It's 2013. Funny how just writing '13 behind the date now makes such a difference. What's 2013? It's the year my current job expires. It's the year I've been aiming towards as the beginning of the "next chapter." And now it's here, and for the first time in a long time, maybe ever, I don't know what's next.
I've always been the person who has a plan- always a step 2 to follow and lean on. I don't have a step 2 right now. Sure, I'm applying to jobs and I'm pretty confident I will land one before August. That's not the issue. I'm also pretty sure I'd like to keep working in the public sector. I have clarity on that issue too. What's a mystery is where? Where do I want to live? Where do I want to work? Why is this decision so difficult?
I don't know what my life will look like this time next year. It's both exciting and scary all at the same time.