And now what?
Although it might be a bit early to start stressing about it (after all I submitted my final paper just 3 days ago), questions about the future clog my mind like clouds in the invisible-summer Dutch sky.
No longer a student, no more constant pressure for papers, PBL sessions and readings to be prepared, I will have to learn how to live life with a completely new rhythm.
Summer holidays sound like a good perspective, but I know the thought of “what about September” will be looking at me with a grim smile on its face all the way through.
Internship done, thesis done: optimists would say “you are ready to conquer the world”, realists would object “the [real] world is going to conquer you”. How to strike a balance between despair and excitement?
I wonder how many of you out there are in the same situation, packing your bags for some exotic destination with one hand and sending CVs in bulk with the other.
Probably the best thing to do is “prepare to face the unavoidable”, like a random Chinese proverb goes, and accept the fact that uncertainty is the existential condition of our days.
In other words…welcome unemployment!
I come from sunny Italy, from the area of Milan, city of football, fashion and bad politicians. Maastricht will be my home for the next year while I try to become a writer/journalist and attend my Media Culture master at UM. During my almost 27 years on this planet I also lived in Germany and Czech Republic, although my dream is going back to a Mediterranean country. In the cold, Dutch rainy days I keep busy with writing, getting upset about Italian politics and learning about archaeology. The past is always better :)