Master’s complete. Now what?

Isn’t that the question of the day? How on earth am I supposed to focus on what I’m going to do now with all of this free time in the way? It’s paralyzing. I also have no idea what I want to focus on. I have a lot of great leads and ideas, but they’re all equally appealing and I need to choose a lane because trying to make them all happen is not working. First on the list, start my own company. I figure if I start with the most challenging and work my way down I’ll feel much better about it all. I won’t go into details about what the company will be, but it will be fun, rewarding, part-time work that could keep me as busy or free’d up as I choose. I like that idea. Second, find a job that focuses on my two favorite things: writing and digital. It’s not exactly the best time to look for a dream job, but no one can take dreaming away from me! Third, do all of the projects I’ve been putting off for no good reason. Between telling friends I would help them with their websites (I really meant it. I want to help!), to committing to co-authoring an iBook, I could really make a full time job out of extra projects. Unfortunately, they don’t pay so I feel guilty focusing on them until I shore up this employment situation.

Finally, for some odd reason the man friend and I decided now would be a great time to look for real estate. I know what you’re thinking…

“You’re unemployed and you’re looking for a house?”

Yeah, it’s true. Technically he’s looking for a house and I’m along for the ride, but even being involved is enjoyably stressful. We have our eyes on ‘fixers’ and there’s so much to consider with homes that aren’t move-in ready. As I get into each of these projects, I plan to make time to write about them. Or I’ll play Words With Friends until my hands go numb. Either way…

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