I just survived my first semester in Grad School. (Whoop Whoop!!!) It was not as easy as I thought it would be. I had to balance a full-time job, part-time volunteering, and classes. On top of that, I wanted to make new friends and be in a happy relationship with my boyfriend.
I am relatively new to the area where I live. I have been there for about 3 years. However, because people in this area know each other for so long, it is hard to break into new groups. I signed up with the website Meetup.com, and I joined a few groups with similar interests. I have met a few people that I kept in touch with.
My new acquaintances are not up for the game. I am a party girl. I miss clubbing, dancing, drinking , laughing. I miss my college friends who could go all night dancing with me, and we would stay up talking until sunset. I miss the sisterhood, the long walks with my roommate to clear my head, and the spontaneous laughs. The new girls are more mellow and laid back. They are at a different stage of their lives, they cannot go party all night or jump on a plane last minute. They are great people, but I need the thrill of fresh and crazy new ideas.
On the other hand, I am so busy in my current life, that I would not have time for crazy good plans. It is where my dilemma lies, I want the college life back, however I cannot live this life anymore. I have too many responsibilities. I need to work on transitioning out of college life into the life of a young adult.
I live close to my Alma mater. It also does not help that I live 30 minutes away from the college that I attended for my undergrad studies. I have one friend who lives on campus and invites me over often. I feel like I have not really moved out to better things or accomplished anything. I want the good college life back, yet I want to spread my wings and fly far away and see the world.
In two years, I want to have found a job abroad. I should finish my studies in two years. In the meantime, I will look for ways to find a position in Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, UK, or Australia (hopefully in my field).
Life is made for living!!!