Starting to hash out the future

I’ve been MIA for the last month for a good reason. Well, I think it’s a good reason, still TBD.

Most of my time has been spent working on school and work and my writing time has decreased significantly. I expected that, though. Spring is always more busy than Fall and Winter so I was prepared.

Here’s the thing about me. I HATE not having strict plans about the future; even just a few days down the road. It drives me nuts that my professor posts things a day after he says he will. I hate not having a set by set outline of my next month, let alone week.

So, being a crazy planner (surprising since I’m a pantser when it comes to writing), I started to freak out about the future.

There are a few things I turned to in this crazy time:

  1. Reading
    • I started to pick up any book I could about people finding their way and how they came across their career paths
  2. Values
    • I love learning and I love adventure. How can I apply these things to my career path?
  3. Actions
    • After mind mapping the crap out of my brain, I decided to take initiative and reach out to some people about their careers and their professions. Currently, I have one conversation set up and I’m waiting to hear back from a few more.

What did all of this lead me to? Another action. I applied for an MFA and will wait for a decision of entry. Will I get in? No idea. Is it something different? Absolutely. Will it change my perspective on life? I really hope so.

Here’s to new things and seeing what comes next.

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