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DANIELLE D’COSTA | Defining Myself

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So this week has gone by pretty fast!!

By the time you read this there will 1 day until I visit my best friend in Kingston, 7 days left until convocation, and 12 days left for my trip to the Galapagos!!!

A 33-year dormant volcano recently erupted on one of the islands I’ll be camping on, so I am very excited! Perfect timing!

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-32882500

This week I’ve been keeping myself quite busy! Attended a careers in renewable energy info seminar which was very interesting …& packed! Spent time cooking up vegan dishes/researching, went to a yoga class, and spent a bit of the time studying for a certification course. Of course, there was a bit of Netflix in between. Trying to kick the habit!

I also had a great conversation with an older cousin I’m very close with. I explained by predicament of looking for a job in a different industry and not feeling quite productive enough. She commented that I still seem to be defining myself according to how productive I’m being. Thinking about that, I realized she was correct. It’s something I have to adjust. She explained that this sort of ‘lull’ is something almost every grad experiences and it passes.

I get that, but to be honest, this waiting period feels long – and as far as I know, it’s just starting. Realistically I haven’t even had convocation yet though, so I’m fine. I’ve got some pretty big dreams, and I’ve already resigned myself to taking the necessary time to figuring out the details. I hear it’s more about the journey anyway. 😉

Anyway, now that I’ve accepted it’s okay to change my course in life, I’m finding a bunch of new avenues opening up! At the same time, I don’t seem to find myself settling into a career path. Still it seems to be in the general environmental field/category – after attending that seminar I started thinking about a career in geology. Then there’s the big hairy audacious goal of getting into the UNDP.

Either way, I’m taking it one day at a time and focusing on what I know. I’m finding myself able to commit the needed time to complete my Project Management Professional course, which is great! I have no doubt that will open up some opportunities. Getting on the ‘career’ train, if you will…

https://youtu.be/BUIlKbZKha0?t=2m30s 

The course is my ticket. (for now)

“Run for it Charlie, run straight home and don’t stop till you get there!”

haha. ‘Til next time!

– Dani


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