I've found that it's really only in the United States that people ask, "What do you do?" immediately upon meeting. Elsewhere around the world the question just doesn't seem to be given as much priority, whereas here, we define each other by our professions. I knew I didn't want to graduate, join the societal crowd, and jump into a miserable, mediocre job just to have one and make money. But, I do think that I longed for a professional purpose. Surely I had worked so hard academically and internship-wise for something, right?
Yes, I'm still on a happy high about finally being employed. Sorry to be annoying. I wanted to work for an online start-up, grow with a company, do something I'm passionate about... and I am :). I feel like my life has more direction than ever before. I don't know which way I'm headed of course, but then again, I've realized that nobody does. Even if they pretend to. Woohoo, exciting!
There is a lot that I can figure out now though. Like, the ideal time to wake up in the morning so that I can shower, eat breakfast, and make my lunch without
almost missing the train I'm supposed to get. Or, packing the right amount of food for the office so that I have enough to sustain me while also leaving just a bit of an appetite for dark chocolate covered goji berries, plantain chips, and edamame crackers. And then there's choosing a gym/fitness center/yoga studio. I went to the most amazing vinyasa class at the spa that is Pure Yoga East last night, but I doubt I'll be able to afford their monthly membership. So far I've only gotten as far as scheduling travel; this weekend I'm headed up to Syracuse, next weekend I'll be exploring newness in the city I call home, and the one after that (ready for this?) Denver, Colorado. It's decided: I am liking the now, I am liking the now a lot.
P.S. My sweet, dear camera has been officially repaired. Let the products of photography recommence!