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A Change of Scenery.

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. 🙂

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One of my best friends and I after graduation.

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View from our apartment in downtown Columbus.

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View from the Scioto River Trail.

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Weekend fun at the Columbus Commons.

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