Disclaimer: This post will probably come off as a disjointed, rambling mess because, as the title implies, I have nothing specific to write about. I’m blogging to get myself back into the habit of writing daily, even when I don’t have an idea or prompt. Writers write and I intend to. So, without further delay, a post about nothing:
It’s been a long, long while, so let’s play catch up!
My name is Monique. I’m a senior at Cornell with one semester left until I graduate. I’m at a crossroads in my life, transitioning from the faux adulthood of college to the real 9-to-5-ing, health insurance-needing, loan-repaying (*shudder*) deal. It’s an odd, but exciting place to be and I’m looking forward to the future. I don’t know what it holds for me, though I’m maintaining an optimistic outlook.
2013, which coincided with my 21st year of life, was a pretty memorable year. I’m very blessed and fortunate to have had the many opportunities that I’ve been given. From studying abroad, to a super long summer break, to a successful Fall semester, and capping it off with a nice, semi-lazy winter break, 2013 was good to me. That being said, I still want 2014 to be exponential BETTER.
I’ll be turning 22 in 4 days, I’m beginning the job application process, and I’m teaching myself to play the guitar. I’m not sure which of the three I’m most excited about, but those are the things that are currently taking up the majority of the space in my brain. The job application part is definitely the most worrisome because what I’ll be doing post-grad is completely up in the air.
This is the first time in my life where I’m not 100% sure of my next step and it’s frightening. And of course, I’ve made no strides in narrowing down my “jobs of interest” list because, well, I’m interested in everything. I want a position where I can be creative and where my primary job is writing. That’s for certain. But what type/style of writing? In what industry? Do I want to start in freelance? Do I want to start at entry level and work my way up to a writing position? I’m all questions and limited answers, so I plan on applying everywhere. At least twice. (I’m also thinking about fellowships and graduate school, but that’s another conversation for another year or two. )
I could go on and on about all of these nothings I’m writing about, but I don’t want to make this post too much longer. There will be others. So, if I don’t post again before Wednesday, Have a Happy and Safe New Year! I wish you all the best and I pray that 2014 is an amazing year in which lives are changed for the better and dreams come true!