• I realized today that it has been two years since I graduated university. Back then, nothing could have prepared me for the jolt of graduating with a B.A would give me. I felt as though I had spent four years learning worthwhile things, things I wouldn’t exchange for anything, and yet I also felt completely unprepared for the next chapter of my life. The past two years have been filled with anxiety, learning curves, and workplace boredom. I have felt antsy and frustrated and completely useless. Until recently. In the past few months I have found a happy place. And I think a lot of it has to do with the job I took in April. It allows me to learn, keeps me on my toes, and has me working towards my own career. Funny how things can change.
• I am composing a list of everything I want to read over the holidays. Suggestions are welcome! I’m open to fiction and long essays. Nothing too fluffy.
• Are you a goal keeper? I’m trying to decide if I should be. You see, I love structure in every other part of my life. (Seriously, I like to have my weeks planned out and I irrationally panic when people spring things on me – sexy, I know). But then there is another part of myself that is worries that if I don’t achieve my goals I will feel so disappointed in my myself. Because in addition to liking structure, I’m also kind of a black and white thinker, I have trouble counting “progress” as success.
• Today I saw a cat in a stroller. With mittens on.
Have a good night, guys!