I Officially Start Work in One Week


life after college update: i start work in one week

Category: Lifestyle

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It's my first real post-grad weekend. 

I have one full week left before I work full-time and (believe it or not) I'm actually starting to get excited for this chic independence.

In the past week I’ve officially settled into my future roommate's one-bedroom apartment (where I will be staying until we move out into our 2-bedroom apartment) and unpacked a few of my things.  So now the space that used to be small and unfamiliar is getting cozy and homey. And I really like it.

It's crazy how unpacking a few boxes can really make you feel more comfortable about staying in a new place during a transition period.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I'm not a college student anymore and will not be going back to college anytime soon.

For the past 4 years of college, I've lived on campus, had full access to the cafeteria or on-campus dining, lived literally 1 floor away from Tristan, and had my own room and space.

In less than a week, that all has changed. Now I'm a fresh-grad out of college, have the full responsibility to either cook or buy my own meals, live 30 minutes away from Tristan, and sleep on the living room couch of a 1-bedroom apartment.

Talk about new beginnings.

And the new experiences didn't stop there - I just came back from Nigeria, where I met my family for the first time in 20 years.


What a life.

But I think I'm starting to embrace the changes and this newfound independence. Not like i wasn't independent in college, but this independent is much different.

I can't quite put my finger on it, but the feel of it is completely different. Maybe more... free?

Anyway, I spent the entire morning making space in my roommates closet so I could hang up my clothes. It doesn't seem like much but that one adjustment definitely eased the anxiety I had when it came to going out places. 

Now that choosing clothes is less of a hassle, it became fun to dress up and go places again - which is a definite plus.

After the quick mini spring cleaning, I rushed to church (late), still got a spot in the sanctuary (perks of being alone!) and listened to a really great service about fear and faith. 

Which is super relevant because I'm still kind of scared to start this blog since I have a bad habit of starting things and never finishing them.

But I'm choosing to no longer allowing my past to define my future. And to not allow fear to make decisions for me.

So after service I decided to go to Growth Track, a class that the pastor encourages you to take in order for you to start serving at church. 

To be honest, I have been wanting and planning to serve for a long time, and it was something that me and Tristan as well as me and my best friend, Bree had been discussing to do for a little while...But Tristan and Bree weren’t here and I knew I needed to make this decision for myself or I would never do it.

So I took a deep breath and walked into the room, and even though I was uncomfortable it was so liberating to do something by and for myself for once.

So that’s where I am now: the Corporate Queen is actually starting to get a little bit excited for life after college.

There’s just so many opportunities I can take, people I can meet, and things I can do. And the crazy thing is, it's all actually at my finger tips. All I have to do is go for it.

We in this together,

- Corporate Queen


2 Corinthians 3:17

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.