Let’s take a journey! The road begins here with a 22-year-old, highly intelligent young lady. The countdown has begun, 22 days until I graduate from Wiley College with a 3.4 GPA and a double degree's in english and mass communications. I can go anywhere! I can be anything! The world belongs to me, right?
Yeah, it sounds great, but when you have no where to go but back home to live in the house you grew up in with your mother and 89-year-old grandma, the greatness turns into slight depression.
I am so smart! I not the average student! Sad to say, that does not matter at all. I could not wrap my finger around why I was so lost. Since forever, I boasted the fact that I would be graduating from college in 4 years. Now that the time is here, I just want it to go away. Am I the only one that didn’t think this all the way through?
I had to realize that it happens to the best of the best.
I dedicated four years of my life to being independent, making a name for myself by joining a multitude of organizations, and being involved on campus. Literally, it seems as though all of my hard work has been in vain. Do I regret it? Never in a million years! I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I didn’t stop and smell the undergraduate roses. Question is, will it pay off for me? Answer is, yes! The work begins now!
Allow me to enlighten you: life is about keys. The key I missed here is preparation, but fear not! To my surprise, so did about three out of five college students. College is about becoming an adult and it’s the perfect place to get lost, make mistakes and find your own way back to the real world. Basically, college is a playground for aspiring adults. You get to learn, experience, and have a lot of fun under the protection of slight supervision. Therefore, not being prepared for life after college is not the end of the world, just the beginning of adulthood.
Often, I wish that I had done more to prepare myself for life after graduation, but wishing does not turn back the hands of time.
The first step was actually coming to reality and admitting to myself that this experience is really over. It was not easy at all, but I made it to a place where I am sane again.
The feeling of making it to the finish line has no comparison. No worries! All of the cliché phrases your parents tell you to keep you motivated are true! You can go anywhere! You can be anything and yes, the world is yours! You made it to the finish line. Well, May 7 is rapidly approaching and I do not have any more time to waste. Undergraduate life was good, but whether I like it or not I will be getting my degree in May and undergraduate life ends.
What a journey this will be. At least I am not alone; I have you to take with me!