||[May. 31st, 2006|08:47 am]
What will you do now?
The comedy answer I come up with is "Go to Europe and find myself."
Being a college graduate, like turning 18, 21, or 40 is not really the huge life changing event that you expect before it happens. I've been preparing for it for a couple of years now, as one does with any expected event. Do I feel any different? sort of... Freedom is the word of the day, but there's no longer any excuse for not being successful either. The "different" I feel is not the one that comes from a sudden shift, those are unexpected. The "different" I feel is one that comes from 7 years of work, three with no clear direction, two with a general idea of where I was going but no end in sight, and two years, perhaps the best of my life, with a laser focus.
What will I do now?
I will have weekends to myself now.
I will have time to draw, learn to paint, and finish some of those model airplanes gathering dust in my closet.
I will read, and I don't even have to write about it later.
I will write.
I will take up music again and learn theory and scales, finally. Maybe I'll even find a band to play in... after lots of practice.
I will work as much as possible but also remember that time off is as important as money.
I will get back out to the desert.
I will fly, for Grandpa, for Nick, for Vern, and for Myself as often as possible.
I will coach the flight team for as long as I can because it's worth it.
I will hang out with friends as often as they'll have me because they're worth it.
I will get a tailwheel endorsement and learn to fly upside down.
And maybe... just maybe... if I have time left...
I'll finally GET SOME SLEEP.
but don't bet on it.