My summer was spent just as it should be. I spent over a month in Spain and fell wildly in love with the culture, people, and work that I did. The impact of the global crisis reared it's head in Spain. You could see the impacts everywhere, and it was painful. I don't want to claim that I had this existential crisis there, but it made me realize the challenges that are currently being experienced on a global scale. I loved Spain and I always will. (I have been there every single year since 2008! Isn't that crazy?) A por ellos and all that jazz.
While there are stories that happened during my trip, some more appropriate to share on the Internet than others, my "next step" may have changed upon touching back down stateside. I won an analyst fellowship with Education Pioneers. For people in the education community, this is supposed to be a pretty big deal and I was pumped about it. I had gone through multiple interviews, demonstrated my Excel mastery, given presentations, analyzed data, and felt that I was really qualified to take charge of these work. I dreamed of doing data-driven strategy for Denver Public Schools and really making sure that foreign-born students were getting kick-ass instruction from kick-ass teachers. But, my placements haven't gone well...and I have literally idea what I'm going to do next. Oh, and I'm supposed to move across the country in.....less than two weeks. No big deal.
I shouldn't panic, it may be possible that everything will figure itself out....but, at the moment? I don't know where I'm going, I don't know how I'm getting there, and I don't even know the city that I will be placed in. I'm in love with taking risks! I love adventures and excitement, but I hate uncertainty.
And this is uncertainty is what I'm getting overwhelmed with at the moment. I'm going to develop a backup plan and work on writing a bit more. I don't want to lose hope in the job hunt, and I don't want to lose my skills. #KeepItOptimistic