Happy 2013 friends!
I have been working on many projects since my arrival back in the homeland on Christmas. I have had an outrageous vacation in Jamaica to celebrate the matrimony of two unreal human beings – Justin & Amanda Mosher. I am now sitting in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida enjoying the sunshine with my mum and grandma. January-Jamaica, February-Florida – what else will 2013 Bring me?!
Being back in the Western World has inspired a whirlwind of emotions, inspirations and future endeavors. I have gone through the “glad to be home” stage, onto the “depressed to be home” stage and am now finally settling into what is known as real life. I am undergoing my very last semester of Undergrad and will be graduated in April with my Bachelors of Commerce. It’s about time! Much like everyone my age I am unsure what my future holds as far as career goals. I want a well-paying job that allows me to travel frequently, is that too much to ask?! The stage I’m at in life is like the awkward-hair stage; The stage where you have a beautiful short bob, but dream of long luscious curls and can’t quite figure out how to get there easily. That’s how I feel. Do I want to get my real estate license? Do I want to write? Do I want to get my MBA? Law Degree? HELP!
As a child, when children dreamed of going to Disney World and meeting Mickey Mouse I dreamed of New York City. Well, any big city for that matter. And then I discovered that other parts of the world had no snow. My dream morphed into being in a New York City that was never cold. Does it exist? Not quite. But, there is always sunny California. But do I want to pick up AGAIN and move across the country? I’m not sure. I have counted down the days until I hold that expensive piece of paper (known as my degree) in my fingertips. Now that it is less than 3 months away I’m terrified, to say the least. I thought life was beginning a year ago when I moved across the world and lived 6 time-zones away from home. The feeling was exhilarating. But 2013 brings a whole new element of terror and opportunity all at the same time. I am no longer tied to Toronto, or am I? I have no real obligation to be close to Ryerson University ever again. I will be a real person, an adult, with a degree and the world at my fingertips. This must be how every near graduate feels. Scared, helpless, but with endless possibilities. This year is a new beginning for me and can be for everyone. I am determined this year to turn everything negative, positive. To take opportunities, and own them. To face challenges, and defeat them. To make many more memories, and relish them.
I encourage all of you to do the same.