When there is a lot going on in my mind, I’ve found the best thing to do is just write. Sometimes you just have to write out whatever the hell is going on in your head. Now that it’s 2018, and my time in Spain is more than half way over, I’ve been thinking about what to do next. What should I do next?! There are just so many different paths I could take. I’m definitely one of those people that likes to think about the future. This may not be a good thing, as my time in the present is consumed with thinking about the future. Ohio for another summer? Should I get my work and holiday visa to work in Ireland up to a year? Should I move out to the west coast? Should I try to score an internship in the UK?
So many decisions to make in so little time. I love that I have control over everything I do, but I hate that there’s so much to choose from, and going abroad (legally) is such a process. In the past week I’ve spent all my extra hours researching my options for abroad. If I were to live and work in Ireland, I would need to apply ASAP as this authorisation/visa is only for people who have been in school the past 12 months. It’ll be a year in May, so I need to get going on this if I’m truly thinking Ireland.
It seems like the next year or two I want to be working within the hospitality and tourism industry. It’s kind of funny how when I was in 6th grade my dream job was to be a hotel manager. It’s kind of my dream again, but this time working within a hostel. At least at this point in my life. I just love the hostel atmosphere so much, and I would LOVE to work in one. Meeting people from all over the world each day, helping to run the hospitality business, promoting places… it seems like the life.
I just wish it wasn’t so hard as an American to work in Europe, legally. I know my mom is thinking, “Come on Meredith, just choose a career path within the United States already.” But, reality is, I’m not ready. I’m not ready to choose what I want in life yet. Maybe it’s a commitment issue, I’m not sure.