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    4 Ways To Handle Getting Rejected From a Job

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    Nothing like refreshing your email inbox bright and early Monday morning, and seeing the ever-so-dreaded + overused:
    “We regret to inform you, you did not get the job.”
    Just going to throw this out there, but for every job rejection letter you receive, a bottle of wine should simultaneously be delivered to you. For, you know, the sting of rejection.
    So here’s the thing. I graduated college in June. I got a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I interned while I was completing my degree. And the majority of my job experience came from a company I worked for for over six years. Not to toot my own horn but like.. I got sh*t done. Right? RIGHT?!?!
    Yeah.. maybe. But while I was getting sh*t done, so were many of my other fellow twenty somethings. And having a degree nowadays means something but doesn’t mean everything. And this is really important to remember.
    So it’s now October. *FREAKING BATS*. And my web browser is always defaulted on indeed.com and my LinkedIn is getting more attention than whatever the Kardashians are doing these days. But, I’m still jobless. In San Francisco. The city of opportunities and individuality. And also the city where it costs an arm and a leg to afford a closet on 8th street each month.
    Shorter version: it ain’t that easy. And there’s a lot of pressure. But I’m here as a struggling millennial to tell you it will only go up from here. And that even though it may take more time than you expected, you will land a job you love.
    But in the meantime, grab a glass of wine, keep refreshing that inbox, and let me explain some tips for when you get that job rejection letter:

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    5 Ways to Get Out of a Funk

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    Friends. It’s me. That one twenty-something writer girl that loves Cupcake Pinot Grigio and also that writer girl that disappeared for a little while.
    I’m back. And I come bearing CHANGES. I’m currently sitting in my chic San Francisco apartment (yeah.. I’m freaking out too…), with my pumpkin cupcake candle and writing in my journal. Okay, so not EVERYTHING has changed, but enough has that I’m officially out of my comfort zone.
    And while I want to dedicate my first post back to my big move to the city, I like to keep things real on this page. And there is nothing more real than the emotions and waves that happen behind-the-scenes in someone’s life.. so here we are: writing about this funk I have been in all summer, really up until I moved to the city by the bay.
    And it took me a little while to figure out why. There was nothing significant that had happened to me that would have caused me to feel so consistently.. sad. And it wasn’t the kind of sad where I was stuck in bed all day, sleeping long hours just wishing the hours in the day would be cut in half and each day would fly by. But instead, it was the kind of sad that wasn’t as familiar to me. The kind of sad where I just felt.. blah. I was still able to go out with friends, and family, and genuinely have a good time. But at the end of the day I was mentally exhausted. I craved even more alone time than usual. And I sometimes even cried myself to sleep at night, even though nothing that day had triggered it.
    I was in a funk. A twenty-something stress induced funk. And it was absolutely exhausting. And confusing, because I couldn’t seem to pull myself out of it for months. Looking back, I realize I was not able to pull myself out of this funk solely for the reason I was not motivated to. That would require energy, and that was just one thing I did not have.
    But things are different now. I’ve gone through some big life changes that have forced me to re-evaluate my life and reflect back on what I could do the next time I find myself on the sadder side. And I wanted to share these tips with you guys too because, well because I know how difficult being a twenty-something could be. And to be honest, we have so much ass-kicking to do this decade there is just not enough time to be stuck in a funk. #amiright ?!
    So, without further ado, here are 4 ways to get out of a funk.

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    I Graduated College, Now What? + 6 Tips to Help You Navigate Post-College Life

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    Well guys, I freaking did it. With the help of coffee, wine, Quizlet and free tutoring in the campus library, my dream of receiving my college degree finally came to fruition. And to be honest, it’s still a bit surreal. And also, it was much harder than I ever expected! But man, having something that you work so hard for that you will be able to use and show for the rest of your life is one hell of a feeling, and the late nights and lack of social life in between made it all worth it once I crossed that stage.

    So.. here I am. A twenty-something college graduate. Hi. Um. Now what?

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    My TwentySomething Best Friend Got Her Life Saving Transplant

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