Right now, I am 22 years old. About a year ago I finished a degree in translation, but I felt like I wanted to do something more. I just couldn’t see myself as a translator for the rest of my life, but I also didn’t really know what else I wanted to do. (Sound familiar?) And then, out of nowhere, my university came up with a new postgraduate program that had everything I was looking for: technology in the world of linguistics. Although the content of the program really spoke to me, I hesitated, because it was quite expensive and it would postpone everything in my life by one year: getting a job, moving in with my boyfriend… But at the same time it would increase my chances of getting an even better job and having the life I really wanted. Eventually, I decided to do it, and it was the best choice I had ever made!
Flash forward one year, and here I am, sitting at my computer. My final month as a student has just started. I only have two weeks left at my internship, and I can hardly believe three months have passed so quickly. Hell, I can’t believe how the past year has gone by in the blink of an eye. The company where I’m doing my internship has offered me a job, which is something I had been secretly hoping for. I was told last week that they want to (and, ahem, more importantly) have the budget to hire me! So without having graduated entirely and without even having to apply, I have a job that I already know I really love, that is challenging and will allow me to learn and grow so much. Living the dream, right?
Things are falling into place elsewhere in my life too: my boyfriend and I have a possible house we might buy in the near future. A neighbor of his had to move out of his house, and his daughters now have to take care of everything. It is a lovely house, so we were hoping to get a chance to buy it, and my boyfriend’s mother left a note for those daughters to express our interest. One of them came by yesterday and was really happy and will show us around soon. So if it all works out, I might even have a house to move into with my boyfriend soon!
These are all major changes for me.
I am more or less one month away from entering “real adulthood,” and I’m not even freaking out about it!
On the one hand, I’m a little worried that everything happening right now is just too good to be true, and that something might go wrong, but on the other hand, I’m also really calm. Well, calm and excited at the same time (of course). I understand how lucky I am and that not everyone can start their adult life with the knowledge of having a job and even a possible house. But even with all this certainty, I didn’t expect me to remain so calm. All I can say is that I am excited for the student chapter of my life to end and for the next one to begin. And if at some point I lose my sh*t, there’s always yoga to bring me back to this calmness.
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