Before I get started on my rant for today, I must take a minute to thank miss Ashley at This? Is Not the Life I Ordered for my gorgeous new header. She did an amazing job and I love her immensely for it! I love the twirly font and the colors and the design. It’s so beautiful! Thanks, Ashley!
If I’ve learned one thing about myself during these past two months it’s that I’m a planner. I hate not knowing. When I graduated in May I thought I would take a few weeks, but I was sure I’d find a job relatively easy. That obviously hasn’t happened. It’s been discouraging, but I understand the job market is horrible right now and I’m trying not to take it personally. I took a few months to job hunt without a real plan. I wasn’t sure if I’d be staying in New York or moving to Texas, or even somewhere new. The time of transition and so many unknowns stressed me out incredibly.
For about the past week I’ve slowly been leaning toward the idea of moving home… and it didn’t sound as unappealing.
Yesterday I booked my one-way plane ticket to Austin. I’m leaving on July 15th. That’s exactly two weeks from today. When I clicked that “Purchase” button it was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. I now have a plan. I have something tangible to work toward.
Last night I gathered three old boxes and filled them with books and shoes. I also filled four trash bags with clothes I am giving away. I’m hoping I will only have to ship about 5-7 boxes and when I get on that plane in two weeks I will have 3 suitcases with me. That means I have some major down-sizing to do.
It’s still stressful, but I am so happy to actually have a plan and a set date and something (packing) to occupy my time.
Hi, I’m Ashley and I’m a planner.