BECOMING COMFORTABLE WITH UNFAMILIARITY BY BRIAN TORBECK
This semester has been an unbelievable learning experience for me, and it’s rather hard to believe that is coming to an end shortly. I’ve spent the majority of the semester trying to figure out where I will begin my career when I graduate this spring and I hope to have this done in the next few weeks. One of the most important things I’ve learned this semester is the process to reach the area of discovery.
The biggest takeaway I’ve had is realizing the importance of putting myself in different, uncomfortable situations. It is something I very much struggle with. I love my routines and the comfort zones I have built throughout the years. However, as we have learned in class it crucial to continually put yourself in different situations in order to grow, develop, and become more creative.
This is exactly what I have been looking to do in my career search. My comfort zone is back in my hometown of Cincinnati. I’ve lived their all my life and after graduation my family, girlfriend, and vast majority of my friends will all live there. I’ve made a point to only apply for positions and programs that are not located in Cincinnati. It will be tough to move on but ultimately the best opportunities for me are elsewhere. I will grow more as a person in conjunction with being in a better program. It is something I will continue to do throughout my life, trying to become comfortable with unfamiliarity.