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New Plan.

So I am sure you all have gotten the idea that I have been thinking up a plan for what I will do after I graduate. When I started blogging I was somewhat sure that I would fly off to Australia immediately after accepting my diploma. I would’ve speant a year or two there learning more about myself and life and enjoying the sun, kangaroos, and koalas. Plans have changed. Who know if this will be the first time this happens. But as of now I decided I want to work in youth development directly after I graduate. I have been in touch with some awesome people with the help of my Skidmore connections and alumni network. Hopefully something comes of it. I hope to make a difference and develop a tighter grip on me and life and such and then from there I will apply to grad school….and maybe Australia for a year before that. An important thing I am learning is that it seems nearly impossible to make a “5 year plan”; life happens and thins change including yourself. Sometimes going with the flow a bit is okay.

 

Australia. During orientation. Such a cool photo. I couldn't help but share.

 

Wait, so this doesn’t last forever?

As I have mentioned it is Celebration Weekend. I loved that I had the opportunity to see some of my friends who just graduated. The class of 2011 is very dear to me. So many friends of mine graduated last semester. So much that in a way I thought I was a senior. I was talking to Odemaris Alicea’ 11 last night. I told her how it was so strange coming back to campus this semester without a bunch of my good friends here. I explained how it was just such a reality check. I think in so many ways I thought this would last forever. That I would be in this amazing place with all these amazing friends so close by, forever; the fun, laughs, learning would go on forever. And then 2011 rolled by before I even knew it and so many of my friends had to go graduate and go do stuff: change the world, make money, become apart of new communities, and see the real world. No longer will I walk 3 minutes to see them, instead I will drive hundreds of miles, and for some the closest I can be is a skype session or a phone call where virtual hugs replace loving arms. I no longer walk to class and see these faces in passing as I run late for class, yelling “call me later, lets get together”. And I am not in any way saying I do not still have great friends here. I do. What I am trying to say is that because I had so many friends who just graduated, and that I no longer see I realized more than ever that my Skidmore experience will not last forever. That I too will soon go out to save and see the world, hopefully make some money too!

WOW. That’s deep. I am sure this is not the last of my epiphanies. It is all apart of being a senior.

But since I am discussing friends of the class of 2011 I will talk about Erin Donnellan, who I just finished skyping !! – A great start to my morning. Erin was one of my closest friends at Skidmore. I wish more than ever that she could have visited this weekend but that is impossible. Erin is in the Peace Corps in Senegal, Africa. Cool, huh? I know !  Cool, yes, but so far ! 🙁  As much as I miss her I am so happy for her and so glad to hear that she is enjoying her work. I love seeing pictures of Erin on FB, her gorgeous face tanned form hours in the sun giving a huge smile from good times. I am sure Senegal is great but I can not wait till we can have her back state side.

Want to know more about what Erin is doing? Check out her blog.   http://africantreehugger.blogspot.com/

Below are some pictures Erin posted.