Not at all related to working out

Job search update: I accepted a job at the York Daily Record in York, Pa. I’ll be working as a business lifestyle reporter, which basically means reporting on the way people spend, save and earn. It sounds like a really cool position and I’m excited about it.

My mom is freaking out about the salary. She’s told me she has had about three panic attacks about my not being able to pay off things like student loans and rent and car insurance and cell phone bills and everything. And the fact that I’m not going to be making that much money has led to many a tense moment between us as of late.

I mean yes the money will most certainly be tight and I’m definitely worried about it too, but I don’t know maybe I’m just in denial for now because I’m glad to have a job and I get to enjoy the last bit of my last semester.

Now I get the fun task of looking at apartments and trying to find someone to live in my CP apartment.

I’ve also checked out the running clubs in the York area. I figure it’s a good way to meet people and learn where it is and isn’t safe to run in the area.

I’m kind of all out of sorts about everything because it seems like it happened so fast. But it’s exciting and fun.

And now I’m off to tidy up the apartment because potential subleasers are coming to visit tomorrow.

Comments

  1. Congratulations on the job! :) It’s not always about money, it’s about enjoying what you do. You’ll find a way to make do, even if it means giving some things up for awhile.

    Good luck finding a new place!

  2. WOOHOO Very exciting!!!!! Congratulations!

  3. money schmunny. those types of things will all work themselves out. what’s important is that you have a job you’re excited about. that’s not as common as it should be. :)

  4. Hey, congrats! You gotta start somewhere! I struggled the first three years in Atlanta. Use this as a springboard for your future. Sacrifice while you are young, and reap the rewards when you are older!! I say :-)

  5. CONGRATS!!!!!! I absolutely agree with Annette. You will FIND a way to make it work, you always do :-)

  6. Congrats! It sounds like a very exciting position.

    Good luck with everything!

  7. Congrats on finding a job! There are many college graduates who are in a tougher position than you — many will graduate with nothing lined up after graduation.

    And yes, you probably won’t make much first thing out of college (personally, I think many students are unprepared for that reality — they seem to believe they’ll graduate and be making what their parents make, neglecting to realize that it took years for their parents to build up to that salary).

    What counts with your first few jobs is experience. As you work and learn and gain that experience, you may become qaualified to move up to positions that pay better, but it isn’t a process that happens over night.

  8. Congrats on the job!! Tell your Mom that it could be worse. Some people finish college and move back HOME without a job!!! ;-)

  9. Congrads on the new job! I would not worry about your mom with the salary level. You need to do what you enjoy. Money does not bring happiness.

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