Wednesday, April 18, 2012
College Educated & Happy to Have a Job
My son is an outdoor person. He graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies. He spent six years living in Utah, camping, hiking, river rafting/kayaking, snowboarding, skateboarding and taking on every new outdoor adventure come his way. He's trying to figure out what to do for the rest of his life.
He and his brother are planning a trip to Australia in late Fall. They're hoping to have enough money to travel, find jobs and stay a while. I hope they get there and have a huge adventure. I want them to experience the world, life, new situations, challenges. My younger son's GF is just back from 2 months in India, BY HERSELF. It has been life-changing.
While the current economic situation is not something I want to see prolonged, I'm anxious to see the way my sons react and adjust. It's their first test of really being on their own and having to struggle. Yes, they've been out of the house before and making their own way. But it's different now. They need to be on their own permanently. They know it. We know it.