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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

my life

well, it hasn't exactly taken off quite yet...
I graduated in 2010 with a degree in Architecture.
and I have had 3 "grown-up"/"real"/full-time [whatever you choose to call them] jobs since then.
now I am unemployed.  clearly, you can gather that none of those jobs have worked out.
it's pretty safe to say that I didn't like any of them...
Construction Estimator, Construction Management Office Manager, and
Marketing Coordinator at a large firm in Detroit, Michigan.

I don't know if this is true for every field,
but with Architecture, I feel that college was a complete and total LIE.
you are just given a completely different impression of what your duties will be.
real life is not as hands on as school is.  you hardly ever get to use all those great ideas you have.
besides that, your mind is clouded by the fact that you spend all your time with your friends.
even the shitty stuff is better because you are with people you love all the time.

so I have been thinking a lot about what I actually WANT to do with myself.
it's hard... I don't know why. but really..
I have, like, ideas, they seem good, but I have no idea how to make my ideas a real job.
also, you know how when you feel like you have a great idea you can't tell anyone?
you can't tell anyone because somebody might steal it... well not you guys...
but this is the internet. there are trolls out there people!

do you know what I really want to do?  I want to flip houses.
don't laugh. I know that this is a huge dream...
the economy, the housing market, blah blah crush my dreams.
I know it's totally crazy, but I can't help it. I totally want to.
here's a problem, I'm not very handy haha
one day, even if it is just once, I am totally going to do it.

well if you made it all the way to the end of this post then I appreciate you.
thanks so much for sticking it out, and I am sorry.  I don't think this really went anywhere at all...
but it's nice to get things off our chest every once in awhile.


  1. I'm totally on board with flipping houses. I'm decent at handy stuff, but not that great. Clearly Aaron has the buy the houses for us since we won't qualify though! :)

  2. Caleb and I have said in retirement we want to flip houses for fun.. and hey, why not make some fat cash while your at it? ;) its not a silly dream. Its yours!

  3. I totally agree with you about the expectations from college and then the reality afterwards. I have a degree in Spanish. Ask me if I can speak any Spanish anymore - nope! You think, "hey, I can do pretty much anything I ever want to with this degree," and then WHAM! Reality. Needless to say, I am not using my degree right now, and I'm also trying to figure out what I want to do with my life.

    I like your idea - I've always thought flipping houses would be fun! I'd have to be a supervisor, though, because I'm not real handy, either. But the idea of it seems like a fun challenge!

    - Sara

  4. I have yet to return to college because I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up...

    I don't think flipping houses is all that crazy. I used to work for a real estate agent and we had two clients who made their money that way. One of them was a man who owned his own construction business and the other was an older woman who hired contractors to do the work.

    Good luck with your goal!!!

  5. I am right there with you! I'd love to flip houses. My dad/mom purchased a few houses that we got all pretty for renting. It was pretty tough, but fun!

    I would love to do it one day when, you know..., I can actually afford to buy a house and renovate it haha