Monday, August 29, 2011

I guess I shouldn't have been so hard on myself.

On August 17th I wrote about how much trouble I was having with job searching. I honestly was starting to feel really depressed and worried. I guess I didn't need to be so hard on myself because by August 22nd I had an interview set up with a lawfirm here in Fayetteville!

The interview went well but I'm not sure if I'm qualified for the job or not. To be honest-it seemed a little scary to me. A LOT of responsibility. Now, generally that is not something that I shy away from but I'm not sure if I have the experience needed or not. I've decided to go with the mindset of whatever happens-happens. I should find out by the end of this week. Again, I'm not exactly holding my breath on this job-so in the meantime I'm going to keep up the job hunt and continue to apply for jobs.

I need to learn to stop being so hard on myself sometimes. According to the fiance the people in his unit were shocked to learn that I had an interview lined up after only one week of job searching. Apparently that's very rare and usually unheard of. He said that most of their wives searched for a month or two before even landing an interview. I think that I need to start giving myself more credit. Yes, I feel like a loser for not having a job right now but hopefully that will change soon.

It's been very interesting adjusting to life here. So far I only know one other girl who is the girlfriend of my fiance's friend. They both live in the same apartment complex as us. I haven't hung out with her one on one though yet. Good news though! The auto shop called me this morning and the jetta is finally ready to be picked up. FREEDOM! lol. I will be able to go and get things done if I have to go anywhere. It's going to be a nice feeling. Maybe it's a good thing that I didn't have a job yet because it would be very difficult if we had been maneuvering with 1 car. That would have meant that I would have to drive him to work at 4:45 every morning. Pass. lol

Well that's pretty much it for now. On the financial side of things I haven't really been spending any money. I spent 22.55 for my prescription yesterday and I made a 90.00 payment to my credit card. The first thing that I do once I get a job (God willing) is to pay off that darn credit card once and for all! Then saving for the wedding while trying to make large payments on my student loans. I don't want them plaguing me for the rest of my life!

Well I'm off to read some PF blogs and then do some more cleaning..bathrooms..ugh! And I have to remind myself to remind the fiance that when he drops chips on the rug...PICK THEM UP! Grr. It's amazing how anal I have become about cleaning. I shudder to imagine how he kept the apartment on a day to day basis lol.

Ta ta for now!
-Smart Sorority Girl

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Job Searching Woes

Alright-Let's be honest here. Technically I have only been really job searching for four days. I moved to Fayetteville on the 28th and I didn't actively start searching for jobs until last Wednesday when my fiance went back to work after his extended vacation time. I know, I know I guess I should be writing this post if it had already been two months of job searching. I just never realized how difficult it is to find jobs online. As bad as it sounds most of the jobs that I have held had basically been handed to me. A quick phone call and I usually had a job. Granted, these were minimum wage non-professional jobs-but still.

When I was applying for internships out of the ten that I applied for I received 7 interviews. Out of the four interviews that I actually went to I received three internship offers. (Side note-I would have gone to all of the interviews but you had to make a decision of whether or not you were going to intern at a firm within 24 hours of receiving an offer) So...maybe I'm just not used to struggling for jobs. I'm an extremely hard worker so please don't think that I'm slacking. I'm really not. It just seems like firms and companies advertise on five different websites for the same exact job. So I see a job advertisement and I click on it and it turns out that I had already applied for it an hour ago. Sigh. I am not going to give up my search. It just doesn't help that 75% of the jobs for firms aren't advertised on websites-it's more of a "who do you know" kind of deal.

Oh well. Maybe I just feel a little down today. The fiance is on 24 hour staff duty so I probably won't see him until tomorrow night. :( But I'm not here for a pity party. :) Tomorrow is a new day to search for jobs. :) Tonight-I'm going to stop thinking about jobs and just relax, watch some tv, and catch up on much needed pf blog posts. :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

20 days in North Carolina

Wow. It is so hard to believe that I have been in North Carolina for twenty days. Time has definitely been flying. It is amazing how fast I have adjusted to living with my fiance. It's kind of crazy because for over a year we only saw each other once a month. So far-fingers crossed-we haven't had a single fight. To be honest with you, we actually have never had a fight-ever. We have never yelled at each other. Yes, we've had moments where one of us might have annoyed the other, but that usually lasts for less than 10 minutes. Hopefully, things will continue in the same way.

He will be leaving for training for a month. It's definitely going to be a little hard for me. I'm just finally getting to live with him and then he will be leaving. He is also going to be deploying for nine months soon. It's just something that I have to deal with it. I don't have trouble accepting it, I just hope that I won't be lonely.

On the job front I haven't found a job yet. It's been less than a month and I have only been searching for a job for a little over a week so I don't think it's completely hopeless yet lol. It's really interesting because I stressed for months upon months upon months about finances. At first I thought I was going to feel absolutely miserable with the fact that my fiance would be paying for everything until I land a job minus my credit card bill. However, so far it hasn't been an issue. Please do not think that I'm viewing the fiance as a sugar daddy. I have ever intention of paying my way and my bills once I get a job. This is just temporary until I land on my feet.

We are down to one car at the moment because his car, which will be my car, is in the shop. A month ago he was in a car accident, but he was not the one that caused the accident. The car will probably be ready midsteptember. So as it is, I don't really go anywhere during the day. I stay in the apartment for the most part. Again, I don't feel like I'm trapped. There is a pool and a gym at the apartment complex but I havent used it yet. I spend the majority of my day job searching, updating cover letters, and sending out my resume. I by no means feel like he is keeping me prisoner at the apartment. I have the option of driving him to work but 4:30 am -not my cup of tea. Once I get a job-fingers crossed-then if he is gone in September I'll drive his truck-if I get the job before the end of september we will rent a car. He gets 30 days free rental. At the moment I don't think it's necessary to use the rental car unless my job status changes.

On the financial aspect I haven't spent any money minus my credit card bill. I just really really really want a job! Wish me luck on the continued job search! I hope all is going well with everyone else!