Well, with a new year, I thought I’d start something new. Recently I’ve been inspired by my best friend “Katana” to do more blogging. Since she moved out to Kansas I haven’t gotten to see her much, so reading her blogs are a great way to stay in touch (and entertained!). She’s made a career out of life in the blogosphere and while my hopes are not exactly along those lines, I’d also like to write more like she does. Granted, I still have my personal handwritten journal to take care of (and that I’ve neglected for a long time), but there’s nothing quite like blogging to capture the small things in life. I find it’s a great place to explore my thoughts in a more immediate way.
Though I kept another LiveJournal a few years back, I think it’s time to use a different domain for this new chapter in my life. Maybe I can track my progress as a recent graduate, looking for a job and figuring out where to lead my life. I know where I think my life is going to go is going to change a lot before it settles anywhere and I’m ready to explore what there is out there for me to do. I can also follow the development of my relationship (the first!) and how my hopes and expectations evolve over time.
Ok, so… where am I in my life? I just graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and Economics. I’m looking for jobs nearby (preferably in Westwood, otherwise in Los Angeles somewhere) in marketing or administrative work. I want to work for two or three years before going to business school for my MBA. After that I’d like to get into upper level management, get the experience to see what it takes to run a company before branching off and getting into entrepreneurial work. The first thing I want to do at that point is start an environmental consulting firm focused on conservation and recycling. I’ve also toyed with the idea of a vocational school for athletes and a craft/party store complete with classes. But that will be on the back burner for many more years to come.
Well, at least that was my 10-20 year plan. More recently I’ve been considering an opportunity to start up a branch of a Singaporean company (Caelan & Sage) here in California with my Singaporean “twin” – let’s call her Marylin. However, there’s a lot of research, preparation, and information I need to look into before I go forth with this. It would be lovely to get a head start on my dreams of entrepreneurial success though. I have high hopes and dreams, though I’m trying to stay grounded and be practical about this. However, I am fresh out of uni and ready to conquer the world! Ultimately I just want to learn and grow, then take that to inspire and motivate people, as well as create happy work environments.
As for my personal life, it’s the first time in my life that I am happily seeing someone. I’ll refer to him as Panda. He is an amazing person and I’m really lucky to have met him. I’m still grappling with this concept: someone likes me and is good to me?! I’ve made some poor decisions in the past, leading to some unfortunate experiences, which makes me appreciate this all the more. My other best friend, “Elle,” bluntly showed her shock when she heard I’d found someone who treated me well. She’s happy for me, of course, but she’s seen me go through some less than savory characters and never really get into a relationship. I’ve also been known to run from any guy who shows interest in me, so she’s glad that I still like this one!
The world has a lot to offer and I have my fair share to contribute. Onward!