Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Rough Life

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.


  1. love it! i feel you love... i was home all alone for 4 months while looking for a job and the laundry gets out of hand and the cooking takes awhile, youll probably be eating a lot of pasta and rice. stay strong! good things come to those who wait <3

  2. Hang in there Alli...when it's right, it's right. The job will find you! In the meantime, pick up a new hobby! Find cool events around town! Find young professional networking events! It all works!

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  4. Alli i love your post and i understand your dilemma, i went through a similar lull after i graduated… like with most things it just takes time… sorry i don’t have better advice on the post-grad lull!! on the other hand, i have tons of advice on cooking/baking… a cuisinart makes chopping ANYTHING fast and easy… just throw it in and turn it on!