What gems of painting or statuary are in the world of art, or what flowers are in the world of nature, are gems of thought to the cultivated and the thinking.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
In this blog I will focus on my future, present and past experiences in traveling around the world with different cultures and with the artwork that I have/will come across in doing so.
1) I will start each entry with an inspiring quote and a topic of discussion.
2) A BIG thank you to Taylor for making me a part of her final project (the video up top)! You rock and I feel honored :]
I GRADUATED! Now what?
Well, I think a lot of us are in the same boat on this one.
What we are taught that is supposed to happen:
Step 1) Graduate
Step 2) Immediately start your career
What really happens:
Step 1) Graduate
Step 2) ...???
Now, I definitely went into a mini panic mode for about a week where all I asked myself is "How am I going to get money?", "Now what?", "What do I do?!", and "Where on earth can I find a job?!". I did continuous job searches and nothing came up that I was genuinely interested in. I contemplated just accepting anything that came my way whether it fit in with my degree or not.
Then I settled down, took a deeeeeep breath and decided to check my mail.
In doing so, I figured it might not hurt to browse through my junk mail (since sometimes important messages get caught in there)-- and what I found was a response to an application I submitted a month or so ago about a possible Internship in Africa. I completely forgot that I submitted an application to this program and even put the possibility aside since I was so focused on finding a career in town immediately. After some research about the internship, I realized it was something I actually really wanted to do, especially since it involves three of my passions - traveling abroad, the ocean/sea life and photography.
As some of you may already know, it's been another month later and I have been officially been accepted into the Underwater Photography Internship in Mozambique, Southern Africa.
The Universe works in mysterious ways.
Had I started a career immediately after graduation-- I probably wouldn't of even looked into this internship.
Moral of the story kids-- Go with the flow, don't panic and things happen for a reason!
My goal is to begin blogging everyday on my experiences in Africa, and on all of the people, sights and animals that I encounter while I am there.
Now, I don't know what will happen next after this internship or where my life will go from there-- but the most important thing I've realized is that I feel great about this opportunity. I'm going to be doing what I love to do and what's even better-- I'll be doing it underwater! Abroad in Africa! Encountering all kinds of fish and possibly even some sharks. Either way, I am grateful and looking forward to it with much enthusiasm :]
So, this has been just a brief (and early) intro of my up-coming journey to Africa (which will start at the beginning of July) as well as a reminder to us all to really go for what it is you want.
Take chances, have faith and enjoy your journeys along the way :]
So hope you stay tuned and have a great day everyone!
(P.s. For some awesome summer reading check out The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff)
Hakuna Matata :]