I’m the sort of person who never really knows what to say about herself, so I guess I’ll just talk about how I would like to spend my future at this point.
After graduating college, I’d like to join the Peace Corps and go to a really random Pacific Island nation, like the Federated States of Micronesia, or something. Once I feel that I am finished with that, I suppose I will find a solid job somewhere, perhaps as a sound mixer for movies (that is the person who cuts in the music), until I have enough money for a nice trailer with a diesel engine (because I heard somewhere that diesel engines can run on cooking oil.....I should probably check on that).
At that point, I will drive around the world with a friend, starting with the Pan-American Highway, which is a highway that goes all the way from Alaska down to the very tip of Argentina. I should probably start in Argentina, because I plan to drive across the ice bridge, which I think shows up for about two weeks in the winter, so you have to plan your drive carefully so that you don’t get stuck in the middle of the Arctic Ocean on your way into Asia. I’ll then drive into Europe, followed by Africa.
During this time, I will be making money as a meteorite hunter and a peddler of jewelry and tie-dyed things. If that doesn’t make enough money, I can always just settle in a town and get a job on a farm, or in a café, or something. I would like to be a meteorite hunter because they make ridiculous amounts of money for finding rocks from outer space. I am also very fascinated by the universe outside of our planet. I enjoy having my mind blown by the sheer scale of it. Once I get tired of traveling and hunting for rocks from outer space, I will settle down in a farming commune somewhere,and just live and farm until I die, I guess. I do recognize, however, that I am seventeen and my hopes and dreams will probably be different by the time I am older. It is just nice to think about it for now.