Girl’s Weekend

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has those weeks where NOTHING seems to go right, right? That’s how this past week was for me. It was rough, and I was miserable for them majority of it. I just felt like I was getting bad news after bad news and even if something good happened, it felt like the bad stuff overshadowed it.

On Friday, my mom drove up to San Antonio (which gave me some much needed mother-daughter time). Her primary reason for going up was to visit my grandparents (her dad and step-mom) since my grandpa’s health isn’t the greatest right now. I went with her to visit them and we had a really nice time talking and hanging out for a few hours. I forgot about the week’s sadness, but it got worse again on Friday evening when I realized the weekend had arrived and I basically had no plans. My mom had only gone up to SA for the day, so once she left it hit me–all of my friends in town (San Antonio) were busy or going out of town for the weekend. I would basically be spending the weekend alone, and that was not something I could handle emotionally.

I was talking to one of my best friends who lives in Dallas all day on Friday and I was talking about how down I felt. She suggested going up to visit her for the weekend for a girl’s weekend. So I decided to just do it. I wasn’t able to leave San Antonio until 9:30 p.m., so I didn’t arrive in Dallas until around 1:30 a.m. That didn’t matter though. My best friend and I got to hang out and catch up for a few hours and so far, the rest of the weekend has been exactly what I needed. I talked through some of the things I was frustrated about with her and it calmed me down a lot. She talked down my anxiety levels and convinced me to not worry and stress so much. I needed someone to ground me and she did it perfectly. We spent the weekend having fun and just catching up, since I hadn’t been up to visit in about a year.

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We went out on Saturday (because that’s what 22-year-olds do) and we had an absolute BLAST. I hadn’t had that much fun going out in a long time (despite the fact that we went home early). Both of us looked at each other around midnight and we realized we were ready to go home, so we got pizza, and went back to her apartment to watch some tv. We were in bed by 2 a.m., and if that’s not actual life goals, then I don’t know what is. (I love to have fun, but I really love to sleep). Since we were spending quality time together and were having so much fun, I took almost zero pictures from that night, but here’s a little shot from that night before we left her apartment.

Now that it’s Sunday, and the stresses from this past week are behind me now, I feel so much better about everything. I’m still stressing about not having a job yet, but I’m doing all I can to make that happen. This “Girl’s Weekend” has reminded me that I need to just step back from all the things that are driving me crazy every once in a while and just enjoy the little things, like quality time with a life-long friend. It’s amazing how therapeudic getting away from everything that’s stressing you out for a bit can be.

I had actually just sat down to job hunt some more, when my best friend suggested blogging about this weekend. I wasn’t sure what to write, but I figured it’d come to me as I wrote. (Spoiler alert: it totally did.) So yeah, friendly reminder to anyone who happens to read this: don’t underestimate the power of good company and a good time to help you get over all the stuff that’s driving you crazy and bringing you down.

xx -A

Job Hunting

img_5355As of about 5 minutes ago, I submitted my ONE HUNDREDTH job application. I started applying for jobs around 2 months before I graduated, thinking that would give me enough time to lock something down by the new year. Boy was I wrong. After 100 job applications, I have been emailed back maybe 10 times, and I have been brought in for 3 interviews.

I have a very strong resume.
I made excellent grades in school.
I worked for a year in an internship related to the career I wish to pursue.
I am friendly, smart, passionate, motivated, hardworking, positive, flexible, creative, and a great communicator.
I have my own website that is very well done that showcases a lot of the great work I did during college.
I was involved in clubs during college.
I have sent out hard copies of my resume to companies and family friends inquiring about jobs.
I have applied on job websites as well as directly through company websites.

I have don everything that “they” tell you to do in order to get a job, but alas, no job. What is this about? What more could I possibly do to get a job? I mean this is RIDICULOUS. I cannot be the only one who thinks this.¬†WHAT is the deal with this job market?! I moved to a bigger city because there would be more job opportunities, but how have I still come up completely blank?

Why is it so hard for someone who REALLY wants to work to find a full-time job? I’ve been in a bigger city for a little over a month and I’m basically going stir crazy. I can’t handle sitting around NOT making money anymore. I need rent money, I need something to do, I need to move forward in my life. I cannot do that while I am unemployed. (Obviously.)

Anyways, this is a short blog entry. I’m just sitting inside a coffee shop and am upset and frustrated and discouraged. I needed somewhere to vent, and what better place than my own personal blog that I’m pretty sure zero people currently read?

xx – A

 

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