Crossroads

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about where I'm going with my life and how I want to get there.

I've had a pretty good idea of what I want to do for a long time. I really want to be involved in sex education. I think that's a way for me to be a teacher, which really appeals to me, and help people, which is really important to me, and be an activist, which I think everyone should do. Sure, not everybody can be an activist about everything, but I think we can all make a contribution, however small, to some world progress we think is important. It's more a question of caring about the world and the beings in it and letting that affect your behavior than organizing rallies.

That said, I'm having a moment of hesitation about my life plan now that I've got my undergrad degree in hand and the possibilities of what I could be doing are wide open. I could live anywhere, I could work at almost anything. I could get my masters (in human sexuality) or not. I could live for the whole year with my best friend or not. I could travel. I could settle down. It's so endless.

I'm not operating under the illusion that I need to know what I'm going to be doing for the rest of my life. I'm just at a point where I can really, truly decide what I want to do now and the myriad choices are a little more overwhelming than I expected. It's kind of cool, but also kind of scary.

5 comments:

Indy Grrrl said...

I've been having the same types of thoughts lately. Good luck!

Nuclear Rainbow said...

Same situation here, or at least almost. I'll be done with my master thesis in a little less than a year, and the thought of being able to do almost -anything- already thrills and frightens me.

But you have a bit of a plan, and the plan sounds really good so far.

/Nuclear Rainbow

Mr. Mayhem said...

Make choices not decisions. Walk in any direction and know it to be free from right or wrong. Know that the world is simply the canvas and ink for which you paint your pictures. With this said, paint pictures that move, touch and inspire you.

Jack Mayhem
http://iamagoodconsumer.com

Britni TheVadgeWig said...

My new URL is http://britisstillshameless.blogspot.com/

Plz to update sidebars and such!

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