I can count on one hand the amount of times I have been on a ferris wheel and, yet, I feel as though I have been on a continuous ride for the past six months. It is as if every time I try to get off the ride it just won’t stop, it just keeps spinning and spinning and spinning. The ride has been great and there really has only been a couple of jolts, but it would be nice to be able to watch the ferris wheel from the ground once in a while.
There has been so much going on in my life I can hardly keep track of my shoes let alone find time to sit and write. That’s probably a lie.. but I am going to use it as an excuse for now.
January began my final semester of college and the continuation of my job search. Both very stressful, but something amazing happened that made it all worth it. I began dating the man of my dreams (I have always wanted to say that cheesy line). No, but for real he is the most amazing guy and this couldn’t have happened at a more inconvenient time (considering my move to Cali and his to Northern Wisconsin). With that being said, I truly believe everything happens for a reason and I am willing to go with the flow.
February was also an exciting month. I spent the first few days of the month in San Francisco and Los Angeles interviewing for Arthur J. Gallagher and their wholesale division. It was quite the whirlwind couple of days, but well worth it. February also included the military ball. Now that was an experience. My experience with the military and those in it was pretty limited until I started dating Scott. The ball was a lot of fun, it was just extremely formal and it sorta freaked me out at first.
March was pretty uneventful. Mostly just full on internal anxiety about how my interviews went for AJG and lots of homework (okay that second part is a lie, but if my mom ever asks that is what I was doing).
April was an exciting month. I was offered an internship at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (networking and maintaining mentor relationships always pays off!). The day after I was offered the internship I was offered the job at AJG!!! Long story short I took the position in LA and still chose to do the internship during the summer. I start in LA in August, meanwhile I am continuing to learn at BCBSM and spending time with my friends and family here in Michigan. April was also graduation! I never thought that day would come, but it came and it came way quicker than I could have ever imagined. My aunts, brother, sister-in-law and parents came to Grand Rapids for graduation and after we all went to dinner with Scott and his family. I was a tiny bit nervous about the families meeting, but three courses and four hours later it was probably the best night I had had in a long time. Most college kids go out and get hammered the night of graduation, not Scott and I. We hung out and laughed all night with our families. Sounds lame, but I don’t care I loved it!
Since graduation I have been working at BCBSM and preparing for my move to Cali. It is bound to be an exciting journey and I cannot wait to get it started.