the last few months and I’m thoroughly convinced she’s the twin version of me
but in a different state.
attest to this as well), I’d say Megan may have hit (and gracefully conquered
thanks to that cute boy she’s been posting about) that what I like to call “The
I was barely making money as a part-time nanny and nervous as all heck to start
my senior year of college knowing that the possibility of getting a job after
graduation was slim to none.
of things I wanted by or before graduation and what I needed to do to get it.
after all, neither one of those things were going to help me get what I wanted.
Instead, I got to work and starting figure things out for myself.
you’re in your “Rut” and need a little nudging to get out.
Finances are a scary things and budgeting is not fun. If you tell me not to
spend it, I want to spend it. I created an Excel document (Nerd Alert!) that
tracks how much money comes in (income) and how much leaves (bills, etc). It
tracks how much credit card and student loan debt I have and allows me to
figure out where I can cut excessive spending. I also have a calendar that
tracks when a bill is due and how much it is so I make sure now to miss a
like no one is watching, even when someone is. Have you ever come home from
a crazy/stressful day and just felt like you can’t focus on anything else? I
work in advertising, so this happens on a daily basis. My favorite way to
distress is to turn up the Pandora and just dance like a nut-bag. It’s
especially fun with my 3 ½ year old niece. Get on it!
education. Are you debating on the student loans before you go to college?
Stop it. Your education is important and if you want to get anywhere in life,
it’s important that you put in the effort to get your degree(s). There are
plenty of outlets to help you pay for school so your only excuse should be that
you’re not motivated. And if that’s the case, call me … I’ll help you get set.
network, network! This is both professionally and personally. If you’re
looking for a job, connect with recruiters on LinkedIn, build a virtual
portfolio, clean off your Facebook (this is IMPORTANT!), and attend networking
events such as happy hours and job fairs. If it’s for your blog, link up with
other bloggers, guest post, comment on other bloggers, and host giveaways! It’s
all about making friends with whoever you meet, so make sure you’re always on
your best behavior.
I’m a multi-tasker, so I get it. Sometimes the day just gets away from you and
you realize it’s 6 pm and you haven’t even had lunch yet. Working, blogging,
Twitter, Instagram, family, school, bills … oh my god I just gave myself a
headache. Devote 15-30 minutes out of your day to just be (Mine is the first 20 minutes when I wake up). Take that time to do what you WANT to do,
not what you NEED to do. Trust me, it makes all the difference.
the ride. It’s not about what happens to you throughout your life; it’s about
how you handle it. You won’t be in “The Rut” forever.
volume on your Pandora and dance like the world is your stage …
Thanks again Megan for letting me share my ramblings with your lovely readers.
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