I hate job searching.

I mean, I guess you could call me one of the lucky ones. Scratch that, actually. I am¬†one of the lucky ones. I’ve had the same part time job for close to eight years now, minus the two months they laid off over 200 people in one store because we weren’t making enough money. Lucky for me (again, that word ‘luck’) the former store manager called me up to work in the store the next town over. I’ve been working since I was fifteen. I find it hard to believe that there are college students who have never held a job, even after they’ve graduated. But…it’s true. I would say these are the same graduates who have no job currently in this economy, but let’s face it: no one has a job.

The only good grace that comes from graduating college is that I don’t have to apply for student loans again. I have that blissful six month grace period to wait until I start paying loans, but I’m no procrastinator. I’m in the process of buying a used car under $6,000 (and, believe it or not, there are some great finds out there), but I’m still saving 75% of my weekly check to go towards my school loans. Consolidation is key on this point and I’m forever grateful that all public loans are being bought up by the Department of Education, which allows for an easier process and lower overall interest rate. My private loans are another matter completely. I have to call them, schedule a time to consolidate, then go over every little piece of paper with their name on it to stamp down a correct interest rate. Biggest headache ever.

But I can live with that, right now. What I can’t live with is being stuck in a part-time job. Let me just tell you all a few things that I did while in college: I was an active member of my sorority, held three positions the last semester in my chapter, held two senior positions in two other activities, co-produced & hosted a radio show, and produced a sports talk show on television. And I thought it wasn’t enough.

I thrive off being busy. I love it. So the part-time job thing is killing me. I’ve been clearing out stuff in my parent’s house like a mad woman, cleaning & doing laundry for the entire household (except my three brothers, they’re on their own), and crafting Christmas & birthday gifts…yes, it’s January but who doesn’t love getting an…eleven month head start?

But I’ve been applying to full time jobs like crazy. I have no reservations about working for anyone. I just want to get out of the hairnet and into the work force. I want the full time job, so that I have something to do and that something is something I love. Because I love everything I did in college. I want to do it again. My goal is to have a job by March. I think that specific goal is fair enough, given the success of fellow sisters & friends. Everyone who has a job has gotten said job within a couple months. It would be great to pick up the phone tomorrow for an interview, but I won’t get my hopes up.

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So, what exactly, is this blog about then? It’s about everything; from that huge job search to weight loss to organization to crafting. I have more than enough things to talk about, rant about, & blog about. So I hope to keep you all entertained, maybe inspire one or two of you, and to (in general) help with basic life things. I may only be a ‘college grad’ but I have a lot to teach people and a lot to learn.

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