As of May 5th, I am a college graduate. The day was very bittersweet as I said goodbye to my best friends and homework and headed off to Columbus to move into my boyfriend’s and my new apartment. I was so excited to start a new chapter of my life.
Life in Columbus has been great and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve never lived in a huge city before, so I am constantly finding new and exciting things to do. We have lived here for a little over a month now and we haven’t even discovered a fourth of the city yet. Yes, Columbus is a big city and always running a million miles a minute, but there are peaceful places to get away from the rush of the day. A nice jog down Scioto River Trail is a great way to free your mind and get away. Also, the Columbus Commons is only a couple blocks away from our apartment, which hosts free fitness classes and great concerts on the weekends. Jury Room, Tip Top, and Milestone 229 are a few of our favorite restaurants we like to treat ourselves to after a long week.
However, not everything since graduation has been peachy keen. Job hunting has been the most stressful thing I’ve ever had to deal with. The amount of jobs I applied for is ridiculous. I would have accepted anything as a job at one point.
“Would you like to apply to be a be a garbage man?” “Why yes, yes I would.”
There were times where I just about had it, but I kept trying and hoping for something. Most people I’ve talked to mentioned that the way they found a job was through somebody they knew. It’s all about networking and knowing people. After letting those comments soak in, I realized they were right. Recently, I acquired an amazing job with Power Systems Research out of Minnesota. A stay at home job that lets me dig into my creative side… What could be better? I hit the jackpot and I have my mother to thank for that; She is one of PSR’s best employees.
Things are tough at times and I do miss my friends and family, but Columbus is a great city, my boyfriend is wonderful, and my life couldn’t be any more amazing. So overall, the switch from college student in a small town to working woman is a big city wasn’t that difficult at all. 🙂