What is next for me you ask? Good question, but the honest answer like many, is I just do not know. I finished my 4-year undergraduate degree at the beginning of May and had planned to complete my second J1 this summer before embarking on a US Graduate Visa which would have seen me working and living in the US for one whole year. And the plan was always to take this blog with me throughout that journey and share my experiences along the way.
For the first time in 4 years, I have found myself with “free time” on my hands. Having worked part time throughout my college years which continued when I was on work placement, a 7-day working week became normal to me. So, it is safe to say that I am STILL trying to adjust, but I have thrown my hand at a few gardening projects, so I am keeping busy.
It takes courage to say yes to rest and play in a culture where exhaustion is seen as a status symbol.Brené Brown
Over the next few weeks my plan is to reach out to those that who I think I would be a good fit for their organisation, to scour job boards for suitable roles and to look into my options for further study. There are so many options and accredited courses which will allow you to upskill, become more employable and will make you eligible for the US Graduate Visa for 2021/2022 and they are all done online. Although it may not be the route you wanted to take, if you set your mind to it you will get there in the end!
Good luck graduates!