Things are looking up for me. After a really difficult move, I think I’m finding my way. I got an internship at an educational nonprofit here in Brooklyn. It’s a little intimidating, because the people who work there all seem passionate and smart and way cooler than me, but I’m excited.
And then I’m fairly certain I’ll get a part-time nanny job, which seems to pay really well and will be fairly low stress. I like kids way more than coworkers, so, it’s really a win-win.
I’m just taking this year as it comes. I may not have come to NY and gotten the dream journalism job I wanted right off the bat. But I’m learning to cope, I’m taking chances, I’m taking things as they come. I finished school a year early, so I’m looking at this entire year as a trial run of sorts with a bit of extra time I have. There are some things I need to still do for myself before I’ll feel ready to tackle that career job.
If in 6 months from now, I’m still watching toddlers and reading books and spending my weekends exploring Brooklyn, so be it. I’ll only be 22, and I have time to figure out what I want to do. Plus, jesus do these NY parents pay well to watch their kids. If I worked full time, I’d almost be making as much as my fiancé, who programs for a start-up. I’ll take it.
I am not going to compare my journey to anyone else’s. I’m going to do things for me. This isn’t school, with planned next steps. This is just my life. It’s whatever I want for myself. It’s whatever makes me happy and keeps my family secure financially.
Feeling 1000x better.