Where do I go from here?
I graduate in 55 days.
My original plan was to stay in New York, get a job somewhere in the city, and move into a somewhat nicer apartment where I would have enough room for a dresser and a bed in my room (shocking!). I don’t see that plan coming to life anymore. I’ve been job searching for weeks and have found nothing. New York, where are all your jobs? I thought the counseling field was growing, but obviously not in this city.
My friends and family have been suggesting that I move back to Texas. At first I dreaded the idea. Living in the same city as my family seemed like torture and much more stress than I preferred. But now I’m reconsidering it. There are many more job opportunities in Texas. The cost of living is cheaper. I could pay off my loans quicker. Several of my best friends would be minutes away. The apartments are much bigger. I wouldn’t have to worry about taking public transportation every day. All good things.
As for being close to my family? The idea is growing on me. I miss my mom. I call her almost every day because I want to talk to her. My heart literally aches because I haven’t seen my sister in 3 months. My grandpa is getting older and as much as I would like to think that he’ll be around forever, I know he won’t. So maybe moving to Texas isn’t such a bad idea.
Of course I would miss New York, but I could always come visit. And I think this city is much more forgiving and welcoming when you are only here for a few days at a time.
Who knows? Maybe in a few months I’ll be leaving this great city and embarking on a new adventure down in Texas. Maybe.
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