I’m struggling for something to write right now and part of me is thinking “well, nothing interesting has happened lately.”
I mean, I’m an unemployed college graduate living at home.
For the time being.
I’ve been searching for jobs and preparing for Thailand, but life is rather uninspiring right now. Cool things are going to happen in the future, yes, but they seem so far off.
Of course, things have been happening. I have been applying for jobs and Thailand preparations are in progress. I spent all of Saturday with an old friend from high school whom I haven’t seen since December. That friend happens to have four absolutely precious two week old kittens at her place, so, naturally, I spent the first twenty minutes upon my arrival there obsessing over them. I wouldn’t consider myself a cat person–I guess I’m pretty neutral towards cats–but gosh darn are these kittens adorable.
This period of transition has certainly been a transition. It’s weird to be back at home because even though it’s the same, it’s also quite different. Since my brother left for college last fall, my parents have been absolutely loving being empty nesters–man, they have been embracing this life like no other–so I feel like I’m a bit of an intruder on the way of life they’ve grown accustomed to sans children (i.e. my brother and I). Plus, living at home isn’t exactly my ideal living situation. If I wasn’t going to Thailand, I’d certainly be looking for a place of my own…but it seems rather silly to do that at this point, when I’ll be leaving in four months anyways.
I’ve been reading lots, which is fab…finished two books last week, which is pretty dandy considering it took me three months to finish a leisure read last semester. It is, however, certainly strange going from constantly thinking about school–something I’ve grown accustomed to over the last seventeen years–to suddenly not having it be on my radar at all. I think it’ll be nice to get back into a classroom in September. Of course, it will be in completely different circumstances in a totally different country. It wont be the same as college at all…but I do love learning and I’m excited to try my hand at teaching.
I’m hoping to be employed soon…but until then, I need to find ways to keep myself busy! I can’t just sit around all day reading because even though I do love reading, sitting for long periods of time without actively being productive has a tendency to make me anxious. I know reading is productive in its own way, but there’s only so much of that sort of productivity that I can handle before I get a little stir crazy.
GOTTA KEEP OFF THAT ANXIETY!
I’ll be fine, this is just an adjustment that I’m certainly getting used to.
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Oh yeah, I also booked my flight to Thailand.
I guess that’s pretty exciting…