Back to School

IMG_20160826_231651In my last year of college, I was a crumbling mess because I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do with my life. I envy those people who knew what they wanted to do and how they were going to do it. But you know what? I’m going back to school! After a year of cringing and internal crying, I was accepted into USF’s College of Public Health for a Master’s of Public Health with a concentration in Global Communicable Diseases! My concentration may or may not change because, again, I’m still finding my niche and passion.

After graduation I gave myself a year to figure things out, and got a job. I took a gap year to explore and take a break, and earn some money. My co-worker told me, “this is your break? This is not a break, all you’ve been doing is working, studying, and thinking about school.” He was right, and I wished to be in the mountainsides of Vietnam, or music festival hopping. I had a difficult time studying for my GRE, finishing my application, and working 40 hours. I felt like I didn’t have enough time, and I was too tired to sit down and concentrate. There were many times where I felt defeated, and almost gave up the idea of getting a Master’s degree. There were challenges, but I really wanted to go back to school.  Continue reading “Back to School”

I Got A New Job?!

Snapchat-8552942285588608949At my first job after graduating from college, a lot of people advised me to leave and even against my own intuition, I continued to work there for almost a year. There was a decisive moment when listening to Millennial by Megan Tan, my unhappiness, and seeing others move on and up that led to my decision to quit. Who stays at their first job? I put a year into my job that didn’t improve my skills (besides testing my patience) or my own personal development. My boyfriend reminds me of the opportunities I missed out on and he’s right, and it’s entirely my fault. I’m the type of person who fully commits what I sign up for, and stay until I meet my personal goal. My boyfriend doesn’t understand it, and sometimes I don’t either, but I continue to commit to jobs or projects even if it makes me unhappy and where I become stagnant. Patience is my virtue, and sometime it pays off, but other times, no. I always commit to things thinking it’ll get better, but like he says, “why stay when you know it’s not going to be better?” Sometimes I hate to admit he’s right, but he’s always been a great voice of reason. I guess with jobs, I’m afraid to look confused, uncommitted, and jumpy. At my previous job, the IT guy, told me along the lines of- “You’re young,  and this is the time to experiment. Don’t hole yourself up. It’s okay not to stay at jobs for a long time, if you have a valid reason and can explain. People are more understanding than you think.” Continue reading “I Got A New Job?!”

Life & the Commute, What’s Behind the Name?

I’ve always been a commuter, and I’ve had my car for 5 years. For college, all 4 years, I commuted from home and to school, and I also commuted about a year for work. Driving on the highway is the easy part because I can speed through the cars, but hitting the lights, traffic, and occasional rainstorm are the parts that slows me down to my destination. I have spent roughly a total average of 1.5 hours everyday just driving. Driving can be a pain, but it provides a great escape from reality, and I can focus on my thoughts. In my car, I reflect on my days and nobody can interfere with my mind. Although I would prefer living in an area that emphasizes public transportation.

Life is a highway, and I don’t want to ride it all night long. 

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