Ask Me Anything Answers: Plans for the Future

Time for the third installment of me answering your random, anonymous questions.

“Future Plans” Answers 

What sorts of jobs/careers are you interested in pursuing after you graduate?

Oh geez.  This is the question of my year/my life.  Honestly, I have no clue what I want to do post-graduation.  For now, I’m hoping to get a full-time job at UC Davis (where I currently go to school) for a year or so; I’m graduating a year early, and I’m not ready to leave all of my friends!  I’m also sort of kind of considering grad school…After a take a year off, of course.

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High school graduation, 3 years ago

What is one habit you want to change?

Do you want my list alphabetically?  Ha!  I have tons of bad habits, but one that I’m working on is falling asleep to TV.  Most nights, I’ll set up my laptop with a TV episode that I’ve already seen and then fall asleep that way.  I’m probably killing my brain cells by sleeping with a computer that close to my head.

Whats your dream job?

Tempurpedic Bed-Tester.

Ben & Jerry’s Quality Control.

Professional Blogger.

Shoe Model. (<< If I get to keep the shoes.)

Stay at Home Girlfriend. 

When do you want to get married?

Not now.  Jake and I both want to have jobs and move in together before we get married.  We’re in no rush to tie the knot.  I have no idea when that will actually be, but hopefully within 5-8 years!

What do you want to do after your degree?

Sleep a shit ton.  Focus on this blog.  Master food photography.  Make homemade ice cream.  Take naps.  Spend time with family.  Celebrate the end of school with friends.  Eat myself into a food coma and fall sleep again.  See Jake more.  (<< Hoping to accomplish all of these within a month post-graduation.)

Oh, you meant long term?  Hahahahahahahaha lol.  My version of “long-term” is “next week.”

P.S. I do have one big post graduation plan, but that’ll be it’s own post in the near future.  

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What are your plans after you graduate? Will you hopefully be able to see Jake more?

Yes, hopefully!  I don’t know if we’ll be any closer since I don’t have a job lined up yet.  But if I don’t get a job, I’ll be able to go see him for extended periods of time.  If I do get a job, hopefully I’ll have enough money to buy plane tickets down to L.A.   Win-win, right?

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Who wouldn’t want to spend more time with that face?!

What are your future career aspirations?

I think I’d love working in academia, hence the graduate school consideration.  I love learning, teaching, and having summers off.  Holla!

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And in case you missed ‘em:

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IN THE COMMENTS:

What’s the perfect time to get married in your humble (or arrogant) opinion?

What’s your dream job?

Comments

  1. I’d say you should get married now. Australia is amazing for honey moons.

    I think many can relate to being lost in the moment of what to do- Embrace it. You’ll find your true calling…perhaps in the batter of homemade ice cream.

    • Good thinking. I’ll propose to Jake next time I see him. And of course you’re invited on our Australian honeymoon. Sooo romantic.

  2. As silly as it sounds, but I think this is a time to enjoy – even though it might be scary not to know what the future brings. But look – you have ALL the possibilities in front of you! Isn’t that awesome? Ok, I now sound like a stupid optimistic psycho freak, but I really mean that :-)
    I want to get married at a beach in 2018 latest. I just need to find a man till then :-)
    Other than that – there is no right time to get married. Or there is ALWAYS the right time to get married. And besides that, it’s a great opportunity to throw a ridiculous cool parteeeyyyy!!!

  3. The perfect time to get married is August 12th, 2017 at exactly 2:07 PM. In my humble opinion, of course ;) And if I could write for a living, I’d be the happiest camper there is.

  4. I have reached proper adult age with no real plan. None. Sometimes, no plan is the best plan because you can embrace all the opportunities that come your way. I may be an impoverished English teacher, but I’m having a damn fine time doing it!

  5. Yup, I’m definitely in the ‘i-have-no-idea-what-I-want-to-be-when-I-grow-up’ camp. I’m sure I’ll figure it out eventually :-p

  6. I’m not married yet so I don’t feel qualified to give you an answer just make sure you both are ready! And I’m still trying to figure out what I wanna be when I grow up, I’m 25 it takes time!

  7. It’s so hard to figure out what to do when we grow up! I’m 30 years old and still can’t figure it out; although, I do know that what I’m doing now is not what I want to do forever.

    • I’m learning that process of elimination is a HUGE factor in figuring out what the hell to do with my life!

  8. I had a life chat with one of my friends last night about the future! How funny. What field in academia would you want to go into?

    I’ve never considered academia before, and I’d hate to go into it for science, but I think it might be interesting to go into academia for psychology.

    Sometimes I’m envious of the people who seem to have everything together and know EXACTLY what they want to do and how to get there, but it’s all part of the process, right?

    • Well I’m thinking about applying for a Ph.D program in Human Development, which is definitely related to psych!

      Ugh, I’m SO jealous of those people too. Although, I have a hunch that at least half of them are just faking it ’til they make it… (<< or at least I tell myself that so Id on’t feel like such loser.)

  9. I love working in higher education…I can pretend that I am a college student forever!! ;) But on a serious note, doing so may enable you to get a graduate degree for FREE, depending on where you work :)

  10. I’m gonna be forever alone because I’m too fabulous haha I used to think I wanted to be married by 24…but in 3 months, I will be 24 and there is no man in sight! My dream job is a mermaid…or a gypsy. But I’ll settle for teaching Marine Science to kids at zoos/aquariums :)

  11. I would be very happy if could make the blog the work. But as it only dream, in real life I have no concept that I will do after university… At least, I have 3 more years to solve :D

  12. I feel like you and I have really similar plans for life, AKA: grad school/academia plans and long term boyfriends that we don’t want to marry for awhile hahah. I love feeling like I can connect with you on so many levels (some weird), and love that you are staying around to chill with your friends in Davis. Don’t let that time pass by too quick!

    • STOP COPYING MY LIFE!

      Really though… Yeah, it’s pretty freakin’ amazing. You should definitely just head down my way and we can drink wine and you can cook me food and we can talk about life.

      xo

  13. Get married when you’re ready :) It’s different for everyone. I got married young, although, that didn’t really work out so well :P
    I’m 30 and I still don’t know what I want to do when I grow up. Haha.

  14. I loved getting married at the right time for me/us! ;) I love that you want to go to grad school. It was the bEST!

  15. I think that waiting until you and Jake are moved in together and have stable jobs is a good idea. Weddings are expensive and I wouldn’t want to be married to someone and not be able to live with them. LDRs with a boyfriend is hard enough. Living with someone can also be totally different and you need that time to adjust and work on the relationship in a different environment.

    Tony (my bf) and I are about to hit our two year anniversary and we are still trying to get things right. Conflict has been happening a lot lately, but we are getting through and it’s making us stronger. I know he is the man I want to marry (we have both talked about it with each other), but I also know that we have a lot more to discover and there’s more growth that should happen with us before we make that commitment. Marriage is not based on a timeline. It’s based on what happens in that timeline. I think you and Jake are doing the right thing :)

    • Happy (almost) two year!

      Marriage should definitely be based on finding the best time for both partners. Also, our friends love their booze, so I don’t think we’ll be able to get married until we can afford an open bar ;).

  16. I have changed what I have wanted to be so many times. It’s crazy. I have so much I want to do, but I have to configure if it is realistic or not. I’ve got time, so no rush. You got this giiiiiirl. :)

  17. Can I just say I LOOOVE your answers to the dream job question! In fact I think it’s given me some inspiration for a post! :)

  18. I remember graduating college and being like “now what??” Ha, you will figure it all out! As far as marriage, don’t rush it!! Wait until you have a job, steady income, a place to live! And professional blogger sounds good to me :)

  19. I can’t wait to hear about your goal :)

  20. I think the best time to get married is when BOTH OF YOU ARE READY! If you know you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, why rush to the next step? Enjoy dating, enjoy living together, enjoy being engaged THEN get married :) oh also both people should be financially stable IMHO lol.

  21. woo grad school. My advice on grad school is this: depending on what your field is, it’s better to go out and get life / work experience and THEN go back to school. If you want to teach and the students you’re wanting to teach typically go straight to the working world after, definitely consider getting real life experience first. Not only is the experience helpful to your future students, it’ll make grad school a breeze (she says as she’s printing out her paper that’s due in an hour that she totally didn’t write until now). Trust me! Also, grad school is not a good way to put off real life. #themoreyouknow

  22. So I’m still on the lookout for a good sugar daddy because yeah, the whole stay at home MOM thing? Naaaaht gonna cut it…I’m not to keen on ankle biters! But ohhhhh, I could totally do the shoe model thing! ;)

    Ugh, I only WISH watching TV would put me to sleep…but alas, I have to be heavily medicated…or hammered! ha!

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