Lets see, two weeks from today I will be presenting my Clinical Research Paper to my chair, committee and the community. Less than three weeks from today I’ll be graduating with my masters degree. I already passed my boards exam. So… I guess you could say that for all purposes I’m basically done with my graduate career and education in general. (of course, as a social worker I will be engaging in “lifelong learning”)
You may be thinking, what’s next in the life of Courtney?! and to that I say, GOOD. FUCKING. QUESTION. I have no idea.
No. fucking. idea.
You may be saying to yourself, but Courtney I thought you always planned your life and knew what you were going to do and you would be right.. but for now, I’m really enjoying not knowing.
Yes, I have jobs I could take, but for just a minute I’m going to enjoy not being in school. I’m going to “find myself” still being the very Type A person I am, I have put a time limit on my journey of self discovery, roughly a month. But until then I’m going to do everything I wasn’t able to do the past years I’ve spent in school. Most importantly, I’m going to relax, sleep in, see friends, have beers, take walks, READ BOOKS, maybe actually put time into my dating and social life.
Also being the Type A person I am of course I have some idea of what I want to do, or more what I don’t want to do. I love social work in general and I want to get as much experience as I can with almost all populations. So I will apply for jobs, any and all jobs with populations and agencies I’m interested in and I’ll see what happens.
If there is one thing that I have learned in my 23 years of life it’s that although I would like to be in control of everything and may at times think I have complete control over my life- when it comes down to it life is going to take me where it I need to go and I have to trust the process.
Now if only I could send this to every person I know so I can stop answering the question about what comes next :) Just kidding, I will gladly tell this to anyone and everyone that asks.. if it wasn’t for all the wonderful and amazing supports in my life I would have never made it this far.