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When The Job Comes First

…or rather, when the job search comes first.

Clearly my posts are ridiculously sporadic, but I promise I am being productive with my time. I’ve made a few waves on the job search front. Last week, I attended a strange job fair called Tech Jobs Under the Big Top. I know… it doesn’t sound like something I’d normally be interested in, but well, I’m in transition, so I didn’t want to cross anything out prematurely.

Here are the highlights of the evening:

– A tech job is definitely something I can cross of my list. I will not be a software engineer. In fact, I’m still not really sure what they do.┬áBUT… these companies still need marketing teams and public relations and even content creators. So while I will not create things, there may be hope for me yet.

– THEY HAD ACROBATS, and I learned where to take acrobatic lessons in Raleigh. She said they even had trapeze classes, but… it’s not the high-flying-circus trapeze. It’s the low circle thing. Still temped though.

Talk about some serious strength and balance, huh?

Talk about some serious strength and balance, huh?

In other news, I made a DELICIOUS meal in my brand spankin’ new crockpot. It’s called Mushroom Slow Cooker Roast Beef, and you can find the recipe here. I even browned the meat before putting it in the crockpot. It turned out delicious!

Let's get cooking!

Let’s get cooking!

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I served it with garlic mashed potatoes. I meant to add some steamed veggies, but I forgot.

Anyways, keep your fingers crossed for me. Things are looking up!

The Hold Up

So I sort of just want to write about my fitness goals and experiences because I’ve really jumped back into the swing of things and am seeing a lot of results. (Not having a job really helps leave plenty of time to work out.) I want to share things like a new 5K I signed up for (more on that later; it’s going to need its post) and how I bought a cute little new notebook to track my workouts (below) and how I’ve even started using some of the fitness DVDs I own (Denise Austin, you truly are a rockstar (and a super seriously nice interviewee)!) and how I want to try Crossfit (which I am sort of annoyed with how expensive it is).

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This is my workout journal. Cute, no?

BUT I don’t want to share things like… it’s time to find a job. Every time I think about it I immediately go back to when I first graduated college and struggled to find a job. But this time, in some ways, it feels worse because I honestly have no idea what I want to do. (Ok, that’s not totally true… I have some ideas, I just have to figure out how to incorporate them into a new career.) I’m also frustrated with people asking me if I’ve found a job yet. I realize that it’s common small talk and I know they mean well, but it sort of just adds a ton of extra pressure.

So here is where I stand on the job front: I’ve updated my resume and LinkedIn profile. I’ve signed up for two job fairs. I haven’t actually applied for a job yet, but I found some worth looking in to.

I’m also still unpacking slowly. It’s not really that exciting, so I haven’t shared much. It’s also really frustrating because I want my apartment to have a more “adult” feel to it and I have no idea how to make it look that way. Color schemes and matching decor is less fun when you don’t know exactly what you want. I’ll post more about this later, too.

In fact, I’ll just start posting more. Period. Because even if I don’t like what’s happening, I told you all I’d share it with you and that’s what I’m going to do. (Err.. feel free to encourage me to stay on top of this!)

How do you stay motivated about things you don’t want to do?