The title of this post is super relatable, right? I mean c’mon, being an adult is not as glamorous as it seemed when we were younger! I imagined at this age I would be married, traveling, living on my own and having a bunch of money to do what I wanted to do, when I wanted to do it. But in reality, that’s not the case at all. I thought I would give you guys a little glimpse into my life, including what I’ve been up to since I graduated college two years ago, and what a normal day looks like for me!
If you have read my ‘about’ page, then you know that I graduated from TCU in Fort Worth, Texas a little over two years ago. Going into college, I had absolutely no clue what I wanted to do with my life, and six years later, I still have no clue. I went to a community college for a year and a half before transferring to TCU, and I then decided to major in public relations and advertising. A lot of my classes had a writing emphasis, which I had no clue about (shows how much I researched this major), and none of my classes really interested me at all. The only classes that did keep me awake the entire time were my sociology minor courses, as well as a few of my criminal justice elective classes. I didn’t have a clue what else to major in, so I stuck with it, and after two and a half years, I graduated from TCU with my BS in strategic communication and a minor in sociology.
After I graduated, I came back home to Southern California to live at home with my parents, because of how high my student loan monthly payments were going to be. I knew exactly what I would be getting myself into (student loan-wise) when I decided to go to TCU. Even though it was a private school with an extremely expensive yearly tuition, I decided nothing was going to stop me from going to my dream school, and that I’d deal with the student loans once I graduated. I honestly never expected time to fly by so quickly. But honestly, even if I ended up going to a cheaper college, I would have come home and lived with my parents for a while anyway because of how expensive rent is in Orange County.
About a month after I graduated, I got a job in Newport Beach working for a health website doing email marketing. I wasn’t entirely sure what I would be doing, but I was stoked on getting hired so quickly! I was in that position for a little over a year, until I got promoted to a position on the advertising operations team, helping place ads on our website. Around this time is when I decided to start my blog, to give myself something fun to do during the week on my lunch breaks and after work. It really was the best decision! Sometimes all you need is a little hobby to help get you through your work week!
About six months after that, I ended up having my position changed again, but still working in the same department. It’s been almost two and a half years there, and while I love the people I work with, and love the steady income (that helps me pay my loans), I have realized that I am not very passionate about what I’m doing. I mean truthfully, not a lot of people do like their jobs, but I can’t see myself doing something I don’t enjoy for a long period of time. So I’m not entirely sure what my next move is, but when I figure it out, I’ll let y’all know 😉
As of right now, my day-to-day life is pretty repetitive and boring haha. I get up and go to work all day, come home eat dinner, blog a bit, catch up on some of my favorite TV shows, and hit the hay. So fun right? 😉 Nah. I do try to make it a point to plan little trips every few months to give myself something to look forward to. I have definitely found that it helps get me through the week. If any of you have any tips for spicing up your week, please leave it in the comments below. Your girl needs some help 🙂 So right now, at 24, I’m giving myself maybe another two to three years to live at home, pay as much of my student loans as possible, and then making the move to get out on my own. I definitely would love to move out of the state entirely. I love California, but it’s way too expensive, and I’m the type that needs a change every once in a while. I get too bored being in the same place for too long.
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In conclusion to this post, that ended up being longer that I had planned, adulting kind of sucks, and it’s definitely not all fun and games all the time. But, I think it’s important to remember that even if we aren’t at the job we want to be at, or at the place in our lives that we want to be at, we need to make sure we make time for the things that do make us happy. We need to remember that life is short, and to make the most of the time we do have, doing the things that we do love.
Well that’s a little bit more about me, I hope you enjoyed reading!
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