Friday, August 7, 2009
My summer of post-graduation bliss is quickly coming to a close. It officially ends on Monday when I become a grown-up. I graduated from high school in 2002 and enjoyed the college life (off and on between transferring schools, a mission, and an internship in Ecuador) until 2009. That's 7 whole years of college instability and spontaneity. It's the life of even though I have a job, I can always find someone to pick up my shift. It's the life of no paid vacation but also no set amount of vacation days. It's hoping I don't get sick because I'm too old to be on the parent's insurance and too poor to buy my own. Well, on Monday I start my new job of 40 hours a week, 2 weeks of vacation time a year, my own health and dental insurance. I went to check out car loans yesterday and the possibilities of getting a new (to me) car because I just don't know how long the little Purple Pontiac will last commuting to Salt Lake 5 days a week. I'm excited for the stability that will come with the new job - no more Friday nights or Saturdays at work. The official work day will end at 5 and I won't have to come home or run to the library with the stress of homework and tests. I can learn whatever I want, however I want to learn it. Despite the advantages of this next step of life, I'm a little nervous.