Hello everyone, I hope you’re all enjoying this beautiful Minnesota “spring” weather. I apologize for the being a couple days late on the blog post, I’ve been so busy this past month that I din’t even realize we had entered into April until it was too late. With that being said, let me give you the run down on what’s been keeping me so occupied.
For starters, school has been going good this semester! All my classes have been pretty demanding since I am taking fairly advanced courses, but I enjoy what I am learning and I think I am ready to officially declare my major which will be Applied Economics. I was considering switching majors and majoring in Ag Food Business because I felt as though I couldn’t keep up in my Econ class, but after getting our first exam back I realized that I did better than most of the class. As long as I stay focused and work hard, I should do fine. I don’t want to become an economist after college, but no matter what field of business I end up in, an Applied Econ degree should come in handy. This is especially true if I end up with a career in commercial real estate, which is what I am currently hoping to pursue.
The other thing that has been keeping me busy was a summer job hunt. I have spent the past two summers landscaping and have really enjoyed it because it allows me to work full time and make a solid amount of money to help with school. This year however, the company I worked for decided they were not going to hire college workers who can only work during the summer, because it was too much of a burden to hire and train in new employees midway through the season. Although this really turned up the pressure to find a new summer job, it was honestly a blessing in disguise because I ended up applying for, and getting hired, as a sales intern at State Farm. Although I loved the employees I worked with while landscaping, this job will give me a first step into the professional world, and will be a great intro to sales and cold-calling which could come in handy in future careers.
One last thing I want to include that was neither time consuming nor school related, and shouldn’t technically be included in this blog, was that in March of 2018 I went on a plane for the first time of my life! Really random, but I wanted include it because for my entire life I’ve been fascinated by flying, but never had the opportunity as a child. This spring though, the opportunity presented itself, and after saving up a couple paychecks from weekend side jobs, and searching for cheap tickets, I was able to finally get off the ground and into the skies!
Overall, this past month has been great! I am excited to keep on working hard so I can finish this semester strong. I hope you all have a fantastic Spring, and I’ll check back in at the end of April!