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the future

I went to an alumni event at the UW Business School a couple days ago, where they let alumni network for a bit and then have undergraduates come and speak with you.  They separated us by function (marketing, finance, etc.) and then kids can come up and ask you whatever questions they wanted.

As one of my other friends who was also an alumni put it, there was a lot of awkwardness in the room.   A couple of us gals went out for a drink afterwards and laughed about how naiive some of the questions were, but we wondered if we were also like that when we were in college?  Many of the students wondered if we are now doing what we we thought we were going to do in college.  Have we all figured it out yet?  Not at all.

We were three successful (and very hot) women on top but we talked about how we still don’t really know what we want to do.  We know what we enjoy, but that doesn’t always translate into a viable job in the work place.  My general plan is to work as hard as I can while I’m young and try to retire early.  Easier said than done, I know.

I want to travel, eat a lot of good food, drink a lot of good drinks, and spend time with friends.  I actually like the work life more than the college life.  I think most people are the opposite, but I would not go back to college right now if I could.  I like having money, going on vacations, and not studying for tests.  But of course, there’s a lot of tradeoffs and you learn to manage.  That’s why there’s a lot of drinking going on during the week. 🙂

Anyway, now I’m just rambling, but it was really interesting talking to these girls about future goals and where our lives and careers are headed.  We often don’t stop and reflect upon where we were, where we are, and where we want to go.  I’m excited about my future though and anxious to see where it leads.

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