d., megan

'She's known as an individual, a party girl, a procrastinator, an absolute failure, and a huge success.' #AST #ALPHANU

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Many know this familiar face . He was a man of astounding accomplishments with a desire to educate and lead students toward a bright future. I had the privilege to be taught by such a role model for four years at York College. Although his attendance policy was something to argue, I could not be more thankful for learning from such an amazing person. I will never forget to look for grammatical errors in my writing, the difference between strategies and tactics, but especially, I will never forget one of the best professors at York College, Dr. Robert Carroll. Thank you for your dedication to the York College community and your students. You were an influence to many and will always be, along with Mrs. Jennifer Hope Carroll, the face of Public Relations at York College. Thank you always.

Many know this familiar face . He was a man of astounding accomplishments with a desire to educate and lead students toward a bright future. I had the privilege to be taught by such a role model for four years at York College. Although his attendance policy was something to argue, I could not be more thankful for learning from such an amazing person. I will never forget to look for grammatical errors in my writing, the difference between strategies and tactics, but especially, I will never forget one of the best professors at York College, Dr. Robert Carroll. Thank you for your dedication to the York College community and your students. You were an influence to many and will always be, along with Mrs. Jennifer Hope Carroll, the face of Public Relations at York College. Thank you always.

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Getting settled.

I am officially moved in! And finished my first week of work! This was a tough two weeks but it was a successful move and I am very happy where I am. To be honest, I wouldn’t have been able to do this if it wasn’t for my friends and family.

At first the move was a little stressful and I may have been a little sensitive but thankfully my parents were very patient and really helped me. It definitely was not easy but it would have been 100 times worse if they weren’t here. It was comforting. My sister actually just left today and her visit was great. I was able to go out, hang out with old friends, meet new ones and put some personal touches to my apartment. She was a HUGE help.

Unfortunately, I was sleeping on an air bed up until yesterday but now I have all my furniture! I swear I am a real carpenter. I put together a couch, chaise, slipper chair, coffee table, tv stand, ladder shelf, desk and bed. Proud of me. It was hard though. No wonder guys normally take that department.

Anyway, I absolutely love my job! I feel like it has meaning now, which is exactly what I was looking for. I am still trying to learn everything but so far so good. Only time will tell but I foresee a great future ahead of me and I can’t wait. I just need to make sure I give it my all every day and take as much from this experience as possible.

Talk to you soon :)

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Apartment approval

You know how in the movies people have these trendy, cute apartments that look almost effortless? Well not only is that mucho expensive and hard to find but the movies are leaving a few things out, as usual.

So now that I quit my old job, accepted my new job and am moving to Harrisburg all in one week, that whole process you missed in the movies is happening in fast forward.
I went apartment shopping with my best friend and former roommate yesterday and woah it was not easy. I made an entire game plan of places to see but things always don’t work out the way you want. The pros and cons were endless and almost scary. There are so many things you have to think about. Commuting to work, grocery shopping, where can I park, can I breathe in this apt, can I trust the people living around me, can I afford this? Those are not even half the questions I had to answer each 15 minute walk-through. If you didn’t think I was anal and pushy before, it was in full force yesterday.

THANKFULLY I finally found the perfect place, now I am just waiting to get approved. God please let me get approved!!!! I can just picture my whole life in that apartment. I have been shopping for furniture with my mom and my trendy, cute apartment is at my fingertips…. Once I find out if the apartment is mine or not. Sooo frustrating. I can’t order my cute blue trendy couch and my taupe chaise lounge until I find out if I have an address to send it to. #gettingimpatient

Oh another thing- moving out on your own is SOOO EXPENSIVE. After buying my precious 98 Volkswagen Cabrio I was already out some money and now I have to think about security deposit, rent, bills and household items. #woof

Time will tell but I’ll keep you posted. Word of advice: when someone says to prepare for your future, actually LISTEN. Cause they are not kidding.

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How do you know if you are making the right “move?”

Do you know that one decision can change the direction your career path will take? I feel like people just kind of shrug it off and say “you’ll have so many opportunities” or “something great will come along.” But how do you know when it is that something great? Do you make the jump?

Ever since I have graduated I have been applying everywhere in order to get my “dream job” but to be honest I am not sure I even know what that is anymore. It is so difficult to find a job right now that you pretty much have to take anything you can get. Unfortunately, I have never been that type of person. I don’t like settling. So the real question is, how far will I go? I mean two weeks ago I was thinking Georgia. That’s a pretty far jump and I was actually prepared to just up and leave my home. Maybe college did not fully prepare me for this part. The in-between. Honestly, I don’t care where I am or who I work with I just want to feel like I am actually doing something I care about.

Crossing my fingers because I think something is coming my way. Or at least I hope there is. Somewhere.

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Very confused

I am not sure how to deal with a few series of events lately. I think I am starting to get a little overwhelmed so before I let it get the best of me I figured I should address them. Now I’m not going to post all my issues/concerns for the whole world to read because, let’s be real that’ll create more drama for myself. Instead I am going to publish a few helpful “observations.”
1. Friends are your biggest support system, but the best ones never have to say they are sorry.
2. If you want something to change the first place to look is in the mirror. 3. Harmony exists when you understand the world from every angle.

For now.

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