I don’t have a lot of great things to say right now. Life after graduation has been a lot of ups and downs. I’ve had terrific news and I’ve had devastating news. Things are finally steadying a bit more.
I do know that I love life without school in it. I love that after work, there’s no more homework to follow me home. I’ve been spending more and more time at the gym. I’m reading on my own all the time. I’ve fallen for audiobooks. I’ve watched a lot of bad TV. I take more walks around the park. I’ve been cooking more.
Basically, I’ve been doing everything that I really wanted to do while I was in school. I went through a terribly bored period, but got over it soon enough — I needed it! I needed to feel bored.
I went through an intense interview process, but ultimately did not get the position. They opted for someone who had years more dedicated outreach programming experience. I completely understand their decision. I was disappointed, of course: I thought that I would love the job and that I could have accomplished wonderful things. As my dad said, it was the perfect job, but it wasn’t the perfect location, so all in all I’m feeling okay about it now.
So! We’ve decided to sign a lease for another year in Madison, so the last week has been a hectic, annoying, and way too hot & humid apartment search. Yesterday Derek and I found an apartment we finally loved … hardwood floors, huge windows (I crave more natural light in my living space desperately), a hundred year old sturdy building, and a big kitchen. Everything else smelled moldy and seemed dirty, so, yay.