Since this is going to be my last post I wanted to talk a little about myself, my overall feeling about my experience here, what my future prospects are from here on, and what I want from life.
Boston has been a real blessing. The beauty of the city, even when covered in 6 feet of snow, is undeniable. It is constantly moving and full of life. There are always things to do: from visiting the Public Library, Aquarium, doing some crazy whale watching out in the middle of the sea, or just plain running down the Esplanade next to the Charles River, my experience here has been full of wonderful encounters. I’m going to be very sad to part from all of it, but life has a funny way of always putting new exciting adventures in our future, even if we don’t know what they are yet.
They have asked me to tell you about what my future prospects are and what I want to do with my personal and professional life. Honestly? I have no idea! :) Let me tell you the things I know and the things that I don’t:
What I know:
· Next year I’ll be back in Spain finishing my two degrees and completing my fifth year of college.
· I want to be working at my university as a TA (teaching assistant).
· I’m going to finish my two theses.
· I’m going to spend all year trying to look for a job for when I graduate.
· I’m going to enjoy my family and friends as much as possible after two years of being far away from home…and hopefully find a boyfriend while I’m at it! ;)
Here’s what I don’t know:
· I don’t know where I’ll be this summer or when I’ll be going back to Spain. (I’ll hopefully get the internship I’ve applied for this summer in NYC and go back home in August)
· I have no idea what my two theses are going to be about.
· I have no idea in what sector of the business I want to work in once I graduate from college, except for the fact that finance and accounting are no-goes just because I find them extremely boring.
· And I have no idea what life has in store for me, but I’m hopeful it will be something that makes me happy and develops me further as the human being I am.
Despite all these uncertainties we must face life with a good, open, amiable, cheerful, and grateful disposition to make the best of whatever comes forth.
My last advice would be this: no matter where you choose to go to study or visit, make the most of it by learning from everyone you meet and try to absorb the most of whatever culture you dive into, for that is what builds who you are.
This is my goodbye to you and to Boston. I’m so grateful you have had the patience to read my thoughts throughout this semester. I wish you the best of luck.
Cristina Maldonado Tiegs