Saturday, July 19, 2014

I'm not going to lie, life after graduation is completely different than I thought it would least after the first month. 

I was one of the over-achieving college grads who decided to start my full-time job the day after graduation. I was so excited to be back at the advertising agency where I interned last summer that I didn't want to waste any time getting back. I'm regretting not taking at least a week off in between graduation and school. 

I'm so exhausted. 

I thought it wouldn't be as bad because I'm back at my old agency, but to my surprise, I was placed on a completely different team with new people. Don't get me wrong, I'm completely and utterly blessed to be where I am. I'm working in television media planning and I work with the most incredible people. but the transition from being an all-digital intern to a full-time television employee was much more difficult than I anticipated. 

So yes, I absolutely LOVE job my job, but I feel like I'm already burnt out. For those of you who made the wise choice to take a break from school and work, I applaud you! The overachiever in me got the best of me, and I'm finally feeling the tiring repercussions. My utter exhaustion is probably what caused me to take a month off from my blog. 

On the bright side, I have more time to spend with my friends that are still in the city and more "me" time (which is essential from someone like me who stresses easily). Hopefully this exhaustion is just a temporary thing which I adjust to my adult life. I'm hoping to get back into my regular yoga-doing, always-blogging, happy-go-lucky routine!


  1. I love working in advertising! Great to hear a fellow Addy and Blogger's perspective on ad life. I am so busy at work, I have a hard time balancing work, life and blogging. At times my blog is neglected and I hate that, but hopefully one day I'll get in a better groove! :)

  2. Adulthood is rough! Not to discount the stress of college and finals but a lot changes once you graduate.

    Keep making time for yoga and church. They provide a mental and emotional break that you need. Wait until you have a purging cry in pigeon. (Been there. A few times)

    Make downtime a priority. Schedule nights in with your adorable cat. I love to stop at Whole Foods and pick up some sort of pastry, cheese and crusty bread. Then head home to watch a redbox/itunes rental. Sure, it's not Instagram worthy and I have to fight the FOMO feelings but my body and mind thank me.

  3. I interned at a PR firm before/after graduation with no break and felt exhausted too! It's totally normal and it takes some time after graduation to get used to working life. But don't feel guilty about taking a break, you're only young once.


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