The Doldrums of Winter
“Cocaine is God’s way of saying that you’re making too much money.” – Robin Williams
Perhaps it’s just the winter doldrums*, but I’m feeling glum. I’ve had a lot on my mind lately, some of it pertaining to my future. Next Christmas, I will be a graduate. I know, incredible thought, huh? The future seems to be staring me in the face. I know that everyone has gone through this, but the fact that it’s taken me so long to get here adds such significance. It also adds pressure. Will I be able to do what I want to do after I’m through with school? Hell, who knows exactly what I’ll be doing! More pressingly, where will I live? I’m pretty sure that I’ll be moving to New York to pursue my career. What’s that going to be like? I know I’m going to miss my friends here in Pittsburgh, and the city will always be my home. I also know that there are TEP brothers living in the NYC area, so I won’t be totally alone. Am I going to make enough money? How long will I have to live with my friend before I’m able to get my own place? How am I going to watch my Steelers? I know it’s still far off and I have classes yet to pass, but it is one of the many things that has been running through my mind.
If you don’t know what the word “Doldrums” means, look it up!