|black dress: Rue 21 :: top, necklace: Forever 21 :: wedges: Hot Topic::|
purse: Juicy Couture
I've been feeling a little down in the dumps lately, and I'm trying to not let it get to me too much. As you may already know, I graduated last May, and, since then, have been looking for a job. I live in a small-ish city smack dab in the middle of nowhere, really. Most of my friends who have teaching jobs drive around a 50 or so mile radius just to make ends meet. It really pains me to hear that my fellow colleagues aren't getting paid very well or are working jobs that don't have anything to do with the degree they worked so hard in, or (even worse) working jobs they don't actually enjoy.
I've been really picky with the jobs I've been applying to. I don't want to commute, since I've driven 2+ hours everyday for the past two years, and I'm quite honestly sick of it. I also want a job with set hours. For all the grad students out there, you understand what I mean about this. Being a grad student is, in itself, a full-time, around the clock job. Lastly, I want a job that I know I'll have fun doing.
My requirements aren't demanding, and I should be able to find a job, right? Well, my location and the current state of the job market just aren't in my favor. That's why I've been a little down. But you know what instantly makes me feel better?
Mixing clothes to make an outfit and putting makeup on really help me get out of cliched rut of blah.
What do you do to banish the blahs?
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!
ps. I've just got a Pinterest account and have been furiously pinning! I'm totally hooked. Come pin with me!