"So, are you going to stay at this job? What's next?"
I find it fascinating that so soon after I have found one thing, I am checked up on to see if I am going to stick with it. It feels like the last six years have been a series of "What's next?" questions.
Where are you applying to college?
Where are you going to college?
Have you chosen your major yet?
Are you studying abroad?
What are you going to do after you graduate?
(Then there's the ever-popular Are you seeing anyone? and Are you engaged yet? Do guys get that, too? Because girls get it overandoverandoverandover...)
And even now, three years after I got my college diploma... What's next?
|Self-portrait reflected in my tea kettle, 2011, as I was figuring this new life out.|
So when I hear What's next? I always think... How about NOW? This life that I have made for myself, these moments?
I know there is a What's next? and someday it will show itself. And I'll be glad to share it. But for now, I think I'll drop my defensiveness, smile, and say, I'm really happy now.