There were 5 things I accomplished in the past 3 years.
- Studied for my GMAT.
- Took my GMAT. Twice.
- Got accepted in to business school.
- Traveled to Istanbul, Honduras and Madrid.
- Magically managed to maintain this travel blog.
It’s not bad list considering I had 50 hour work weeks and was commuting almost 13 hours every week. But it’s not great either, especially since being happy didn’t make it on the list.
Here are 5 things I’ve accomplished while being unemployed for the past month and a half.
- Saw my family, whom I live with under the same roof, on a week day.
- Found time to volunteer.
- Slept more than 6 hours a night.
- Learned how to cook. (Sort of. It’s a work in progress. I make a mean bowl of oatmeal. Seriously.)
- Be happy.
So what am I doing now that I am no longer a slave to a monotonous 9-7?
I’m currently volunteering for Support For International Change (SIC). I haven’t been so gung-ho about a project since I graduated. Why you ask? Because it’s stuff that actually matters. At least to me it does. No offense but designer dresses and vapid TV shows just doesn’t cut it.
I rather spend my time convincing you to buy a Tuko Pamoja Bag to support Tanzanian women living with HIV/AIDS than telling you to tune into another mindless reality TV show.
What’s to come in the next few months?
I’m going to be getting my first apartment!!! I’ve been hunting for a place I can call home for the next two years. I’ll be moving down to DC for graduate school by mid-July (ideally). Kelsey aka Drifting Focus has given me some of the inside scoop on places to live in and around DC. She even showed me her HUGE apartment for a ridiculously low price (compared to NYC standards) via Skype.
What’s to come in the next two years?
Getting my MBA at Georgetown University. Woot! School is the one place I know where I will always be challenged and I haven’t been mentally challenged in a very long time so I’m definitely looking forward to packing my noodle with knowledge.
Cheers to a new path!