Hi wonderful beings!
So, as maybe you have noticed, or maybe you haven’t, I haven’t updated in a while. I’m in my last semester of college and things have gotten way out of control – well that might be an exaggeration, but things have certainly taken precedence over blogging and more unfortunately, running.
So many unexpected things happened in the past few weeks and months.
1. Got through to a final round interview and was flown out for it. Ultimately was rejected.
Lesson learned? Honestly this sort of brought me back to my modeling days, where there is so much build up and everyone tells you that you’re great and that you’re going to make it…until they pull out the measuring tape and say “oh, we actually decided to go a different direction.” I.e. someone more “fit” for the job, in whichever definition of the word “fit.”
Second lesson learned? Be careful what you wish for. I wasn’t 100% set on the job, and having that mentality probably was telling that the job wasn’t for me anyway.
Third lesson learned? Rejection gives you the will to try anything possible because you have nothing left to lose and everything to gain.
2. Running has not been prioritized and I feel silly for setting such a high goal for myself.
I came off of my back to back Fall/Winter marathon spree on such a high. BQ’d twice, felt incredible, like I had no limits.
Lesson learned? Accept that you will not meet your A or even B goals in some cases. This doesn’t mean you never will, but that the timing simply is not perfect.
Second lesson learned? Sleep and work sometimes have to be prioritized over running. I’m sure I could have killed myself to get a few extra runs in, but running isn’t supposed to make me miserable. It’s supposed to be there for me when I need it.
Third lesson learned? Don’t be so hard on yourself. I really have been regretting writing that silly post. But who cares? I wrote it with the intention of wanting to get there and I don’t need to feel embarrassed or bad for not following through. My life, my running.
3. I’m graduating in a month!
1. I’m ready to graduate.
2. I’m scared to become financially independent.
3. I’m happy to be staying in NYC ( see no. 1 above).
4. I think I will miss having a broken up routine of class + breaks + internships etc.
5. I am excited to find my own apartment that I will be paying rent for.
6. I’m going to have to become really creative with lots of things. Namely food (why is food SO expensive!)
7. I feel like I’m hanging on a trapeze and I’m right at the cusp where I’m about to let go and try and catch the other bar.
Questions for you lovely folks:
1. What are your best budget tips?
2. Did you save money your first year out of college?
3. What are your best food tips to save money?
4. Any advice on how to become more calm with the idea of being financially independent?