June 12, 2017

It's been awhile since my last blog post.

So I'm sitting here in my office thinking about the many ways to start this post. Today, July 5th, marks my fourth week at my new corporate job. I work for a luxury home-building & marketing company as a Sales Assistant. I felt the need to write this post because well.. I'm quite overwhelmed in all honesty and blogging is what I love to do the most. 

During and after high school, I immediately started working. I went from being a waitress to a makeup artist, on and off for about 4-5 years. Living off tips and small hourly paychecks. Until I landed a steady Corporate America job. It's so weird to say that. Typing the word "Corporate" just gives me chills for some odd reason. I guess because I've always felt like a free-spirit and a "do as you please" kind of girl. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my job and the people I work with. Especially my salary lol!

What I really want to touch base on are the last four weeks. I feel like this job has changed my perspective in many different aspects. I went from brunchin' all day, everyday. Without a care in the world. To It's time for me to settle-down, buy a townhouse and become the independent woman I know I can be.   

So far, it's been amazing. It's a good feeling to have, to know that you're doing so much at the age of 20 and that this is just a stepping stone to a major career path. My hours are basically 9-5, I get weekends off and I don't have to worry about the bill being flipped when I'm out brunchin'! My schedule is amazing. At the same time, I have to admit.. I'm a bit anxious. I can't just call off whenever I want to or simply call in sick. What gets me the most is the fact that I want to be able to travel and immerse myself in different cultures around the world. I'm afraid that I won't have enough time for it all. We'll just have to see. 

I always hear good and bad things about corporate jobs. I just hope and pray that I can have my cake and eat it too. Now that's the American dream. To make money and travel is my life goal. 

I just wanted to update my readers on how life is treating me so far. I'll write another job related post towards the end of this year. 

Thanks for reading! Hopefully some of my readers who are having a bitter-sweet time transitioning into basically "adulthood" can relate as well. Trust me, college is nothing compared to this. It's a tough transition, but I think I can manage. 😊

xx, 

Nina