WELCOME!!! To First Impressions Blog!!

The response this week to the launch of my new lifestyle blog has been AMAZING to say the least. I appreciate all the love, support and encouragement from you all.

First and Foremost… The Oscar Speech…

I want to give a special thanks to Tiffany Kuehl with Tiffany Kuehl Designs, for getting inside my mind and making this page exactly what I pictured.
Another BIG thanks to Brittney Ann Cardillo, with Hosting and Toasting blog, for all the advice she gave during the process of creating F.I. (link to her blog also posted in my daily reads).
To my mother, of course, for being my weekly proofreader!
AND to all my friends and family for encouraging me to do this!

I have been thinking about starting a new blog for more than a year now. With the advice and encouragement from many, I decided to create a lifestyle blog focused on life after college. 

“The Real World,” as it’s popularly known, can be a scary place and an entirely new experience. You can no longer wear sweats all day, take a nap in the afternoon, party four nights a week and still function… when you have a thing called a JOB! (if you can, then I would love to know what job offers all of this because buddy you have it made!)

As a twenty something entering the “post grad life,” you may go through an identity crisis of sorts when it comes to figuring out the differences between college and no longer being in college. 

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You can no longer wear norts and a T all day (sorority lingo, my apologies)… what on earth do you wear to work or a job interview?

Or what about those lovely afternoon naps in between classes… how do you manage your time to still get rest and have a 9 to 5 job?

Oh, and those four nights in a row of going to band parties and Animal hour… how on earth does one find time to be social when they have piles of work that need to be done?

These are all transitions, and there are so many more, that a newly graduated twenty something goes through. One thing I have learned, since walking across the stage, is that the transition from college to life on your own with a job isn’t easy.
So I thought to myself… wouldn’t it be great to provide a resource to my fellow friends about what I have learned over the past year and a half (and continue to learn each day)?? I think so!

So that is why I started First Impressions; to provide weekly posts about surviving in a world much, much, MUCH bigger than your university. I promise you, while it may seem overwhelming, the post grad life is simply just that… a new journey to begin.

I promise not all posts will be this extensive and will go LIVE every Thursday morning. If you know me, there will be lots of sarcasm and humor (if you don’t know me, then my apologies J).

So please check back next Thursday for my post on Getting Organized in 2014, featuring some of my favorite planners and calendars.