As I previously posted, I am very lucky to be able to have taken a 2 month break after graduation. I convinced myself that it was OK to do a whole lot of nothing for 2 months because I deserved it after the stressors of grad school and before entering the real-life working world. I knew that 2 months would be a perfect amount of time!
It has now been 3 months and 10 days.
The reason for the extended period of time being that the job search, frankly, sucks.
I am very thankful for my stress-free break from the real world. However, since I have taken on this “break”, I have also taken on the role of stay-at-home-girlfriend.
Since Jaron works long hours, I took on the responsibilities of cooking and cleaning. Besides, I have nothing else to do, so it will be no problem, right? HA! Here are the new found stressors of being a stay-at-home-girlfriend:
Cooking. I have never had to cook for anyone on a regular basis before. Throughout college, I was fine with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or scrambled eggs for dinner. But now, I have to make real meals. So I’m kind of new to this. I do, however, have to thank my friend, Hilary, for convincing me to buy a crock pot. Life changing, I tell ya!
Laundry. I have two problems with this. 1. How much laundry can two people make?! 2. Boys are really smelly.
Cleaning. There are only two of us and I feel like I am constantly picking up around the house. God help me when I have children.
Luckily, Jaron does not expect extravagant meals nor does he expect the house to be spotless every day and for that I am forever grateful.
Some of you may be thinking, “She needs to quit her bitchin’! It’s not like she has a family to look after! She should be thankful!” Don’t worry. I am. I really really am.
I need a job. Fast.