Just Figuring Out My Life, No Big Deal (pt. 1)

Let me tell you a little about myself (as if I haven’t been doing that all along).

I’m about to begin my senior year of college and, while I’m excited to begin the next chapter of my life, I’m also a bit worried.  See, I don’t really know what I’ll be doing after graduation.  I know what I want to do, but I realize that to rule the free world, you need at least a Master’s degree.  So, I’m going to put that on hold for a bit.

But seriously, my *real* post-grad plan was to work for a couple of years (explore, pay down my loans, build credit, legally become an Independent, so my parents’ income won’t affect my ability to receive financial aid in graduate school, etc.) before returning to school for a Master’s degree in my field of choice.  Though now, looking at a large majority of my friends begin prepping to take all of these graduate entrance exams and move on to advanced degrees is making me second-guess my plan.  They seem so put together, so sure of their next step and I’m kinda just floating on.

It also doesn’t help that I’m all over the place in terms of what, exactly, I want to get a degree in.  My short list includes programs for dramatic writing, creative writing, screenwriting/film, journalism, media studies, advertising, publishing, photography, human development, psychology, service, and education.  Yeah.  So, unless anyone knows of a magical program that encompasses all of these things, I have some narrowing and condensing to do.

I know that very few people my age have life entirely figured out for themselves, but that doesn’t make this situation any less disconcerting.  Sigh, I definitely need to think all of this through.

To be continued…

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