, went to work and left early to snuggle with my puppy. I had dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant, La Casa (for those of you in the Rochester area, go check it out if you haven’t) with my family.
I graduated college. Can I get a hallelujah?! It was a long three and a half years, but it’s finally over. Looking back on those years, I wish I didn’t wish them away so fast. I am now working nine hours a day Monday through Friday, chained to a desk, and absolutely miserable to be honest with you. Working at my current job I can honestly say is making me completely unhappy, and not being able to find a job that I’m interested in to pursue is stressing me out beyond belief.
I almost moved to New York City. Yup. Almost. So I was looking for jobs for in Rochester for a while. Slim pickin’s obviously. I decided to look in New York City since the job market there is so much better, and as I said in previous blogs, who wouldn’t want to live there. I went down to the City for three job interviews over the course of two days and ended up with two job offers, both from great companies that I just couldn’t pick between.
After much deliberation, I had my mind made up. Justin was going to an interview the following week that sounded very promising. I was over the moon with excitement. All of a sudden Justin and I were talking about all of the cons of moving away. As much as we’ve dreamed about getting out of this god forsaken city, we realized that it probably wasn’t the best move at this time for reasons such as affordability, and the main reason being family. I was in a solid bout of depression for about a week until…
My sister had a baby!!! What an incredible moment. I became an aunt on December 30th at 2:53 AM to a beautiful little lady named Madisyn Elizabeth. She is such a joy to be around, and brings so much happiness to my whole family. I couldn’t imagine not living in the same city as my niece and miss watching her grow up. This is when I realized that deciding not to move away was a blessing in disguise. On the contrary…
I’m miserable at my job and am struggling to find a new one. I spend most of my time on every job board you could possibly imagine. I am trying to figure out what the heck I want to do with my life but it’s just so difficult. I don’t even know what career path I want to take next… but I’m still looking and applying to everything that sounds interesting to me. What’s bothersome is that I am spending a ton of time interviewing with people that do not have positions open at their companies.
For example, the other day I had a great interview for a sales position with the branch manager of a company in Rochester. He said “Unfortunately, I do not have a position for you right now. I would hire you in a heartbeat if I did. You present yourself so well, you’re confident and professional. Do not stress, you will get hired.” As nice as that comment was, I left the building infuriated, because this is no the first time that has happened to me. It’s getting to the point where I’m just discouraged, and I’m never like that. I wish I could just write books.
Now that you’re up to speed on my life, I hope you all have a wonderful day. Live each day with a positive mindset that it’s going to be the best day ever. You control how your day/week/month turns out. Don’t give up on yourself, and stay true to who you are. (I’ve been trying to tell myself these things all the time lately so I wanted to spread the positivity)