After eight semesters of hard work, plus a couple of summer classes here and there, I’ve graduated from the University of Mary Washington!
I’ve graduated with departmental honors and a BA in English: Creative Writing, summa cum laude.
So now that I’ve graduated I’ve faced an exponential increase of family and/or random people asking me:
“So what are you going to do with your life now that you’ve graduated? Are you going into journalism? Are you going to teach?…”
Then they stare at me, unblinking, until I say something.
Like many of my fellow peers, I don’t really have a plan for my career yet (most of them fell through for various reasons), and thus, these questions get really old, really fast.
If I was smart I would say something random, like “I’m going to become a scuba diving instructor in Hawaii.” (I’m an actual Scuba diver but no-where near experienced enough to be an instructor! Although I would love to move to Hawaii for a few years!)
But really this is what I tell people I have planned for the next few months:
1) Figure out how to fit everything I brought back from my apartment into my room at home. My room here is the size of a cardboard box, no joke, so this is going to be tricky!
2) In 11 days I am flying to California to meet up with my Australian friend Rose who I met in New Zealand last year.
Then we are going to travel together around California, Arizona and Nevada for a little over two weeks. After that we are headed over to the East coast to do more traveling until she leaves in mid-July.
I am super excited because Rose is one of my closest friends and I haven’t seen her in almost a year. Also, while I’m from California, I’ve never been to Arizona or Nevada, so I am looking forward to traveling there.
I’m also looking forward to showing off the best of America to Rose because she has never been to the U.S. before.
So definitely be on the lookout for more blog posts about her and our trip in the upcoming future!
3) Once Rose leaves its all going to be about applying for jobs or internships or seeing if I have any money left over to do more traveling. I got the travelin’ bug and I want to see as much of the world as possible before I’m 25.
Goal in life: Visit all the countries in the world plus Antartica. This can happen I just need to invent/write something that I can make bank on!