Tuesday, May 17, 2011

True Life After College

In a perfect world, Tom and I would both be gainfully employed after graduation and still planning on getting married on June 18th.

In a perfect world, we would be looking for a house to rent with a big back yard, at least three bedrooms, a big kitchen, and a front porch with a swing.

In a perfect world, we would not be worried about paying of massive student loans (mine) or worrying about health insurance after graduation.

One thing I've realized in the last couple of months is that this is not a perfect world, but is instead the real world.  While things "fall into place" it doesn't always happen over night.

Instead of going off and conquering the world, Tom and I have decided to move up to his parents' house in Virginia for the summer while he looks for a job in the world of Sports Broadcasting while we get "summer jobs" to start saving money for all of the bills we will begin to face.

After weighing all of our options, we realized that by moving up to his parents house, we could not only keep our little family together, but there is a plethora of jobs that we could get for the summer up there and be able to save every single penny that we make.  Plus, they have a giant fenced in back yard, a big yellow lab, and a salt-water pool that our fur-baby can enjoy.

While real life is not the same as our perfect world, it isn't all bad.  Tom and I are graduating (yay!) and are starting our post-college lives together!  We are anxiously awaiting on him hearing back from all of the applications that he has sent out (I mean to every state from South Dakota to Louisiana!) and once he gets a "Yes, we want to hire you!" we will pack up our cars and head to wherever in the country that job is!

This is an exciting time in our lives and I have been waiting so long to reveal to y'all what all is going on! Now...let the packing begin!


Jenn W said...

congratulations on graduation! i don't even want to THINK about paying college loans off...yay for grad school and putting them off (while piling on more) for the next two years.
Hope yall are able to get jobs! where in VA will you be moving to?

Lauren H. Edmondson said...

my husband and I both moved to our parents' houses after graduation (before we got married) to save some dinero so we could support ourselves when we were on our own. Our friends picked on us for being back under our mama and daddy's roofs but trust me it was definitely worth it! good luck with the job search!

[SMASH] said...

That's definitely a smart option. Be wise with your money these first few months [save what you can!]. Plus your student loans shouldn't start repayment for about 6 months so use that time wisely. Good luck!

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