I’ve been home now for a few days and let me tell you- it’s strange. It’s nice to see my family again, be in a familiar place, and have all my stuff again but there is a strange feeling about being home this time around. Maybe it’s because I haven’t lived at home in a few years, maybe because I’m not working yet and don’t have a schedule to stick to- but it just feels odd. I feel very displaced.
After coming off a year long adventure, you would think that I would be happy to settle down for a while and do nothing, but I feel completely the opposite. I think it may have to do with the fact that I had roughly 7 weeks off in London to bum around and explore, but I feel so ready to get back into it again. The big questions is what should I be getting into.
A year after graduation now, and I am finally seeking “that” job- the one that will make the happy, the one that I trained for, the one that will help me get a good start in the field I like, and help me narrow down the path I want to take. I’ve been lucky to have had some great people in my life who have offered me help and advice, resume checks and connections, and tones of support.
I know that I want a career in retail, but working in a head office for a clothing retailer. However, I’ve quickly learned that most retailers are not based in the Toronto area, but more so Montreal and Vancouver. So it looks like I could have a new adventure on the horizon of possibly moving to not just another Canadian city but province all together.
I’ve learned quickly that I am the kind of person who needs a little adventure in my life. I’m not one to be static for long, or get complacent. I like change, I like a challenge, and I love the opprotunity to try something new and have fun. At 23, I don’t want to settle down in my forever city, work there and live there, and then leave to explore. I want to explore while I work and live- and I’m learning you don’t have to change countries to do so (granted I know it’s more appealing and can provide a whole other level of adventure). There is so much of the world to see and explore, but for now I kind of want to see more of my own backyard.