Like seemingly every other job on the planet, mines is becoming monotonous. It seems like I’ve been doing busy work for the past 2 months – I haven’t really had to use my brain to really figure out anything or learn anything new. These are the dog days of summer I guess. The longer I work at this job, the more I feel like I will not be sticking around here for 5-10 years, and by here, I mean the engineering field. I still am somewhat unsure if this is what I want to do and for how long I want to do it. I was hoping that this past year and a half of working would bring some clarity to my thoughts, but that hasn’t really happened. I feel more and more like I may go back to school and maybe get a masters and/or PhD. I very well may end up being a college professor (something I have always seen myself doing). Like always, these are just some random, passive thoughts I’ve had over the past few weeks. In addition to these thoughts, I have become intent on purchasing a car within the next few months, maybe even as soon as this month. I finally have enough financial stability where it is financially feasible for me to purchase one (more than likely in cash – I’m not a big fan of financing and an even lesser fan of leasing). I think that once I purchase a car, I will move on to the next big step in my life – moving out. I have had enough capital to move out long ago, but I chose to stay at my house to help around at home and provide some support for the family, but now I feel like my time has come to move on to the next phase of my life. I was initially going to wait until after my sis’s wedding (December 2007), but now I may push it up to this August or September. I already am helping out around the house financially, so paying rent won’t be anything new for me. I will more than likely have a roommate (maybe a few close friends of mine) and will hopefully be living in close proximity to the city. This summer will be critical for me because there are many things I want to accomplish before the summer concludes and I have to be very determined and focused if I want to reach any of the goals I have set for myself. Once I have settled into my own place and have my own car, then maybe I can refocus on my career and re-evaluate where I am at in my life.