Last May I graduated from Texas Tech University with a teaching degree. At our last meeting together as a graduating class, our professors so kindly reminded us that we were graduating in one of the worst years a graduating class has seen in a while. Translation: "good luck finding a job!" So a month after graduation, guess who moved back home! I moved home to help my parents save money and look for a job from there.
I applied to many, many schools with the help of my mom. Her way of helping was folding out a map of Texas, pointing to small towns and looking them up online. Very effective! Not knowing where these towns were located was not a problem considering I just wanted a job and to move out of my parent's house....again.
This leads me to what I did during my long summer in "job limbo." I didn't know what town I would be living in, what school I would be teaching in, what grade, what my apartment would look like, maybe I'd find a cheap house....well you get the point. My life was completely up in the air. So, what did I decide to do? Nest! I nested ALL summer. I raided our local antique mall and found any piece of sad furniture I thought I could update and use in my future and maybe non-existent home. Little did I know, the job I would find would be right here in my home town! I was extremely lucky to find an amazing apartment with an equally amazing landlord who allowed me to do whatever I wanted in this apartment. I mean everything...chalkboard wall? Yes and thank you! So, I am making this blog to document the cheap, $300 "remodel" myself, my boyfriend, my sisters, my cousin, my parents, my grandparents, strangers walking on the sidewalk, took on last summer and during the last year. But first, my nesting projects! I will never, EVER write this much...I talk a lot in real life, so I'm not sure why I thought a blog would be different, but man look up at the book you just read!