Liar Liar…

…Pants on Fire!! That’s what I have to say to all those people who say the last semester of college is great and you’re going to have so much fun!!

The truth behind your last semester of college is that it is as stressful if not more stressful than your first. This is because there is this big UNKNOWN of what is to come after graduation. The last semester is full of trying to get through classes you are no longer interested in (senioritis) and applying for jobs so you can enter the big, scary REAL WORLD!! Now don’t get me wrong, I am excited to become apart of this big, scary real world, just the path to get there is quite daunting and exhausting.

Today’s post will help give some clarity to all those who are asking daily as to what my path to entering that big scary place is…

Long Term Goal: 

Get a real, big girl job in a career that I am passionate about. Now I am sure many of you are laughing at that sentences and thinking “ha!…good luck.” and I can’t say I blame you. I have defiantly realized that it is much easier said than done but I am determined to find it. On that note, if any of you have experience in finding that “perfect” career, I am all ears and would love some advice. All I do know is that I want a career where I am up and moving in a fast paced environment and helping others. The two areas that (I think) interest me most are nursing and corporate wellness.

Where I am now: 

Currently I am doing all that I can to pass genetics (send prayers my way please…Final is the 9th). This is one of my last three classes that I need to graduate. Beyond getting through school I am applying for nearly every health/wellness job in Raleigh and Charlotte.

At this moment I have two part time job interviews lined up in Charlotte. One is as a Personal Trainer at a YMCA (12/11) and the other is as a Group Fitness Instructor at LA Fitness (12/5). Aside from those two positions, I have Personal Training applications in at another Y and LA Fitness in Charlotte and at a Life Time Fitness in Raleigh. I have also applied for several “Wellness” positions within Rex Healthcare and Healthtrax in Raleigh. In addition to both of those I have applied to two temporary (1year positions) at the Interfaith Food Shuttle in Raleigh. Both of these positions are nutrition education coordinator positions.

I have to admit, I never thought I would be applying for part time / temporary positions coming out of college, but like everyone says, your first job isn’t usually the perfect job or your last job. Wish me luck and send lots of prayers as I have a lot coming in these next couple weeks!

Since this post was a little on the stressful side and totally off from the Holiday Cheer that is going around I thought everyone could use a good laugh to end their night….

This is my boyfriend and I at the annual Christmas party dressed exactly the same, both of us in his clothes!!  He had convinced me that everyone wore tacky sweaters and it would be funny (I had never been to the party before) but turns out he lied…everyone else was dressed super cute and sexy! It was a night that couldn’t end fast enough for me but is funny to look back on now 😉

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