From Graduating Senior To Graduation
Start writing a post

From Graduating Senior To Graduation

Experience the ups and downs of preparing to graduate college from a relatable source.

From Graduating Senior To Graduation

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!

Report this Content

Rap Songs With A Deeper Meaning

Rap is more than the F-bomb and a beat. Read what artists like Fetty, Schoolboy Q, Drake, and 2Pac can teach you.

Rap artist delivers performance on stage
Photo by Chase Fade on Unsplash

On the surface, rap songs may carry a surface perception of negativity. However, exploring their lyrics reveals profound hidden depth.Despite occasional profanity, it's crucial to look beyond it. Rap transcends mere wordplay; these 25 song lyrics impart valuable life lessons, offering insights that extend beyond the conventional perception of rap music.

Keep Reading...Show less

21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

Maybe don't try them all in one day...

21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

My 21st birthday is finally almost here. In honor of finally turning 21, I thought I'd share 21 fun drinks since it's finally legal for me to drink them.

Some of these drinks are basic, but some of them are a little more interesting. I thought they all looked pretty good and worth trying, so choose your favorites to enjoy at your big birthday bash!

Keep Reading...Show less

Ancient Roman Kings: 7 Leaders of Early Rome

The names and dates of the reigns of the first four kings, as well as the alternation of Sabin and Latin names, are more legendary than historical. The last three kings, of Etruscan origin, have an existence which seems less uncertain.

inside ancient roman building
Photo by Chad Greiter on Unsplash

It is evident that all this is only a legend although archeology shows us little by little that these kings if they did not exist as the ancient history, describes them, have at least in the very Outlines were real as chief of a shepherd’s tribe. The period when kings ruled Rome could estimate at 245 years.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Love Lost

Being the girl that is falling for the boy is never easy.

Love Lost

You constantly text my phone telling me that you want to see me and hang out, even though we may not have sex we cuddle and that’s intimacy in its own. I’m tired of buying you food and being there for you like a girlfriend when you consistently tell me you aren't ready for a girlfriend. I am constantly feeling I’m getting slapped in the face because I’m doing all these things and getting nothing in return. Every day I feel myself liking you more which is just crazy because why would I even waste my time liking someone there isn’t a future with. I just want you to be honest with me and with yourself, tell me how you feel from your heart, stop just saying you aren’t ready. You are wasting time telling me you aren’t ready because while you are “getting ready” some guy somewhere else is telling me that he likes me and thinks I’m beautiful and wants to date me. I’m not asking for much, but I at least want exclusivity because you ask me for all these things but in return you give me nothing.

Keep Reading...Show less
Pretty Little Liars

From reading the books in eighth grade to watching the television show all throughout high school, "Pretty Little Liars"basically defined my teenage existence. I was completely and totally obsessed on all accounts. However, even though I loved the fact that the books and the show are starkly different, there are simply just some ways in which the books are much better. Let's take a look:

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments