|^_^ I'm a nut|
Lover Man and I got married and it was great. Honestly, I'm glad it's over. I was never the girl who dreamed of being a princess and marrying a prince in a grand ceremony with every single person I've ever met in attendance, remember the introvert thing? But I will say that I really enjoyed our chill, outdoor ceremony with some of our biggest supporters, family members, and best friends. It was an experience we won't forget, but this marriage thing is turning out to be way cooler.
So, this year has been hectic. Two graduations, a marriage, two moves, a new job down and a job search underway. I am currently a house wife. Sounds amazing, but only when you're absolutely rich. I don't spend money because I'm not helping to bring any in! And God knows I want to raid TJ Maxx/Home Goods, Target, and Lowe's and make our house a magnificent reflection of
|Like, for real. She knows my heart.|
So, searching for a career opportunity and buying nothing that makes me happy leads me to share with you the finds that I'm absolutely obsessed over! Have you ever heard of The Muse? As in, themuse.com? It's a wonderful career advising site for young professionals filled with articles about resume writing, interview prep, job-related etiquette, and so much more. When I say I'm obsessed, I mean, truly I am. I'm even on their mailing list so I get interesting articles (that are usually quite relevant) sent to my inbox, maybe twice a week. Definitely check them out if you're on the hunt, like myself, or just looking for some inspiration on how to become more awesome at the role you're currently in (or want to be in and how to get there.) Seriously, I wish they paid me to say this!
Also, before I graduated I had free access to a site called Lynda.com. It's a site where you can learn almost anything and get better at, you guessed it, career-related things. I know, you're probably saying, "That's what Youtube is for!" But let us not judge so hastily, my friends. Your average nut (and professional nut) can post anything they want to Youtube,not matter how accurate or inaccurate it may be. Lynda has trusted contributors AND all of the videos are skillfully composed and presented. You won't have to worry about some shady guy teaching you public speaking from the comfort of his shared studio apartment while chillin' in his underwear. Want to become a better presenter/speaker? There's a video series about it. Want to learn how to edit stuff? There's a video about it. Got an entrepreneurial spirit? Hit this site up! I even watched a series titled "The Science of Logo Design". I don't know if this is common knowledge to the creative geeks and freaks, but it went in depth over the A.R.M.M model. Loved it! So, they have plenty of artsy/creative things on there, too.
While TheMuse.com is free, Lynda isn't, BUT their membership fees are so affordable. I plan on signing up myself (once I get an income again!) And, let's be serious, you spend more at Starbucks and on manis and pedis each month. If you're looking to have consistent access to great material, the membership is worth it... Again, wish I was getting paid for this!
Anyhow, the take-away from this is that you can always polish up your professional life by musing at things named Lynda... I kid, I kid. Seriously, there's always room for improvement, and there's always great resources out there (free and priced) that can help you improve. Seek them out and use them! You'll thank yourself for it later.
Oh, and Lover Man was disappointed that I wasn't writing about him this time around, so this is me writing about him. Isn't he the cutest? (More things about him and our whole wedding ordeal to come, if you're into that kind of thing.)
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