Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cherry Red in Over Her Head

Go to college and get Civil Engineering Degree--check
Find job--check
Find a reasonably priced, safely located, and cozy apartment--check
Say good bye to college town--check
Move 5hrs from hometown/wonderful family/friends--check
Start new job--check
Figure out how to live and enjoy this new stage of life--STAY TUNED

I used to be dying to get done with college. Granted, my major of choice was challenging and I still feel like my state school is going to call up and tell me I'm not really graduated but... so far... my degree and commemorative tassel say otherwise.

However, now I miss it. I miss the naps between classes. The never ending socializing, the roommates, the mom/dad rent fund, and that "college student" lifestyle that millions of people across the planet pay an arm and a leg to experience.

I am one of the lucky ones. Finding a job before you graduate is rare now days--even for bright engineers. I was just extremely blessed! And don't get me wrong. I like my job. But it is a whole-heck-of-a-lot less glamorous than I imagined it. But I suppose that's real life :)

And there lies the problem. I feel like I'm not quiet living the life I've dreamed of for almost 5 years...

So this blog is to chronicle my journey from naive college student and small town girl to a suburb residing single, independent young woman living the life God has set before and learning to live it with JOY!!!!