Beginning (adjective):

New or inexperienced.

Happy New Year! 

In 2014 I had a lot to be thankful for, and I plan to continue this for the New Year. These past few months back in the States have been one wild ride.

The transition from full-time student to full-time worker has forwarded me an opportunity to think about what it is I  want to do with my life, my career, and my happiness …and also pay my bills.

In September, I searched continuously for a job, and as a result, I had three. A brief timeline of my past few months include working with children, photographing babies, and currently, I am a news desk editor. As most people may know, the news never stops, so in this industry abnormal work-hours are common. I work from night into the morning, which has been one of the most challenging adjustments I've ever had to make. 

When applying for jobs after graduation, it can sometimes feel discouraging, but the most important thing to remember is never to give up. Before I began the long process of filling out applications, I took some time to write down my skills and achievements for my resume and cover letter. These two documents are the key to landing that interview. Tailoring your resume and cover letter to the position your “heart oh so desires” is a must!

In all, I am enjoying my time out of school, but I would be lying if I said I didn't miss my friends and college life (minus the exams). I also live in a new area which I love, because I can plan new activities for the weekend, go for a run in different places, and try all types of food.

*These photos are just a few of my favorites from the end of 2014 shot by Christian Henry.

“Each Day We Are Born Again. What We Do Today is What Matters Most.”- BUDDHA