Posts tagged Post-Grad Life
How to Survive Your 9-5

Anyone who has a 9-5 will tell you that the worst part about a 9-5 is that you work 9-5. While I'm lucky enough to have transitioned out of the 9-5 life, while I was working my desk jobs I often find myself daydreaming about the huge list of things I would rather be doing with my time or could actually be doing with my time, other than being stuck at work. Dreading your morning alarm can be extremely disheartening, especially if you’re not working your dream job. And let's be honest, most people don't start out with their dream job. 

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Advice for College Graduates

When I graduated from college in 2014, I had no idea what the future was going to hold. I only knew three things.1). That I was moving to Washington, D.C. for a 4-month long internship, 2.) That singing Country Roads at graduation was going to be one of the hardest things I had ever done, and 3). I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. So as I was scrolling through Facebook and Instagram this week, seeing all of the excitement around college graduation, I knew it was time to write down my advice for college graduates.  The people who were getting their acceptance letters to West Virginia University when I was graduating from WVU in 2014 will be walking across the stage in just a few short weeks and it's hard not to reflect on what I was feeling at that time.

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10 Christmas Eve Traditions to Start in your Twenties

Growing up I don't remember actually having any real "traditions" in the traditional sense... pun intended. With the exception of going to church, getting pajamas, and opening up stockings our Christmas Eve's around the house were pretty tame. That's why, when Justin and I got engaged, I knew I wanted to make a list of some really fun Christmas Eve traditions that we could start in our twenties. 

Starting these Christmas Eve traditions now will make it that much more fun when we have a family down the road. I love the idea of being able to share stories and even pictures and video of all of our past Christmas Eves. I know everyone is super busy today so I thought a quick, Christmas themed post would get us all in the mood for Christmas!

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How to Write a Resume that Makes You Look Like an Expert

If you’re a 20-something who hasn’t typed “How to write a resume” into the Google search box at least once in your life, congratulations, you get the adulting ribbons today. But for the rest of us, how to write a resume is an art form that we’re still trying to learn… desperately. I’ve gotten a few questions about resumes recently so I figured I would refresh this post from back in my OSY days for you guys.

There are tons of resume writing resources on across the world wide web, like this one, but even just trying to figure out where to start when you’re deciding how to write a resume can be a daunting task. My goal is to make it simple. I’ve included four steps to really help you figure out how to write a resume… that will make you look like an expert.

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How to DIY Your Own Pet Emergency Kit with Nature's Recipe

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Y’all should know by now that I am one proud dog mom and I take care of Gatsby and Hemingway as if they were actual people. That’s why I got my ish together and created a “go bag” for them in case of an emergency before I even made one for myself! If we’re being honest, I still don’t have one for myself… oops. Anyways, with all the natural disasters happening in the world right now, I figured it was a great opportunity to elaborate on the pet portion of my DIY Emergency Kit post from a few weeks ago.

Now if you’re a dog mom but you’re thinking “I don’t live anywhere near a hurricane” then hold up just a minute. Emergency situations happen to everyone and can happen at anytime so wouldn’t you rather be prepared for yourself and your precious fur babies in case anything were to happen? I know it’s scary to think about but you honestly never know when an emergency will strike, whether it’s a snowstorm, house fire, or emergency trip back to your home state. This tutorial will have you DIYing your own emergency kit for your pets in no time! Honestly, the hardest part about this DIY is getting everything you need so there’s really no excuse. Easy peasy is what we’re all about here so let’s get right into creating your own pet emergency kit!

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