It has been a little over a month since I graduated from college– in fact, it has been 37 days, and they have flown by. Right away I started to babysit, and I went back to my first internship to help out every chance I could as a paid assistant. Unfortunately, my lease was up last week and I was forced to move back upstate. In two weeks, I will be boarding a plane to Rome and visiting Europe for the first time. At first I was hesitant to accept the chaperone position to Italy and Greece, but then I said to myself, “If I do not go now when I have the chance, will I ever actually go?” I think this is one of the smartest decisions I ever made, because I know when I arrive home I will be ready to start my job search. If I declined the offer, I know I would kick myself later on and resent my decision. Not to say I have not been thinking about jobs. I am constantly checking LinkedIn, looking at companies I am interested in, keeping in touch with all my connections and attempting to create an online portfolio with some of my work. Just because I am not working just yet does not make me lazy, if anything, it puts me at an advantage because I know my heart and mind will be ready to enter the real world by fall.
I cannot wait to post pictures of Rome, Pompeii, Athens, Mykonos and all of the other Greek islands I am so fortunate to visit.
I will leave you with this quote that really hits home right now. I love its simplicity.