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I’ve been thinking about what I want to do after college. It’s been stressing me out a lot so I decided to just figure it out now and make a plan of what I want to do after I graduate. All along I keep saying that I’m going to teach ESL in a foreign country, however the truth is that I don’t know if I have it in me to do right now. That’s still something that I’m going to look into and apply for, but what I really want to do is simply move to a new city in the US, find a job, figure out how to be an adult and sustain myself all on my own for the first time ever, and grow more as a person (find my niche, community, etc).
I’ve always really wanted to live in NYC, but the prices are insane and after looking into it it seems really hard and unrealistic for me at this moment.
So I started looking at other cities and after a lot of research I finally found the perfect place. Portland. It’s just perfect, everything about it. I’ve never been to the west coast, so I would be in an entirely new area of the world. And I would be far away from home, which would be very important for me as I establish myself as an independent adult. From what I’ve seen and read, I know I would find a wonderful sense of community in this city. There is a large queer community and a lot of like-minded people (liberals, feminists, environmentally-friendly people, vegans/vegetarians, artists, musicians, etc.) The city seems to be rich in art, music, and culture, as well, which really appeals to me. The weather is also perfect for my preferences. And most importantly, it would be affordable! Unlike the idea of living in NYC, living in Portland is actually a very realistic, attainable dream. A plane ticket from here to Portland is around $250, and I know that I could afford to share an apartment in the city, with enough money for other expenses, on a minimum wage job. I could certainly make this happen.
So as of now, this is my plan. Of course it could very easily change and I’m going to keep multiple plans in mind and apply to various programs and jobs. I still intend to apply to programs to teach ESL in foreign countries, too, but right now my plan is to move to Portland and I’m really excited about it!
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