Onwards and Upwards

I’m about a month into my last semester at NAU. I was supposed to start this blog on my first day, but I kept putting it off. I didn’t know why exactly. I like to write and I do want to document the experiences I have while finishing school and applying for jobs. I realized today that I’m putting it off because I’m scared. Or maybe anxious is a better word.

I put off starting this blog because writing it means I can’t ignore my imminent departure from school and the life I’ve become comfortable with. Starting this blog means leaving my comfort zone and facing things that scare me.

Applying for jobs is scary. The idea I might move across the country is scary. Leaving friends behind is scary.


Staying in the same place my whole life is scarier. Not pursuing great opportunities because of fear is scarier. Being unhappy my whole life because I didn’t do what I wanted is scarier.

I don’t want to miss out on my life because I’m afraid to take chances. Stepping into the real world is scary, but I’m going to embrace it. I’m going to try to take advantage of every opportunity that comes my way.

Maybe I’ll end up in human resources. Maybe public relations. Maybe I’ll end up in Minnesota. Maybe I’ll stay in Phoenix.

I don’t know what I’ll end up doing or where I’ll end up doing it. I’m going to try to not worry too much about the future and just concentrate on chances as they come my way.

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