By VIGGO123 72 Comments
Okay, later tonight (in about 3-4 hours) I'll receive my high school diploma, proving 13 years of hard work and acquiring unbelievable amounts of useless information. Its been a roller-coaster ride of highs and lows. The joy and carelessness of elementary school, the awkward phase at middle school and three years of happiness at high school.
Just to clear things up, the education system in Norway is a bit different from that in the States.
Elementary school span the grades 1 through 7 (age 6-13)
Middle School, or Junior High span the grades 8-9-10 (age 14-16)
And finally, High School, grades 11 through 13 (age 17-19)
Anyways. That is all over and done with. Now, what will I do next? Luckily I have all my plans laid out for at least the next six years.
In August this year, right after the summer vacation I'm joining the army. Here we have a somewhat optional service period that lasts about a year or so. Approximately 4 out of 10 males between 18-20 years get drafted for service, If you don't want to serve, it's really easy to get out. But I do want to serve, as it will give me a much needed break from school and education.
After my year in the armed forces I will begin my bachelor-degree in journalism at a college in Oslo, this will be three very interesting years, as journalism has fascinated me for years. After receiving my degree I will take a break, before completing the education with a Masters-degree. During this break i really want to travel, you know, see the world. I've traveled quite a lot, but never for long periods of time. I want to go on a cross-country road trip through the States, or backpacking through Europe.
Unfortunately this probably won't happen in the near future. As a student, my economy will be in ruins and I'll have to work to save up money, but someday, I promise you, it will happen.
I want to get my Masters-degree abroad, in either Australia or England. Along side the excitement of living in another country, it will provide experience that might be useful when applying for a job. Hopefully I will end up in gaming journalism, as this obviously is a part of my life. The ideal situation is that I stay in this business until i retire, but I can't really see that happening.
Anyways, just wanted to share my thoughts on the future with the fine members of this site, and also ask this question.
What are your plans for the future? Or, for those of you who might be a bit older. Did your plans turn out the way you wanted?