Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wishful Wednesday!


What are you wishing for this Wednesday? Personally, I wish that I had some certainty. Today was my last class. EVER. It was so incredibly surreal. I am very excited to graduate and start my new life in a new city with a new job. Unfortunately I have three unfinished projects, no job, and no definite moving date standing in my way. The only certain thing I know is this: Andrew and I love each other and everything will work out. I believe that everything happens for a reason, so I am confident that I will find a job. I know we'll get a great place to live, and I also know that ending my DC chapter is just the beginning of a new chapter in Chicago. It's just so frustrating that nearly every time someone says, "Oh wow you're graduating!" the exclamation is most commonly followed by, "So what's next?" When you have certainty the question is exciting. When you don't, it causes anxiety and feelings of failure. This is annoying. Sure it's frustrating that I'm graduating grad school from Georgetown and I'm barely qualified for entry-level positions since I finally realized what I want to do and my internships do not directly reflect that (aka I worked in non-profits when I should have worked in marketing firms...but I love the path I took). I'm still proud of myself. When people asked me what was next after Otterbein I would laugh in their faces and say I had no idea. The only thing I knew was that I wanted to be in DC because I wanted to party. And party I DID. This graduation I know more about myself, my abilities, the field where I want to work, the career path I hope to take, and that I want to do all of it with Andrew in Chicago. Vast improvement? I'd say so. Before I wasn't ready for the real world. Now I can't wait for it.

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