Thursday, September 29, 2011

Real World Post

So usually I do not like to get into the nitty gritty of my life, but I am feeling a little torn and need to express and would love any feedback! 

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I am a senior and while I am sad to leave my carefree, no responsibilities life of a college kid, I am also excited to get into the real world with a job, money, and real responsibilities. 

I am so thankful that I have so many different opportunities for jobs out there for me, especially in this economy. Currently, I have one amazing job offer and 6 interviews lined up. Yet, many of them I do not desire. I know it sounds selfish to not care about some of the interviews, but in the end I want to be happy where I work. While working for a huge company with a great reputation is an amazing opportunity, I do not want to work 60+ hours a week and commute 2+ hours a day to work. I want a work-life balance and I am still young, I want to have fun also! 

Also, most of the job opportunities I am applying for are in the Northern Virginia/DC area. While it would be fun to live in the city, after growing up in the suburbs of DC on the other side of the Potomac, I have no desire to deal with its competitive atmosphere. And after living in Richmond this summer, I believe it is where I am meant to be, at least for some point in my life.

I am struggling to push through my remaining interviews after my one today went not so great in my mind when I have such an amazing opportunity already in my hands (and it doesn't help my BFF's from the summer already accepted their offers). In the end I want to work someplace I wake up wanting to go to and love the people and culture, and feel like I already have that but am afraid I am leaving something better behind. I am going to go through the interviews and hopefully I put my best foot forward but feel like unless someone does something extremely amazing, my heart is set in Richmond. 

1 comment:

  1. OMG THIS POST JUST MADE ME SOOOOOOOOO HAPPY!!!!!!!! I have lived in Richmond for my ENTIRE LIFE and I cannot express my love for it in words. I recommend it 100 percent! If you know in your heart that it's the right thing to do, then go for it- no matter what! (the fact that I'm bullying you into moving to Richmond doesn't help) but seriously follow your heart on this one because it's YOUR LIFE. So excited for you!!!!!!