I am probably one of the most indecisive people you will ever meet. Here I talked about how I was feeling stressed out. I have known since February that I’d be moving to Wisconsin. It took me until today to make a decision on everything.
First off, a place to live. I submitted an application for an apartment and I got approved! The second I got approved I felt a little anxious. I was so happy that I had a place to live but then I started thinking about money. I am going there without a job. The idea of taking on an apartment by myself and have to pay rent and utilities all alone became a little overwhelming. I have enough money saved up to be able to do this, but the idea of potentially depleting my savings made me panic. Lucky for me, Phil is currently living alone (until August). We decided last night that the best thing is for me to move in with him for a month or however long it takes for me to get a job. Why hadn’t I thought of this all along?! Definitely could have reduced some unnecessary stress!
Next, a car. I don’t have a car here in Boston. I don’t have a car sitting at home for me in Maine. In Madison I will need a car. It isn’t a city like Boston where public transportation is everywhere. A car will be my way of getting around. I have been going back and forth for a while about how/when/where to buy a car. I felt the most comfortable buying a car here on the east coast so that I could have my Dad’s help picking one out. I know nothing about cars and he has always been my go-to when I needed help with this sort of stuff. Ultimately, I have decided against getting a car here on the east coast and will be taking on this challenge once I get to Madison. I’m sure you will hear all about it when the time comes. 🙂
Last but not least, a job. I can’t not work. I need money. I have been applying for jobs like crazy, every. single. day. There are plenty of places that I haven’t heard from and I’m sure I never will. But then there are the places that I have heard back from. Some of them just down right reject me (6 rejection emails in 2 days, yeah that hurt a little bit). And then there are the people who have contacted me who say they are very interested in me as a candidate for the position I applied for. My first reaction is, YES!, this is great news. It feels awesome to know that some people out there want to interview me! But then the bad news comes when they say they want me to come in for an interview that week. And then I say I can’t because I’m not in the area until the 20th. And then they move on. I am not sure which feeling is worse. The feeling of rejection or the helplessness I feel when someone wants to potentially hire me and I can’t capitalize on the opportunity. *sigh* It makes me want to give up on applying for jobs until I am in the Madison area but I know that isn’t smart because some companies take weeks to get back to you, and I need to stay on top of the game!
So, there you have it. Everything that has been stressing me out over the last few months seems to be resolved. 8 days until I see Phil and 10 days until the move!!! Time to enjoy my last week here in Boston…hopefully stress free. 😀