Good afternoon everyone! It’s been awhile! I unintentionally took some time off from the blog. A few months ago I started my job search and it got overwhelming pretty fast. I was trying to juggle my 45 hour a week internship with job interviews and it wasn’t going fabulously. BUT I did end up getting a job! Well. Technically I got a few jobs:
After what felt like a million interviews and many a night crying to my boyfriend about the uncertainty of the future/having no idea which job(s) to take, I finally decided on two music therapy jobs. Both are private practices serving the Twin Cities; one is Growing With Music and the other is Keynote Music Therapy. I am THRILLED to say today was my first official day working with them! I finished up my internship last Friday (I took a week off) and so far I’m loving it! Being a music therapist is what I’ve been working towards for almost ten years.
So although I absolutely love both of these jobs and the clients I have the privilege of working with there, I had to sacrifice one little thing: my client base is pretty small. With the type of job I chose, it takes a bit of time to grow a client base. This is fine though, because during this period I’ll be working for Pup Culture walking dogs in the afternoon. It’s flexible, I’ll be outdoors, and I get to see dogs every day. I see no downside!
So where does this leave Discovering Anna? I definitely want to keep working on it! I’ve spent quite a bit of time recently building my social media accounts and thinking about the direction I want to move with my content. Overall, I want to keep the general theme of discovering the best version of myself. This is really important to me and I want to keep exploring it. Specifically, I feel like I want to focus in on my body. I’ve tried in the past to set goals for myself and document them here, but that didn’t work out super well. I’ve decided instead to do a Whole 30 during the month of April.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Anna. The Whole 30 is expensive AF and you just got your first job post-grad. You have no money.” Oh I know! That’s why I’ll be doing a series of posts about doing the Whole 30 on a budget! I’m really excited about this, so look for the posts about it coming in the next few weeks.
Overall, I’m really excited about this next stage of life! However, I know it will be difficult. I’m going to feel overwhelmed, I’m going to get anxious about money (or lack thereof) and I have no doubt I will freak out a few times. Nevertheless, I’m ready! I’m ready to find out what it really means to be responsible for yourself and live a life out in the “adult world.” Wish me luck and I’ll see you soon!