I have excellent news! The wonderful and talented and ocularly stylish (is that how you say “has nice glasses?”) Sarah Von of Yes & Yes was kind enough to let me review her fabulous e-course The Post College Survival Kit!
Full disclosure: I wanted to read the kit, badly, but I was broke, and Sarah was sweet enough to give me a discount in exchange for an honest review. She’s pretty rad. But I am not being paid for this post, and all opinions are 100% my own. She didn’t even ask me to say she has nice glasses (she just does).
Now for the fun stuff! If you’ve never seen me post about Sarah before, here’s what you need to know:
She has all of the awesome. All of it. How so?
> She’s furnished her apartment entirely from thrift store and secondhand items, and still managed to make it chic.
> She’s gone on countless solo trips, lived to tell the tale, and never needed Liam Neeson to come save her.
> If you’ve ever spoken with her, you know this already, but if you haven’t, you should… because she’s one of the most interesting, genuine people I’ve had the pleasure of e-meeting.
So what’s the Post College Survival Kit? It’s basically How to Be Awesome After College. It’s all of the life stuff people don’t tell you until after you’re all like, “Hey, mom and dad, I have like $5,000 of credit card debt, my boyfriend deals coke, and he’s not even always in the air never flying coach. I live in a roach infested apartment that costs $1,200. And all of my friends are blood-sucking leeches.” Then, maybe, maybe someone will step in and help you. Maybe. But why not avoid all of that and go straight to Sarah’s collection of awesome advice and life tidbits? Why not indeed.
What will I learn? ALL OF THE THINGS. Memes aside, in just the first installment (of 3! Trifecta of knowledge!) you will learn about apartment hunting, roommate finding and keeping, relationships out of college, moving in with your SO without killing them, and more!
Can you give me some highlights or something? I want to know I’m getting my money’s worth. First of all, the course is $45. Let’s be realistic. What were you going to buy with an extra $45? If you don’t live in a big city, you could probably get a semi decent amount of weed. Which, ok, is going to sort of reduce your stress level, but it’s surely not going to make you better informed, and it’s going to be gone soon anyway. And you’re going to spend even more money on pizza because we all know that you get the munchies. Weed is not a good $45 investment for your future. But yes, I will give you some ballin’ highlights to prove to you how much better than weed Sarah’s e-course is.
& Sarah will teach you how to decorate your first teeny-tiny apartment (that’s not roach infested because you first learned how to apartment hunt in chapter one!) on a mini-bitty budget. That’s right. And if you doubt her design skills, interest, or tastes, check out the design tags on Yes & Yes.
& You know how you probably met the majority of your friends in college because of where you all lived, the classes you took, and your clubs and organizations? The adult world doesn’t have it set up so easily for you. This sometimes throws me into a state of hermit panic. No more! GUYS, SHE TELLS YOU HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS. This is shit we haven’t seriously had to practice since like 3 years old, and we’ve gotten rusty.
& The included dating advice is like the Anti-Cosmo, as in, it makes sense and it’s not sexist or heteronormative. You like to date girls? Sarah’s not going to tell you how to “snag a man” (ew). Why is the course set up this way? Because the focus is on being a YOU that a great other would like to be with! Also included are tips on meeting interesting people you might want to date, date ideas now that you have more choices than the cafeteria or the local $5 pizza joint, how you shouldn’t take shit from any scrub, and…
& How to move in with your SO without killing them or being killed! I love, love, LOVE the points Sarah makes about communication. There are hills to die on, and she addresses the important ones, and the ones on which you should consider waving the white flag to kiss and make up.
Are you convinced? Even if you don’t end up purchasing the Kit, I highly, highly suggest paying Sarah a visit over at Yes & Yes to osmose some of her awesomeness for yourself. You can also find her on Twitter.