So if you’ve paid attention, I’ve struggled through some of the hardest weeks of my (short) life.
I’m in my final year of University and I just worked my a** off over the last few weeks and months and handed in my Final Year Project this morning.
So what’s next?
I’m going to Amsterdam today, until Saturday, to participate in The Next Web Conference and discover this city I’ve never visited before. I’m hoping to meet up with a few friends and locals that I know, and relax —so the sun will be greatly appreciated. Obviously, pictures will be taken so watch this space, as well as Flickr & Instagram, —in case you somewhat interested.
Once I get back, I will have two more group projects to wrap up (with deadlines due in mid-may) and one exam to prepare (in early June.) After this, I will only have to wait for —hopefullyknockonwoodandfingerscrossed— Graduation.
In any case, I’m waiting to hear from different companies about job opportunities so that I can prepare my future, this summer, and just… my life, really.
It’s finally the end of this (seemingly) long year, and I can’t wait for the future!
"We often hear lamentations about declining educational quality, but the focus is usually misplaced on SAT scores and graduation rates. Missing from the conversation is the quality of what’s being taught. Meanwhile, we are mistakenly wed to the notion that more people going to college means more people will find jobs."
It’s certainly not easy to start a career. Ever.
Being a dropout, or even having attended (and possibly graduated from) Higher Education, there’s is such a gap between the student life and the work life.
It’s not easy to adapt, and the transition is much more different than any change you can have, whether cultural, financial, or having to deal with a relationship with someone else.
Remember when your wise friend’s and relatives were advising you to look for an area, an industry, or domain that you love for your professional career? I was lucky enough to have this chance, this choice, and to know where I wanted to go (at least a rather vague idea…)
Interestingly enough, it’s once again an advice that you realize is true after enough time has passed. Like a lot of decisions in life, you can connect the dots once the decision was taken.
So being here in San Francisco, leaving the office at 9pm, I realize how important of is to try to look for this unconditional love for what I do and want to do. Love, or doubtless belief in a company, a project or a product. Because when you are lucky enough to find this element, you won’t realize how late you’re staying up to work. Lunch, or dinner, will pass by without you noticing anything. And you will put so much of yourself in the current situation that days, weeks, months, and if you’re lucky enough, years will fly by.
I am not worried about finding myself in this position, I’m always optimistic towards the future, and pretty confident that I will somehow find what I’m looking for. I just hope to find it very soon. But I hope that, unlike relationships, I get to find this while looking for it, not when I feel like stopping, or giving up…
I’m very interested in your path, what about You, reader, have you find this passion driving you on a daily basis? Or are you finding yourself stuck in the middle of a difficult position? Or a transition phase?
No matter what happens, I would strongly advise you to watch/listen to the following speech, and reflect upon it and this article too…