Monday, September 12, 2016

Life Lately

These past few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind. Everyone is back from summer vacation and it's the 4th week of school, so classes are really picking up. Football season is in full swing, and I've decided to change career paths (maybe.)

Wait, what?!


No, I know. Same. If you had asked me where I wanted to be in the next five years, I would have said: New York City, working as a journalist for NBC and/or the host of the Tonight Show. Or I would have said: In a big city somewhere working for a sports team as a reporter and host. (Lofty goals, I know.)

Now, if you ask me what my five year plan is... I honestly have no idea. I've been toying around with the idea of pursuing a Masters in Political Science or potentially even law school ever since I got back from the Middle East. The more and more I've been thinking about it, the less disadvantages I see with giving it a try. Politics and news is why I got into journalism in the first place, I'm young and can move anywhere, I have the extra money in my college fund... Why not?

I'm scared and have doubts all the time. I graduate in 3 months and I'm changing career plans. None of my internships have been designed to help me get into graduate programs for political science or law school. What in the world am I doing?!

It's been a lot to think about, and it will continue to be a lot to think about until I make a decision, which has to be soon in terms of GRE tests and LSAT preparations, not to mention applying for other jobs just in case!

At the end of the day, this is the first time in a long time that I have been excited for the future. And that's incredibly important to realize.

18 comments :

  1. So exciting for you! You should always follow your heart and your passions even when it's not he easiest path!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  2. Whichever direction you decide to go, I'm sure you'll excel at it! Good luck with everything, girl!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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  3. I changed my idea of what to do so many times during my senior year! I knew it would be something in my field- but the problem with communications is it's such a broad major. But now I am happily doing exactly what I'm supposed to be for this stage in my life- everything will work out! <3

    Pi Love,

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. I'm sure hoping that everything will work out! Trusting in the larger plan can be so hard sometimes.

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  4. Girl. This is my life. I went to school for broadcast journalism as well. I stuck with it but didn't pursue a job in journalism because I didn't want to move to the middle of no where and cover shootings at 3am. It is not fair as an 18 year old that they have you choose what you want to do for the rest of your life. College is expensive. Luckily, I learned most of what has made me successful while living in the "real world." No matter what you decide, it will all work out. I am 25 and still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up. This pin always makes me feel better about that fact...https://www.pinterest.com/pin/22869910587689594/

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    1. This pin is so great - thank you so much for sharing it with me! I really needed to read that!

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  5. Girl, don't you worry - you will end up right where you need to be! You seem to have a great head on your shoulders and plenty of experience. That's so exciting that you're almost graduating, and I know you'll do great at whatever you pursue!

    X,
    Cristina / cristinawashere.com

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  6. You with your heart and do what makes you happy! That is so important! Good Luck I can't wait to see all you do!

    Sydney... http://styledbys.ca

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  7. I wish you the best of luck girl, I know you will pick whatever makes you happy!

    http://xoxobella.com

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  8. Oh wow! I remember being in your position and deciding between GRE or LSAT... I ended up doing a last minute internship in law which led me to decide to take a different path, I know none of your internships have led you to law yet, but hopefully you can snag one (even a short one) during winter break!

    Let me know if you want to chat about it all ever!


    Rachel | www.theconfusedmillennial.com

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  9. You go girl! You will find your path - just be fearless.

    xoxo, Jenny

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  10. There is no rush ever to figure out what you want to do in life. Take a risk! Change careers! Taking the courage and time to figure out what truly makes your heart happy will make you better in the long run.

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  11. Such an exciting time! Wishing you the best for these big changes!

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  12. What an exciting time for you, I'm sure you will find the right path! Xoxo

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  13. I am so happy that you are so excited for the future! Just follow your heart and you will make the right choices for yourself!

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  14. Totally agree with the other ladies; things will work themselves out, you just have to trust in the process and not put so much pressure on yourself. I remember being in your shoes and feeling frustrated that I had to follow some sort of path that society had thought up for me, first this, then that – that's not how life should be! Who cares if we don't finish school in four years? Who cares if we're not married by a certain age? We're all in such a hurry to "figure things out" and get to that next step in life, well guess what! As soon as we get to that next step, we're already planning our next move, and that's an exhausting way to live.

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