So for those of you not in-the-know about my daily life, I've recently completed my third degree program! I finished up my Bachelor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May and have been trying to hit the ground running concerning the job hunt.
I learned a lot while living in Madison. Not just about art and graphic design but also a lot about living on my own and the sometimes 'dreaded' aspect of being an adult. I had many firsts while away from Oklahoma:
- Solo apartment
- Moving experience
- Death in the family
- Occupational stability
- Financial stability
... among many others that I'm not recalling I'm sure. Madison allowed me the space to develop as a person and I'm glad to have called it my first adventure away from home.
That being said: it was also really isolating at times. I was a 15-hour drive and at least 5-hour, $300 flight away from my immediate family and an 11-hour drive from my extended family. The distance took its toll which helped me make the decision to come back home, even without a job offer in my field straight away.
So as of now, I'm still job hunting but not remaining idle. I know my situation at the moment isn't ideal for anyone in the same boat but its still a paycheck as I look for better opportunities closer to home. I've been trying to expand and work on various creative pursuits so that's been helpful.