Right after I graduated, I spent a while gathering my portfolio, résumé, and cover letter. Everything is basically done now and I’ve sent in applications to a few places. I’m hoping to hear back, but I’ve also been doing a lot of research of other companies in my area as well as places like Chicago, New York, California, etc. It’s a lot to take in. I haven’t ever pictured myself moving to a big city straight out of college. I figured I would spend quite a bit of time gathering myself in my home state and see where it takes me. At a certain point, the ideal option is just that… the ideal. I need to stop focusing on what might be perfect for me and start thinking about what else could be. It’s a big jump and it’s a lot to take in. I have no idea what the cost of living in some of these places is, not to mention I don’t have family anywhere but in the southeast. That’s what the internet is for… research. There hasn’t been a time in my life where I’ve been away from my family like I would be if a company in a city like that were to take interest in me.
I’d like to think that I have a lot to offer a company. I’m not a cocky person, but I know that I am a strong candidate. I’m just ready for the opportunity to prove it. That’s all I need… the opportunity.