Turn of a New leaf

6 11 2009

By Kinero Tan

With only 5 weeks remaining before I graduate, early stages of senioritis start to set in.  While my peers and I have past an immense milestone in our lives, there lies the infamous question that has been awaiting our arrival.  Now What?

Some are faced with the harsh reality as Oregon unemployment rate in September 2009 hits an all time high of 11.5%, others are fortunate enough to get there feet wet with jobs and internships that will hopefully lead to a successful career.  Some will move back home with mom and dad, until they figure out that they are home with mom and dad!  After 7 unpaid internships and the right connection, some may even land the dream job, and as for all of you psychology majors out there, let me know where you’re applying for Grad School (Hang in there Ryan!).

As for myself, for the first time in a long while, I have a confident, well though out, self-motivated, crystal clear answer.

I will forget about books, exams, insurance claims, being late to classes, working overtime, paying for rent, meeting monthly sales goals, and enduring more stress in the last five years, than one person should in a whole lifetime.  I will be selfish, and let go of my friends, my co-workers, my family, my lease and my 1994 Lexus (Good times we had).

I will leave what I’ve known behind, and with no expectations, I will travel the world for one year.

In the mean time, I plan to enjoy the company of those that I call my friends, go home more often to visit my parents, nieces and nephews, stay up a little later, have one more drink than I should, and take in this town that I’ve come to call home.

Only 6 months and 26 days before the journey begins, but who’s counting!