"What do you plan on doing when you graduate in May?"
If I get asked this question once I get asked it 100 times. My answer used to be something along the lines of, "I don't know, but I do know that I want to travel". While yes, I would prefer a job that would allow me to travel, I don't know if I will be able to have that as soon as I get out of college. Right now, I want to be a flight attendant, but that could change by May. If you are struggling with what you want to do once you graduate, listen carefully- it is OK. It's OK not to have everything figured out. It's OK to want to travel the world. It's OK if you want to move away from the place you have always lived and start fresh. It's OK not to have a job lined up in May. If someone tells you that it is not OK - they are lying to you. Everyone is different, don't compare yourself to someone who might already have a job. You aren't alone if you don't know what you want to do, there are so many college seniors who are just like you. It's way more common than you think.
I believe that everything happens for a reason and that things will fall into place. You will find a job and you will find a career. It may take longer than you would like, but it's all a part of your journey. Just because you do not know what you want to do doesn't mean that are you lost or unproductive. Not knowing is just another part of this journey called life. This journey will lead you to your destination. If you don't have a job lined up and you have no idea what you want to do with your life, maybe take some time for yourself graduation. Relax, hang out with friends, travel, and do whatever you want before you get busy again with life. If there has been something I have learned in my life, it is to go with the flow. Not everything you do in life can be planned out, and I guarantee that if you try to make your own plan for your life, that God will laugh and more than likely He will throw you a curveball that changes your life. Trust His plan for your life because it is way better than you could have ever imagined it to be.
So to all those college seniors who don't know what they want to do after they graduate, don't be afraid to answer with "I don't know" when someone asks. That's the beauty of this journey. You have the rest of your life to work, so like I said, take time to relax and enjoy life. Give yourself a break. You have stressed and worked hard to get where you are. Don't be disappointed. The right job will come at just the right time.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."- Philippians 4:6-7