I'm finishing up my degree and I want to do a PhD. I really hope I don't get stuck at another school in the midwest.
I'm graduating in the spring of 2019, and then i have to figure out what to do. Hopefully I can jump straight into a job or PhD program somewhere out west, but I'm also considering living with my parents for several months to a year and saving my money for a big move.
I guess I'm afraid of that turning in to a trap, though, and I'll wake up in my 40s, overweight, bald, living in some cookie cutter subdivision in the Chicago area, married to some woman I don't actually love, been working some shitty job designing air conditioning units, never ran a marathon, never moved out west, etc.