As I get older and learn more about myself, I've come to realize that I'm a procrastinator with a gift for doing things last minute. But when I saw that Bailey over at Brave Love Blog was doing the Blog-tember challenge again, I couldn't not participate. I first stumbled upon Bailey's blog last September and through the blog-tember challenge, I was introduced to so many other like minded women.
Won't you join us in this month of fun and thought provoking blogging prompts?
// Day 1 // Introduce yourself however you like!
For those of you who are just joining, I'm Marissa! I live in Augusta, GA where I work as a director for a local news station. I'll watch almost any movie once, I'm always looking for new jams and adventure books are my favorite.
I love the south but my heart lies in Colorado.
I believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior
I believe in good coffee... although I'm trying to cut back on it
I believe a day spent away from social media is a day well spent
I believe in big dreams
I believe in running
And I do believe that this month with be a great one to connect with other bloggers!
Thanks for reading, can't wait to see what this month brings!
Things I wish I'd known when I graduated college:
It's hard to believe it's been a little over three years since I graduated college! The time really does fly, and as I sit reflecting on how much has changed in these three years, there are a lot of things that I wish I'd known right out of college. And given the fact that there are now thousands of college grads on the loose, I thought I'd share some of those things with y'all -- in hopes of sparing y'all some of the lessons I had to learn the hard way.
- you may not get your dream job right away... and you'll be okay
- the job you end up with may not be what you want to do at all!
- but there are things to be learned from every experience
- your salary may not be all that you hoped for
- before you accept an job with an hourly pay, calculate how much that will total out annually.
- you don't have to say yes to the first job you're offered
- you can go anywhere you want! (in most cases)
- your friendships will look totally different now
- making new friends may be difficult, but just give it time
- yes! budgets are important. you need to make one and stick to it
All in all, these last three years have been a whirlwind of emotions -- high hopes met with difficult realities, new experiences and the discovery of God's goodness in the midst of darkness.
I'm hoping that your transitional times are a lot smoother than mine were.
Anyone else have any wisdom they want to share about post-grad life?
I recently moved and in the time leading up to moving day, it felt like I had an endless list of things to get done. And in an effort to help some else's move go a little smoother, I thought I'd share a few things you want to make sure you do when preparing to move.
If you're moving withing the same county, you can have your electric/gas/water transferred to your new home for a fraction of the cost of starting a new account.
And don't be afraid to resort to bribery. I invited people over for a pizza party after the hard work was done!
What are some of the things y'all have learned from moving?
twenty-something, daughter, sister, friend, follower of Christ, lover of all things media. welcome to the journey girl trying to find her place