Monday, May 30, 2011

May, you were good to me. Let’s meet again soon.

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How is it already May 30? I feel like I was just submitting my last school assignment and preparing for graduation.

May was an amazing month for me. One of the best I’ve ever had.

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It started off with me sending off my last assignment, a take-home final exam, and then worrying myself silly that I would somehow fail a class. Although there was a mix-up regarding my final short story, it all worked out and my final grades were what I expected. (And I just received an official letter congratulating me on my diploma, but I still don’t think I will be fully relaxed until I have that diploma displayed on my wall.)

May was the month I went on my first interview, only to be sorely disappointed the job was for door-to-door sales. And as my job search has yielded no positive feedback, sometimes I let myself wonder if I should’ve tried harder to get that job. But I also know that it is a job I would’ve hated and I need to keep searching until I find a job that fits me better. I’m not idealistic in the sense that I have to find my dream job, but I’m also not going to accept a job doing something I don’t like.

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Two big things happened in May: I graduated from college and went on a five-day Western Caribbean cruise.

My graduation was amazing. Simply fantastic. It was a culmination of 7 years of hard work and lots of stress. I went through a lot to obtain my degree, including being oh so close to graduating with my education degree. I think I made the right decision in switching, even though it probably threw a lot of people for a loop. It was exciting to be surrounded by the people I had seen throughout my 2.5 years as a journalism major because they all get it. There are times when I just think, I don’t have to be a student ever again if I don’t want to. But mostly, I think, hm, graduate school? Maybe someday.

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And then there’s my cruise. It was one of the best experiences of my life and it’s all I can do not to click back onto the Carnival site to find another cruise. I’m officially a fan and I will find myself on another ship before 2011 is over. I have so many pictures to show you guys and so many stories to tell you about. From kissing sting rays in the Cayman Islands, touring Mayan ruins in Cozumel, and waking up each morning to an amazing view of the ocean, I’m very sad my vacation is over. (And so not excited to go back to work tomorrow after a lovely 10 days off!)

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I’m not sure how June will ever live up to May. Perhaps if I’m offered a job?

How was your May? What stood out for you?

29 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great trip!  Don't look back at that job and wish you had taken it - it's better to hold out for something that is a good fit v. being totally miserable!

    May was good, but weird for me.  It was stressful wiht all of the studying...  But it also had some great things like finding a tenant for my condo and finding a condo downtown!

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  2. Um, I don't think we can TRULY believe you went on your cruise until we see photographic evidence. Stat. Just saying.... :)

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  3. They were sprinkled throughout this post, silly girl! :) And I have an album up on Facebook with about half the pictures already. But more in-depth posts about my cruise is coming! I promise!

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  4. I am THRILLED that you were able to find a tenant for your condo and find one downtown for you. So excited for you and what June will bring! (No more studying! Yay!)

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  5. Sound pretty awesome and I can't wait to see all your pics!

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  6. RedSoxGirl105/30/11, 11:20 AM

    The pictures of your cruise are absolutely beautiful. Congrats a million on graduating! It definitely makes it sweeter that it was such a journey for you! Now I really just want to go to the Carribean after reading this post haha

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  7. May was above average for me too! Cheers to June :)

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  8. The pictures you've posted so far are already super cute! May was really great to you, and I still believe your job is out there waiting for you, don't stress about it! You're still young & you've got tons of time to find that perfect fit :)

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  9. What an amazing May! I am happy everything worked out with graduation. And the cruise! I would love to be somewhere sunny.

    My May was rough. Ugh. I hope summer is better!

    And it's smart to not take a job you know you would hate.  I hope the perfect fit for you comes around!

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  10. Can't wait to see more cruise pictures :) The hair looks great, girl! Congrats on graduating! It's a good feeling, isn't it? 

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  11. Um, yeah... May was certainly fabulous for you! I still think that not taking that job will be a blessing in the end; it may take more time, but you'll find something more in your comfort zone and that better suits your interests. :) After seeing all of your pictures, I just HAVE to go on a cruise one day. Maybe within the next year or so someone in the family will watch Chase so that Leo and I can finally take our honeymoon! :)

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  12. Beautiful photos!! I need to see more! :)

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  13. The Caribbean is AMAZING! Everyone needs to visit. Such beautiful water!

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  14. You're so right, Melissa! I need to stop stressing and putting a time limit on finding a job because for right now, we're doing fine and my job is okay. I'll find a new job in due time. :)

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  15. I hope June goes a whole lot better than May for you, Kim!

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  16. It is a GREAT feeling! I'm just so happy! More cruise pictures are coming, I promise.

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  17. Deep down, I know it was the best decision not to take the job but sometimes I can't help but wonder. But I have to stop because there's no reason for it. I'll find a job. :)

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  18. I promise they're coming! :)

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  19. I am glad that May was so good to you. Don't settle for a job you like, find one you love. I'm a true testament to that. I absolutely loathed my job, so when I was laid off, it was more a relief than anything. Now, I'm going after one I will love.

    May was the month I finally started to feel like myself again. February and March were hard, stressful months. April was sort of a mixture of anxiety and panic. May showed me that things are going to be ok.

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  20. Damn, May really was good to you. Those are amazing photos and I am glad your graduation and the cruise were such milestones for you this year! :)

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  21. Hmmm May...I would say graduating from law school and having my sister here for the weekend - I hadn't been face-to-face with here for almost 2 years! :)

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  22. Those photos are stunning! so glad you had a lovely time on the cruise, definitely well deserved. That and graduating in one month, you're right, will be tough to have something in June top that, but I bet you can find something =)

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  23. What an exciting month! It looks like your cruise was amazing - I'll confess, I've been stalking your photos on Facebook and becoming more and more jealous. And wouldn't that just be awesome if you got a job offer in June? That would definitely top May, but only by the littlest bit, haha.

    My May was actually pretty calm. It was necessary though, because I was getting so busy that my health was taking a back seat. I'm hoping June will be a good balance of busy and relaxation for me.

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  24. I'm so glad things are looking up for you. :) And I am really happy to hear you're going after a job you will love. It's easy to get caught up in having a job just to have one, but you also need to at least *like* what you do. 

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  25. Thank you! May was fantastic. I don't know how the other months are going to measure up. ;)

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  26. Aw, how fun! I'm so happy for you! 

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  27. I'm hoping a job offer. THAT would top May. Or at least keep my happy spirits soaring.

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  28. I'm holding out lots of hope for a job offer. It would make these past 2 months all the more sweet.

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