Post Grad Life: 16 Months

16 months after graduating from college

Where has the time time gone? I can't believe it's been 16 months... aka almost 1.5 years since I walked across the stage. A lot has changed since I graduated, from my blog taking off, to landing my first job to traveling to NYC to traveling to Chicago. Not to mention speaking on a couple of panels, doing the big chop and so much more. I've been busy and blessed to accomplish so much. You can catch up on other Post Grad posts here or at the following links:

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Post Grad Life: 14 Months
Post Grad Life: 12 Months
Post Grad Life: 10 Months
Post Grad Life: 9 Months

Every month, I like to update my readers on what I'm doing and how things are progressing in my world. I want to include y'all in every step of the process. No need to only share the highlight reel because sometimes the struggle is real and I have no idea what I'm doing. Below is a peak into my world. 

Employment
Ad agency ✔

Housing
I am still living with my grandfather. Lately I've been thinking about moving out. I'm interested in occupying my own space again. I haven't quite figured out a hard date to move out but I'm looking at next May, which will make 2 years of being home with my grandpa. 

Debt
I've started paying on my student loans and have a plan to pay down more as the year progresses. I am considering applying for a seasonal retail job to help cover my debts as well. I won't move out on my own until I've paid off a considerable amount of student loan debt. Are you interested in paying off your debt? If I provided a checklist or income tracker, would you use it?

Lifestyle
I'm no longer dating, so that frees up a lot of time to do things that I love. I've decided to spend less time online and more time experiencing new things. I'm in a space filled with self-discovery and new found confidence. It is amazing what we can accomplish when we stop looking to outside sources for fulfillment and validation. I never realized how tied I was to my last situation until it ended. 

Goals

  • Pay off business credit card by December 31, 2016.
  • Put together a plan to move out by June 1, 2017.

That's all folks. I've learned that less is more and sometimes making too many goals gets overwhelming. I accomplish my goals when I break them into smaller actionable steps. what about you? 

How do you set your goals? How do you make sure you accomplish what you set out to do? Share below.

 

Post Grad ChatJasmine Cooper