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Conference Recap

I finally got the recap of the conference filmed and uploaded!

Until next time, word nerds!

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I Guess I’m a Real Adult Now?

I graduated from college a year ago. So I’ve been reflecting on the last year and all that’s been going on in my life. And I’ve come to a conclusion.

I’m a real adult now.

And, yes, that should be a fairly obvious conclusion. I’m now 23 years old, so I’m legally an adult. I’ve gotten a degree, moved out of my parents’ house, bought a car, started paying bills, and generally take care of my self.

So I’ve considered myself an adult for a while.

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Trying New Things

I’ve discovered something new. Well, new to me, at least.

Until next time, word nerds!

Writing Rejection Letters

I had to do something new at work last week: write rejection letters. It was a lot harder than I thought.

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Dealing with Exhaustion

Oh hey there.

Been a while, hasn’t it.

Ehrm….

So here’s the deal. In the last five months, I’ve moved three times and started two new jobs. Two of the moves have been across at least four states away. Factor in very little time to relax and changing time zones, and you’ve got one exhausted Kate.

Since I’ve been so exhausted lately, I’ve learned some of the best (and worst) ways to deal with being tired, stressed, and overwhelmed. And since I haven’t had much luck in brainstorming topics to blog about, I decided to share them with you.

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Road Trips and Big News

Heya word nerds!

I need to apologize to you. I’ve been very bad about posting here over the last month. But I have an excuse. It’s even a good one!

First things first, I made a new video! Check it out.

In case it wasn’t obvious from the video, I recently took a road trip. My parents and I drove two cars across 7 states and over 1,700 miles from Pennsylvania to Colorado. It took us four very long days.

Why the road trip? you ask.

Well, that leads to the big news.

I have a job!

“But Kate,” you’re probably thinking, “we already knew that. That’s why you moved to Pennsylvania.”

And you would be correct in thinking that. However, at the beginning of July, I was offered a different position. In Colorado.

So that brought about a rather difficult choice. In the end, I decided to take the position in Colorado. After I made that choice, I had a rather hectic few weeks as I packed up my apartment, finished up in Pennsylvania, and moved to Colorado.

Hence the road trip.

I’m so excited to begin my new position on Monday. I’ll be working at Focus on the Family, as the editorial assistant for their children’s magazines. You might remember I did my summer internship with them last year.

And hopefully, now that I’m getting settled in again, I’ll be more consistent on my blog.

Until next time, word nerds!

Lessons Learned

So a funny thing happened….

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The Procrastination Problem (or Why I’m Learning to Work Ahead)

You may have noticed that my text posts have been a little sporadic of late. That’s largely because as I’m adjusting to my new job and home, I’m trying to adjust to a new schedule.

When I was in school (and doesn’t that make me sound old?), I generally wrote my blog posts the day I posted them. I’d take an hour or two between classes to whip up a post and be done. Because it was a short amount of time between busyness, I was less likely to be distracted. It might not have been the best way to go about blogging, but it worked for me.

After I graduated, I had even more free time so it was no trouble at all to type out a post in very little time.

Now, however, I don’t have free time during the day. I’m at work for 9 hours and by the time I get back to my apartment, I don’t usually have the brainpower to quickly write and post anything remotely clever or interesting. So I put it off.

This post is actually the perfect example. I started it over a week and a half ago.

If moving and living on my own have taught me anything, it’s how to prioritize. And I’ve found that making rest and relaxation a priority goes a long way toward making me a happier, healthier person.

So unfortunately, blogging often gets pushed to the side on Tuesday nights. Especially now, since I’m busy after work on Tuesdays. My solution, theoretically, is to finish my blog posts sooner, over the weekends.

That hasn’t been going so well.

I’m still trying to figure out where everything fits. I’m trying to balance being productive with not driving myself crazy.

So I apologize if I’m still not back on schedule yet. I’m doing my best and slowly finding what works.

Thoughts on Going Back

I’ve been living on my own for more than a month now. This weekend, I’ll be heading back to Indiana to participate in my college graduation ceremony and my parents’ house.

And I’ve got mixed feelings about it.

So pardon my rambling, but there’s been a lot on my mind in regards to going back home.

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Thought 1: Everything has changed for me, but not for them.

Now I know this isn’t true, but consider it this way. I graduated last December and in the last two months I’ve gotten a job, moved to a different state, and started living on my own. It’s been a huge adjustment and I’ve learned so much (I promise I’ll do a post on that soon). Meanwhile, I’ve been seeing all sorts of posts from my peers about finals, end of classes, and the last experiences of college. They’re stressing out about applying for jobs and figuring out the next step.

On one hand, I can totally relate to that.

But on the other hand, I’m on the other side of that situation now. So while I know how it feels, I feel kind of removed from it all.

Which puts a weird distance between me and my former classmates.

Of course, I’m not actually there, so I don’t know if I’m just imagining all this.

Thought 2: Moving makes your life weird.

Like I said, I’ve been here over a month now. And while in some respects, I feel like I’ve done pretty well settling in, I still feel like an outsider.

And that’s to be expected.

It takes time to get adjusted to a new place. And being an introvert, it takes me a long time to get used to new people.

I’m kind of surrounded by new people right now.

Thought 3: I don’t like being present-focused.

This is a new discovery. I’ve always considered myself a pretty laid back, live in the moment type of gal. Sure, I think about the future and the past, but I’ve always found myself more focused on the now.

But that mindset seems to be working against me recently.

Present-focused is scary. The present is full of new experiences, loneliness, and trying to figure out so many things.

I’ve been thinking a lot about my past, wistfully remembering college and past jobs and internships. I’m worried about the future. Will I still be here after my year internship is up or will I be moving again?

It’s a very strange place for me to be.

Any and all advice is more than welcome.

No video this week, as I’ll be graduating on Saturday. Yay!

Until next time, word nerds!

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