Life Update Part 3: Work Work Work

I’ve been (not so) noticeably absent lately, but I realized that I never finished updating you guys on my life after graduation! You can read Part 1 and Part 2 here.

Remember my minor freak out over employment after graduation and before (hopefully) grad school? Well, I decided to just find a job and worry about possibly getting another job for school later.

Luckily, I was able to find a job fairly quickly – as a nanny to three kids (a boy and two girls)! The oldest is 4, and the two younger girls are almost 2 and 5 months. It’s definitely one of the most difficult things that I’ve done, but it’s oh so fun at the same time.


Plus, I get to wear yoga pants to work. If that’s not a win, I don’t know what is.

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Life Update Part 2: Becoming an only child…kinda.

My life…it is a-changin, friends. As of about a week ago, I am officially kinda sorta an only child. And by only child, I mean that I am the only child living at home right now. That’s right, my baby brothers that were 2 years old five minutes ago…

SCAN0093…are in college now. No, I don’t know if they’re actually 2 years old in this picture. Just go with it.

Different colleges, of course, because (heaven forbid) twins go to the same school. Here are some of my favorite pictures from their move-in days. There aren’t too many because I was too busy sobbing to hold my phone.


I jest, I jest….kind of.


IMG_2652-1(Apologies for this one – my degree apparently didn’t teach me how to photograph while facing the sun)

IMG_2644-1Aren’t they cute?

If you read my update from yesterday, you know that I graduated at the end of July. My graduation + babies in college = recipe for disaster. Basically, my parents are going crazy. Yes, that’s right. Like the good daughter that I am, however, I am willing to live at home rent-free in order to ease their suffering. Just kidding. I’m poor, and they’re nice.

For real though, I miss these losers. If you’re at all interested in looking at some more pictures of them as mere babes, check out their 18th birthday post.

Good luck Jacob and Logan!

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Life Update Part 1: Alumni Status

Alumni? Alumna? Alumnus? I’ve never taken the time to figure out which one I am. Any which way you put it, I graduated magna cum laude from Ball State (chirp chirp) a few weeks ago! I have the alumni coffee mug and t-shirts to prove it. Oh yeah, and my diploma somewhere. Here are a few of my favorite pictures!







And my absolute favorite…


Stay tuned – more life updates are coming soon!

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Stress, Stress, Stress

I’m struggling. And no, I’m not one to use the phrase ‘struggle bus,’ but if I did use it, this would be the appropriate time.

There is a lot of uncertainty in my life right now, and I’m not dealing with it well. I’m one who loves lists and routine. I love knowing exactly what I’m going to be doing this week, next week, and a month from now.

A month from now, I don’t know what I’ll be doing, and it’s terrifying.

I finish my internship on July 17th, do my public presentation on July 18th, and graduate on July 19th. That’s a whole different kind of stress.

After July 19 though, my life looks like a giant dark scary abyss. Ok, so abyss might be a strong word. Scary is accurate though. I can start applying to OT school on July 18th. If I get an interview, that will be in December. Then I won’t find out until after the start of the year. If I get in, I’ll start in June 2015. I’ve had many panicked moments lately as it gets closer and closer to July. If I don’t get in, there is no back-up plan. No Plan C, D, or E. No pressure there.

Right now, I need to find some sort of work. Here’s my dilemma. I’m not sure I want to find a full-time job in the health care field because IF I get into OT school, I’ll just have to quit. I could find something that’s full-time right now but can be changed to part-time, again IF, I get into OT school.

Stress, stress, stress.

Unfortunately, my way of dealing with stress is to sleep and eat, and I’ve been doing plenty of both over the last week.

I just need to believe that everything will work out.

How do you deal with stress?

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