Life Update//Graduating & Moving To Boston!

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Hi!

As you can probably tell from the title of this post, a lot has been going on in my life lately! Which is exactly why I wanted to catch you all up.

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To start off, I graduated from Ohio University a few weeks ago and it’s still very surreal. My four years of college were some of my best years yet (I know I’m a walking cliche), and they’ll always hold such a special place in my heart. They set me up for the “real world”, but not as much from classes as parents would like to believe (lots of money later). More so, most of my life lessons came from the people I met and experiences I had. Becoming part of the community of that little town was one hell of an experience and I’m glad I got to leave my mark. It was my first, second home and for that, I’m very grateful.

Next up on the list- I moved to Boston! If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you already know that, but I wanted to elaborate a little more on why I’m here and my experience.

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As graduation started inching closer and closer, thoughts of “what’s next?” started to lurk in my mind. Unlike most, soon-to-be, college graduates, I wasn’t extremely stressed or worried about post-grad life. I have this determined mantra of, “everything happens for a reason” and I truly think that was what guided me through the last few months. I thought about moving to New York City and how much I would love to have that life for a  while. I also debated on staying home, getting a fun bartending/waitressing job and living up the uncertainty of life for the summer. I even researched what it takes to become an aupair (I mean why not?!). I went back and forth on different ideas, and then just started to apply; to anything and everything. Over a few months span, I looked for interesting internships and jobs in cities all over and had a few leads that didn’t quite work out. Until one day I came across my current internship. It was located in Boston, paid, and at a small PR firm with an adorable office. Perfect. I hit apply and then emailed the job poster with my resume and a little about myself (Tip: If you’re using LinkedIn Easy Apply, you should always do this if you can find a contact!). As it turns out the job poster was not only an alumna of Ohio University but was also from Cleveland (my hometown). I received a phone interview and then an offer for the internship soon after. Now, here I am!

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Finding housing in my budget was extremely hard, (Boston is expensive af people!) and there were definitely a few bumps in the road. But like I said before, everything happens for a reason and in the end, all the details fell perfectly in the palm of my hand. Since I’ve been here I’ve been lucky enough to have a few friends from the area show me around and I can’t tell you a single aspect I dislike. Who knows, maybe I’ll be sick of it by the time my internship is up, but for now, I’m loving every bit.

Since my move, I’ve been getting a lot of messages from people that go something like this, “You moved there all by yourself?”, “I could never do that”, “Did you move there with any friends?”. Don’t get me wrong, they’re all encouraging messages and I’m extremely grateful to have people’s support. At the same time, it makes me sad how many people are so afraid to do something completely on their own. They fail to see the excitement and joy of new beginnings, and instead only see the hardship, fear, and potential failure. The comment I get the most that really bothers me is ” I wish I could do that.” I want to scream back, YOU CAN DO IT. If you really want to do something, you have every ability to make it happen. No, it will not be easy and issues will arise. But no matter the experience, there’s no doubt you’ll end better on the other side.

Well, that’s all for now folks. I hope you all had a lovely weekend and I’ll be sure to be keeping you in the loop this summer. Let me know of any Boston recommendations you may have in the meantime!

Have a Delightful Day,

Kaitlin

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