Next Stop: Adult World … {RUN AWAY}

This past weekend I attended my LAST college football game & tailgate as an undergrad

(I don’t think I need to talk about the end result).

Where has the time gone? This put a lot of things into perspective for me:

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I graduate THIS May

 

Yes. In less than 6 months I will be an Alumni of the University of Louisville with a bachelor of science degree in Communication… Hopefully. I have learned a lot through my internship experiences as well as my academic studies. I really like all aspects of strategic communication, but I am nervous about facing reality and growing up in just a few short months.

I need to find a job….

 

My goal is to begin my official job search in January. I am wanting to stay in Louisville to be close to my sister while she finishes up college at UofL. As a backup plan, I am open to moving back home to Lexington. I am pursuing a career in marketing, public relations, and/or event coordination. I followed the rules: I went to class and I kept my social media clean. Who wouldn’t want to hire me??untitled

 

 

…But I have no idea what I am going to do with my life

 

I’m very undecided; I like so many aspects of communication. I am afraid that I will not be able to find a position that fulfills all of my interests. But anything is better than minimum wage jobs and unpaid internships right?

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I don’t think I am cut out for this adult thing

 

Bills. Bills. And More Bills. Mentally I believe that I am prepared for holding a full time job position and being on my own in the scary world, but I am very nervous about the financial aspect of things. This might help when/if I find a job….

 

That being said wish me luck with finals!!! And if you have any life advice, networking contacts, or know of any employment opportunities please let me know:)

 

Fresh Shoes, Fresh Start

Well school has officially started, and the stress will surely begin shortly. This semester is very busy for me. Between taking 15 credit hours in communication and finance courses, balancing 2 internships and a part time job, and still having somewhat of a social life it is insane. Which is why I run.

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I actually started running a little over a year ago. Since then I have ran in 2 5Ks, 1 10K, and the Kentucky Derby Festival mini marathon last May. I run with a couple of my friends in the evenings after our  hectic days have come to an end.

We normally run downtown to the waterfront, which completely distresses me. Something that I have learned since I have started this journey is that running is all mental, just like a lot of other things.If you stop thinking about the reasons why you can’t run 5 miles, you’ll get there; just like if you stop worrying about an exam: you will probably perform better when you are not a nervous wreck. It’s all about confidence.

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Every time I go for a run I discover new things, brainstorm different ideas, encounter new people and places, and see interesting perspectives on life. Sometimes I’m even scared for my life because there are a lot of “characters” out in the streets of Louisville.

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I just got a new pair of Brooks running shoes, which I believe represents a fresh start. A new year, new experiences to be had, and new races to train for: Urban Bourbon Mini Marathon: October 22nd/Graduation: May 2017. I hope to update you, my readers, on the lessons that I learn this year, things that I encounter, and everything else that occurs as I sprint into my senior, and final, year of college with a clean slate. After all: Fresh Shoes, Fresh Start.