It’s a bit ridiculous that I haven’t updated my blog in a month. I should really do better. The sad thing, is that there is so much that I want to say, but my job is seriously taking over my life. Well, that and trying to still have a life while negotiating the real world.
I always thought that having a real job and being an adult was easy. Sure, you have to be at work on time, and you have work-related responsibilities; but you don’t have homework, papers, and presentations. Or at least that’s how I imagined it to be. I see now that I was horribly mistaken. I still have deadlines to meet, proposals to write, presentations to prepare for. There’s no more of the extended lunch hours, or making decisions on going to class based on the weather. Life is different. You don’t work, you don’t eat. I’ve become accustomed to being fed, having a roof over my head, being able to pay my bills, and buy a few other things on the side. I suppose I’m shifting from the “Quarter-Life Crisis” to really living life as an adult.
Part of my job consists of going to high schools to recruit students for college. If you all think back to your high school days, you may remember seeing college recruiters in the lunch room/cafeteria/commons area during your lunch. Now, I’m that person waiting for students to come and talk to me, to fill out a contact card, or to get more information about the school. While it’s not the most exciting part of what I do, I have found some entertainment in people watching. We all know that high school is such an interesting and challenging time for students; however, I promise you that I have seen some of the BIGGEST fashion mistakes from high school students. For example, who said it was okay to have hot pink/magenta/fuschia weave in your head? Or when is it ever okay to have your entire head slicked down with a jar of gel, only to have a long flowing ponytail of someone’s hair stuck to the top? I’ve seen teachers with rat tails, students have asked me for money, and I’ve witnessed a fight in the cafeteria. I’m confident that by the end of this recruiting season, I’ll have seen it all.
All that said, I do enjoy what I do. The travel allows me to see different parts of Georgia that I probably wouldn’t have seen by myself, and the college fairs have given me the opportunity to meet colleagues from a number of different schools. Of course there are challenges, but that is to be expected. Simply put, I’m blessed.
Peace and blessings…
PS- For those of you who check this, I promise I’ll update more regularly. Besides, I am certain that God is preparing me for some awesome things that I can’t wait to share with you all 🙂