Now that I am moving onto my first job it’s a little unnerving. I know I’m capable of doing the job and that I will be successful. However, I’m more worried for another reason. I’ve gotten really used to life in Blacksburg and with my friends. We’ve been together for four years and have done so much together. Now everyone is going their separate ways. Besides the occasional weddings or reunions way down the road, it’s pretty unlikely that we will all be together again. Despite everyone’s best intentions, it’s difficult to remain in touch. I’ve barely talked to or seen friends from previous schools. I’ve always moved to a new school and found new friends to hang out with. But this time it’s different.
I’m not going to be surrounded by a whole bunch of new exciting young people this time. I’m going to be working all the time. I’ll have real-life responsibilities. I’m going to be in a small town with not many people and not much to do. I’m not going to have much free time to visit or talk with past friends. All of these unknowns along with my new veterinary job have me extremely worried. I don’t want to lose touch with my friends and have them end up like people from my past.
While I am worried, I’m not going to let these fears get the best of me. I’m going to go out and find new friends. I am going to have plenty of time on the road to talk to friends and family. I’m going to make every effort to keep talking to everyone I care about. No matter what, I’ll get used to this new life and make the most of whatever situation I’m presented with.