Life Update

Gosh, it’s been quite awhile since I last posted. I’ve been thinking about things I wanted to write about, but nothing has really piqued my interest enough to take the time to sit down and write the damn thing.

However, I figured now would be a good time for a life update since I’ve been sort of silent lately on what’s going on…

Work

Work has been really great. Every day I find my job challenging and interesting and I’m lucky to work with a bunch of incredibly creative and passionate people, both in recruitment and in marketing/communications.

Last week I had the opportunity to travel down to Washington, D.C. to support Voices for National Service by creating and implementing a social media plan for their Friends of National Service event. I always love going down to D.C. to support the policy side of things. It’s definitely exciting to be able to meet and mingle with decision makers and thought leaders in national service, and I got to see my friend Bill Kuchman which is always a plus.

Today my department hosted what is known as a Stone Soup at the office. Essentially, we have a yearlong competition where each department has the opportunity to host a breakfast at the office. Each breakfast is judged by a panel on different things such as party atmosphere, food, look and feel, etc. We ended up doing a 60′s/Mad Men theme and it was awesome. We set up the third floor like a 60′s office complete with (candy) cigarettes and a mocktail bar. People could also get their photo taken with a cutout of Don Draper, which was definitely a highlight.

I know it’s a bit early in the Stone Soup season, but I’m feeling very confident that we’ll pull away with a prize or two. (Check out the photos here).

Life

Things are good.

I just started playing on a co-ed indoor soccer team last weekend and despite the bruises and soreness, it feels incredible to be playing again. I have really cool teammates who are chill but still play hard and want to win. It’s the perfect balance.

I’m getting to the point out here where I feel like I have my own set of friends which is something I didn’t really have for quite awhile thanks to the business of work, school and general getting settled in. I never really find myself without having some fun plans for the weekend and I’m really enjoying being a young person in Boston.

I have been feeling a bit homesick lately. When I first moved here it seemed like friends visited a lot and the breaks between being here and going home weren’t too long. Winter months are usually kind of tough for me. Sooo friends from home… you should come visit!

School

Unfortunately, I’m not really feeling school at the moment. The weight of the student loans are really getting to me and I’m wondering if it is all going to be worth it.

I hate feeling this way because getting my Master’s is something I’ve always wanted to do and I really believe it will help me excel in my career, but it’s tough when I’m not totally enjoying the classes I’m taking and I’m starting to feel really tied down by it all.

I just hate the feeling of not being able to take off and travel for work or fun because I don’t want to miss a class or having to turn down hanging out with friends because I have to study. The spring semester is also really weird because we have a lot of breaks, so I feel like I can’t really get “into it” as much as I did last semester.

Overall, things are good. Sometimes when I’m walking down the streets of Boston to or from work or school, I get an overwhelming sense of this is exactly where I’m supposed to be right now in life. Sure, there are things I would change, but for the most part, I truly cannot complain.

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