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Next Year's Career
Monday, Jan 8, 2007 from Ogden, Utah
Posted: Jan 8, 2007 | 498 words | 5 Comments
“What are you going to do when the trip is over?” That is the million dollar question. It is the question that I cannot get away from. Everyone continues to ask and I understand. But the more they ask the more I’m forced to think about it, the more ideas I get, and the more confused I get! What am I going to do! Hmmm… I’ve got a few ideas. There are a couple songs I think of. One is the new song “World” by Five For Fighting where it says “History starts now.” I’m always kind of thinking about that being a work-a-holic trying to figure out what I can do. I also think about the classic song “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen,” which I listen to all the time for inspiration, Mary Schmich wrote an amazing speech. I always think of the line, “Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t.” That’s me in a nutshell, my parents can attest to that. But I suppose the problem is a little different, it’s not knowing what I want to do, it’s just picking one of the hundreds of things I would love to do. Here they are some of them in no particular order. Have you got any suggestions for me?
– Get a PhD in advertising and be a professor at MSU – Be a professional at hanging out with people in the world – Continue what I’m doing – Work in the snowboard industry – Write a book, or two, or three, or four – Come up with my next endurance traveling ideas – Start a magazine – Create more websites – Be a professional photographer – Be a creative consultant – Continue to merge sociology, advertising, photography, web design, photography, and travel into everything I do – Create a creative and eclectic team of people to work on different independent projects – Move to Colorado and be a snowboard bum while I write a book and bag groceries in some ski town like Breckenridge – Do this same project within the snowboard and/or skateboard industry – Do this same project within college life – Find ways to merge corporations with different projects – Start a scholarship to send kids to college – Continue to document as much as possible of my own life and as many others as possible – To be the “Creative Paradox” of my own domain
P.S. Mom and dad, I know you’re reading this, and just to give you a fair warning that I have a lot of the details worked out in my head for most of this stuff.
P.P.S. If you could pick just one of these to be a partner with me which one would it be and why? Now accepting applications.
Comment by Kristy Snyder
From BoisE, ID
the 2nd idea on that list seems like the way to go Bugsy!!! haha. you have some incredible ideas and i know that you will be successful in anything you choose to do, as long as you are happy!!!!!!! miss you so much and im SSSSOOOOO jealous that you are with kayla bell !! have so much fun! love you and miss you!
Comment by dad
From baraga, MI
For the next 8 months you will be doing number two and three. You just have to decide on the rest of the list, with eight months to figure it out!! We are adjusting to your life style. A little jealous as everyone else but confident and proud that you are doing so well at what you want to do. I can still remember at your age wondering where I would be a few years down the road, I don't think that question is ever answered.
Comment by Jen
From Chicago, IL
Write each suggestion on a piece of paper. Tape each piece to a dart board. Close your eyes and throw the dart and whichever one it lands on/nearest is what you'll do. If you find yourself dissapointed that it didn't land on a different one, then there's your answer. Your gut tends to know more than your head! P.S. make sure there are no people/valuables near by when blindly throwing sharp darts at a wall. I am not liable for any damage.
Comment by ben
From b-wreck, CO
check out thesavagefiles.com. it's hometown invasion on a global scale. this guy stayed with me in alaska 3 years ago at the start of his global adventure and he's still going.
Comment by mom
From baraga, MI
i think you'll need something that involves some amount of travel and photography. you will have a hard time staying in one place for too long, i think! i am sure some opportunities are still to arise from thie HIT.