Real life.

Its officially been a month since graduation as of today. One month since I moved in to a “real” apartment, since I’ve been on my own and since everything changed.

It isn’t everything I hoped it’d be.

My main issue? I have way more free time than any normal human being should have.

The past few years, aka “the college years,” I’ve had a million things on my plate. Between being second in command at the school newspaper, an internship, classes, volunteer work and a semi-frequent social life, I never had a free moment. I embraced boredom because it meant I had a second to take a nap.

Now I’ve fallen into a streak of unwanted normalcy.

I get up. I go to work. I go home.

This is the part where you say, “Ellen, you need a hobby.”

And you would be right. Sure, I’ve got tons already: I wrote a song last week, I’ve started writing a new novel that’s sure to be absolute rubbish and, if you couldn’t tell by my adjective choice, I’ve watched a ridiculous amount of British movies. But I need something new.

This is where you suggest something. Do it. I know you want to.

PS- I’m joining the YMCA this week. If nothing else, at least I’ll be able to swim and pretend that I exercise every once and a while.

I’ll leave you with this Taylor Swift song because I’ve been feeling 22. Or maybe just 21.


2 thoughts on “Real life.

  1. Rod K. Taylor says:

    What did you expect? College is the best time of your life just because there is a ton of things to do. When you enter the real world you get up, go to work, and go to sleep. I was in the same boat, so I went back to school. I’m back in the same boat again, so I am going back to school–again!

  2. beardmusictchr says:

    Life is like that. That is how we ended up with Tucker. Dave and I needed a puppy to make life interesting. iI was still bored in the summer so I got a part time job. Then I started grad classes. Then I had kids – now there is no free time again!

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