Life After College

by Meredith Winnett

Today’s post is just going to be a quick update on where I am right now.

This new post-college life is still very strange to me. It’s still a little surreal that I graduated from college and I’m not going back to school in the fall. Like I said in my last post, I’ve been in school for 16 years. What is a summer without back to school shopping? Or without saving every penny you make in the summer to spend over the course of the school year?

At this point, I’m not sure which is more exhausting: applying to jobs or people asking me what I’m doing now that I graduated. Currently, I have about 25 tabs open on my browser of places I have to apply tomorrow. I tweeted earlier that my cover letters are less selling my skills and more begging for a job so I don’t have to write ANOTHER cover letter. On the other hand, every time I see someone I haven’t seen since graduation, they ask me what the next step is. My story now is apply for jobs until someone wants me and if no one does I’ll run away to Vietnam forever.

To take my mind off my current unemployment status, I’ve been gardening. I love getting the dirt under my nails and seeing the things I plant grow. I actually dug a new flower garden in the front of my house because the vegetable garden is full. So I have a few small trees in the backyard I want to move up front, then flowers and weeds and vegetables to tend to. Needless to say I’ll be busy this summer.

Since I’ll be so busy, I’ll only be blogging once a week this summer. This will give me enough time to actually think of topics when I have a minute or two.

Enjoy your week 🙂

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