When my fellow Post-Grad writers and I decided it would be a good idea to write down all of our ridiculous post-grad lessons we’ve learned (and not learned) I never really thought that I would gain anything out of it. I just thought it’d be a fun outlet for the random thoughts in my head and that no one would actually read them (sorry guys, I was skeptical at first…it’s my nature).
I don’t really like to ever admit this (just ask my boyfriend), but man, I was wrong.
Although Jayme, Sarah and I talk pretty much every day, I’ve learned things about them that I probably would have never gotten out of a regular conversation. I then see myself incorporating their life lessons into my day-to-day activities – I’m entering myself into the cooking world, I tried the whole working out bit as a stress reliever and I may even get a spray tan (ok that’s not my biggest life lesson, but still).
Post-Grad Learning has also made me reconnect with friends who actually admitted to reading our posts…every day! Y’all are actually reading this? All the time? (Ok, so I knew someone was reading it because we check our stats, but it doesn’t say who…so yes, I’m surprised when y’all individually reach out to me). Those friends or past friends who have reached out to comment on Post-Grad Learning have also made me realize that they too are going through some of the same life happenings as we are. Post-grads everywhere are relating to my life, Jayme’s life, Sarah’s life, Duane’s life and our guest bloggers’ lives. It’s a small world.
I also want to thank the readers for challenging me. Individually we are writing one to three posts per week (yes, Sarah has dominated the posts so far) and it gets hard to think of new topics and to write about personal subjects. But it is a challenge I accept and let’s all hope the outcome is successful (or at least entertaining).
I’ve been a writer at heart since the 4th grade when Ms. Tiller had us write an original story (with illustration) that she later bounded for us like an actual book (mine won a gold ribbon or what I like to call the New York Times Best Sellers list). Now, I never admit to being the best (or a great) writer, but I do admit to enjoying the hell out of it. I even enjoy writing press releases for work…really, it’s true.
Thank you for challenging me and reading this wondrously amazing blog. You should become a guest blogger so I can learn from you too!