The Unemployed Life of A Recent College Grad….

The conundrum is, even for an entry level position, people want you to have 2+ years of experience and generally speaking, people are applying for an entry level position because well, they are entry level and don’t have experience.  So, you need experience to get experience.

The truth of the matter is, I haven’t been on the job hunt that long (less than a month really) and already I am climbing the walls!  I’m not sure it’s possible for the apartment to be any cleaner, and in all honesty, I should be spending more time researching things for my wedding, but I am on this addictive job hunting binge where I do nothing and do not allow myself to do anything other than look for a job.  I got an interview! I thought it went pretty well, and though it was 2 days ago and they said they would get back to me in 1-2 weeks, I could almost taste success! That is how I landed where I am right now.

However, my road of unemployment has been an….interesting one:

At first, I found this meme on Pinterest, thought it was funny, chuckled a bit and moved on

Until…I found myself sending my friends this pic saying “Wine for Lunch? Why Yes, I am unemployed!”.

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Then, there was the baking binge….


and a pretty tasty dinner of broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken with roasted tomatoes.

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I’ve gotten quite good at growing basil, and now have way to much! Maybe I could bring a fresh bunch of basil to my next interview as I beg for them to choose me, have faith in ME (over every other recent college grad waiting in the lobby).

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Then of course, there’s the eating your feelings part where you order the most decadent dessert at Cold Stone…..and have them add an extra brownie.

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As it turns out, boredom breeds duck faces! (and possibly selfies) I found myself taking a duck face picture the other day and the number of selfie pics on my phone has increased exponentially.  Fortunately, I have not progressed to the point where I post any of these pictures on the internet.

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My social media has blossemed! I now have a Twitter (you can follow me @ElisseAimee) and check out my new board on Pinterest! (http://www.pinterest.com/elisseaimee/my-life/) My other boards have also seen significant improvement so, I suggest perusing them as well.

 

I think my photography skills are about to get a boost cause I’m gonna go photo crazy this weekend with my AWESOME camera!!!! (A graduation gift ironically enough) It’s a Canon EOS 6D and I LOVE IT! I’ve started shooting in manual so, we’ll see what creative images I capture.

Next in Life: Graduation!

After 4.5 long (and somehow very short) years, I will be graduating with a B.S! A week from tuesday, I will take my last final and immediately after go put the alumni license plate frame on my car.  College was a wonderful experience.  I learned so much about life, people, the world….and oh ya, biology too.  Now, all I have to do is focus on finals and get through them.  All I can seem to think about though is how wonderful life will be once I’m out of school and I have time to bake, and go out, and cook, and be creative, maybe try a few of those pins I’ve been accumulating.  How wonderful it will be when I have a job that pays me MONEY for my TIME and at the end f the day how I wont have hours of homework I still have to do and a project that I should have started last week.  How wonderful the real world must be….but I also know that my glorified image of graduated life is most likely not what I day dream about.  So now, I sit with my lab note book in front of me, and a looming practical; but surely next year will be better when I can enjoy the holidays.

In Life…

So, after many years I decided to finally give blogging a try. It seems odd to me that someone (you) are a random person who wants to read about my life but I suppose that after I finish this entry I’ll poke around other people’s blogs for a bit and maybe even follow a couple.

I am creating this blog because while I’ve tried keeping journals and diaries and what not they never seemed interactive enough. I like pictures and instructions and crafts (I am an avid Pinner!) so it seems to me that a blog is where I belong.  I want this blog to serve as a reminder of just how awesome life is. I get caught up in where I am going, where I have been and the future but i tend to ignore the here-and-now. Hopefully, this blog will help to pull me into the present. I intend to at least post everyday and hopefully there will be a photo to accompany my post!

So far, my hobbies have revolved around cooking and baking but my new hobby is photography! As of right now I will become one of those smartphone photographers the commercial for “the phone that put the camera first” is talking about and hopefully within a year I’ll have a real camera.

I chose the name Elliemay En La Vie because it seems to me that by reading this, you are getting a chance to peek in to the window of my life.

So for now I am waving at you from my window and hopefully tomorrow you will pass by again for a glimpse…