Your life story is a series of consequences based on your choices. A choice has a rippling effect on the future which in turn becomes your past. This is the dilemma I’m currently facing. What do I want the story of my life to be?
Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to
Alice: I don’t much care where…
The Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go.
Alice: …so long as I get somewhere.
The Cat: Oh, you’re sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.
I will be graduating this fall with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Finishing this chapter of my life will be such a relief for multiple reasons: I will be able to move to another state (current plan is to move back to the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu for at least a year and then I’ll probably make my way to SoCal), more time, satisfaction of earning a degree…You get the idea…I’ve been working for the same company for roughly 7 years. That’s right, SEVEN. Moving to another state would mean losing that sense of job security and all the benefits that come along with being at a company for that long. I’m not going to lie, the thought of “job hunting” has me feeling a bit overwhelmed. I’m ready for a change and to be in a new environment but I’m still nervous to take that step. It is very odd to feel excited and nervous simultaneously. I do find a lot of comfort in the thought that I won’t be leaving alone and that my boyfriend will be with me to start this new chapter of our lives. The excitement definitely outweighs the nervousness.
Now the question is…. What direction do I want to go with my education and profession?
I’ve been spending a lot of thought pondering what I want to pursue once I’m done with my bachelor’s degree. I do know I want to take at least a year “off” (I’m not independently wealthy and have to work hence the use of “off” versus off) between graduating and pursuing one of the following.