Life Lately: Job, Moving to PA + My First Place!

Posted in Lifestyle
on April 1, 2016


The last three weeks have been a little crazy for me. I’m less than a month away from finishing my Master’s degree and celebrating my 22nd birthday, which is insane to think about. However, as you can tell from the title, there is more exciting news of what’s happening in my life.

First (Real) Job:

If you would have told me that I would have a secured job before graduation, I would have laughed because I know many graduates who interview for months before they land their first job.

What’s crazy about this job is that it all fell into place in the matter of two weeks. In two weeks, I sent in my resume, went through two interviews, received an offer and accepted to complete the process. I am a big believer that everything happens for a reason, so it’s no doubt that this was meant to be.

I’m incredibly blessed to have found an amazing job in my field. I will be a Marketing Director for a mall in Pennsylvania, which brings me to my next piece of exciting news.

New State:

Yes, I will be moving out of my home state of New York and move down to Pennsylvania. For those who don’t know, Josh is originally from Pa., and he has had a great job there that he loves. We thought it would be best for me to try and find a job there instead of us both searching for a job in New York. Thankfully, he has family there, and my family won’t be too far away either in case we need anything.

First Place:

Josh and I found a beautiful place, within 10 minutes of both of our offices, and has perfect location to everything we need. Of course, the price was also right for us. What’s crazy about the townhouse is that the process went smooth as well. It just felt like all of this was meant to work out this way, and I couldn’t feel more blessed about the entire situation.

So, what now?

I’m nervous to begin this new chapter of my life because it’s my first real job out of college, and I’ll be in a new place that I’ll call home. But I’m equally excited because I truly feel like the job is a great fit for me and my skills, and I couldn’t be happier about where we will be living.

However, there will be some weeks in April where I post less content here on my blog. Between finishing my degree and moving, there will be a lot going on for the upcoming month. I will be sure to at least post once a week to keep you guys updated on anything beauty, fashion, or life related.

I want to thank you all in advanced for being patient while I’m ending one chapter of my life and beginning a new one. I’m couldn’t ask for a better blogging community to be part of, and I can’t wait to begin this new journey of my life.

What has been going on in your life lately? Do you have any tips for me about my first job, first place or moving out of state? Please send links to your blog posts or leave your tips in the comments below!


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  • Congrats on all the accomplishments! You should be so proud! 🙂

  • Oh my goodness! After reading this, I am wondering if you are able to sleep at night! I would too excited to sleep or eat. Moving to a new state and starting a career sounds wonderful! My only advise is to live in the present and enjoy it! Don’t let it pass you by and wonder where all of the excitement went. I can’t wait to hear more about it!

    • Thanks so much for comment, Erin! It truly means so much. I will say these last two days in particular have me losing sleep simply because my mind is constantly going with all I have to do, haha! But thank you also for your advice! I’ll be sure to use it 🙂

  • Suzanna Davies

    Congratulations on all the fun new stuff that is happening for you guys!

  • Christine White

    How exciting! I hope the transition isn’t too stressful for you, but it sounds like everything is falling into place!

    • Thanks so much, Christine! Things have been going well so far, but I’m trying to take it one day at a time!

  • Abby

    So many exciting changes! Congratulations! My only advice is to make lists- tons and tons of lists. Lists of what’s in each box, lists of things you need to before and after moving, lists of what you need for the new place. Write everything down!

    • Thank you, Abby! And thanks for the tip as well. I have so many lists at this point that it’s unbearable–but they do help a lot!

  • Congratulations lady! 🙂 Are you moving near Philadelphia?

  • At least NY isn’t too far from PA. I moved to PA from AZ and it’s SOOO DIFFERENT – not just with the weather and seasons, but even the culture.

    • For me, the move isn’t too much. It’s more of how quickly we have to move in relation to when I begin my job. We only had about 3 weeks notice for our move-in date. So the stress of finding the place, securing it, and getting so much done in the shortest time was far more stressful than the idea of moving. I’m expecting a lot of good things to come from this so I can’t wait! Hope everything went well with your move!

      • Oh yeah. That would be crazy. I mean I moved b/c of college so I had june to LOOK then in July I moved like 2 weeks before clases actually started. But it sounds like a lot of positive things are happening for you! I hope mall management runs smoothly 🙂

        • Wow! That’s such a far move for school! I hope you love it there. Any tips for someone moving to Pennsylvania? I definitely could use them, haha! All I learned from other friends who live in Pa. is that they take driving very seriously–still not too sure what that means!

          • OH YES I could agree with them on that. I mean I’ve dealt with drivers in AZ & CA and PA drivers are just mean and loud. They’ll honk their horns, pass you through the bike lane (at least in philly) and are just super aggressive so I’d say always be on the lookout that way. I mean I think my biggest struggle was just the culture shock; the community is definitely more conservative than I’m used to (which I’ve accepted but not simulated!) I’m sure ya’ll have bugs in NY but keep the windows closed by the end of May or else you’ll have an army of gnats in your home (seriously, it happened to me and never again have I made that mistake! lol)

          • Oh my gosh! I will be sure to keep the windows closed for sure (thank goodness for central air, haha!)

            Thanks so much for all the tips! It’s definitely so helpful knowing other people who have gone through moving!

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