Friday, July 9, 2010

Planning ahead

I've found here that I'm constantly planning ahead (I'm a planner anyways, but not so much as I've been here). A lot of it comes from Tim's realizations and sudden revelations as to what he wants to do in the future. Part of it is my need for mental stimulation. We're thinking and re-thinking future plans, which leads us usually back to square one: we have NO idea what the future holds as far as future schooling, future careers, future hometown, future number of children, anything. So far in the last week, Tim has gone back and forth between graduating in April and extending his BYU experience to the next year in order to raise his GPA and get a little more competitive for grad school, possibly double-majoring in something he can actually excel at easily (English, Comparative Lit, for example). Tim has talked about grad school, PhDs, MPAs, law school, foreign service, being a small-town librarian.

As for my future path, there are plans in the works at the moment. We'll see how they pan out...

Of course all plans contingent on factors that limit our choices, including if BYU will let Tim double-major this late... what schools accept us where... what opportunities arise in the meanwhile... if our IUD truly will prevent pregnancy (aka I'm not going to school full-time with a baby). Until all these factors work themselves out, I will continue to research, re-research, and plan, plan, plan. Luck favors the prepared, after all.


  1. This post reminds me of myself in so many crazy ways. I love planning- it keeps me occupied, and I think it's healthy to change your mind and really think about all those different options. It's better than choosing first and thinking about it later at least. The nice thing to remember is: you don't have to do it all right now. Sometimes I worry that I'm getting old too fast, but then I remember that you have many more years to do those things on your list.

    Good luck with your future- I'm sure it will be great! Also, it's nice to know that we're not the only ones that don't have everything figured out :)

  2. That's exactly right. You never know what opportunities will arise, but if you do lots of research you will be prepared to take advantage of them when they do.