Accomplishing the Big Things

In case you guys couldn’t tell, this references the last post I made regarding my goals for 2013.  Well, we’re eighteen days into the New Year, and I’ve already accomplished two of my biggest goals named in that post.

(If you need a refresher course, that list is here.)

For one thing, I have a writing job!  I will be working as a Web Content Writer for a big company in Iowa, where I went to school.  It’s a full time job lasting six to twelve months, and it’s temp to hire, which is really encouraging.  I start January 22nd, which is the Tuesday after Martin Luther King Day, and I’m both excited and freaking out.  This brings me to the second part of my news:  I moved out of my parents’ house.

After I found out about the job I’d been offered, I bought a car, packed my stuff, and moved in with married friends of mine.  (Let it be noted that they have a house and a lot of extra space.)  So now I have a place that I’m partially responsible for, with bills to pay, and full time responsibilities to uphold.

It’s really exciting and supremely scary, knowing that everything depends on me.  My parents could bail me out if I absolutely needed it, but I’d rather they don’t have to.  And even though they were super good to me while I was making minimal money and living at home, I don’t really want to go back either.  At the same time, I love being in the vicinity of my school friends–the majority of them–and my boyfriend.  I like being able to do what I want when I want, at least for the most part.

And even though I’m terrified that my job won’t hire me on full time, I have a feeling that I’m going to love getting the kind of writing experience you can’t get in college, working with other writers at various levels, and hopefully, getting to use my language skills some.

I’ll check back in on how the rest of that list is coming along shortly.  For now though, I just wanted to let you guys know that the New Year is off to a great start, and if I can accomplish two of the six goals on my list, then so can you.  🙂

How has the beginning of your year been?  Is it everything you wanted it to be–or is there still room for improvement?

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