I'm A College Grad With A Degree And No Plan
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I'm A College Grad With A Degree And No Plan

And I'm totally OK with that.

I'm A College Grad With A Degree And No Plan

If you're like me, you have just spent four years of your time studying material for a history class you never actually liked and working on projects with a bare minimum amount of sleep, putting your blood, sweat, and tears into classes to grant you the option to walk across a stage with your family and friends cheering you on. I worked my tail off in school to be successful later in life and make sure I spent my parents money and loaned cash wisely.

So where does that leave me now? With no job, a piece of paper proving I was "successful", and living in my parents house trying to fit four years worth of crap into a tiny bedroom. I'm not going to lie, these past few months, I've applied to jobs and received rejections from half of them and became incredibly let down about the idea that I may have to wait a while for the right job to come along. That being said, I've found comfort in the unknown, and if you're in the same boat as me, here are some reasons why this grey area is a great place to be in.

1. Oh The Places You'll Go!

The ability to travel a nearby city, state, or even jump on a plane to explore a world unknown. The world is your oyster and this is your chance to see all that it has to offer.

2. Find A New Hobby

Learn how to ride a skateboard or dabble in the art of cooking. Find something that you have always wanted to try and do it!

3. Binge Watch TV Shows

All that time you've been waiting to catch up on "Game of Thrones" or understand the hype of "Breaking Bad" can be accomplished during this break.

4. Connect With Old Friends

Find your old high school friends and meet up with them to reminisce on the good ole' days. Connecting with your past can help you to give you a better idea on where you want to go in the future.

5. Redesign Your Room

Go to a Goodwill and find knick-knacks that will transform your room into the place you've always wanted!

6. Set Goals For Yourself

Right now, it may seem like you have nothing to look forward to. By setting goals, it allows you to look forward to accomplishing something that will help pass the time.

7. Explore Your Hometown

There are plenty of uncharted waters right in your hometown. Take this time to find them and see how much of a vacation your hometown can be.

8. Go To A Festival

There are plenty of events happening this summer. Now that you have time to spare, go out to one that appeals to you and dance your heart out or eat the festival's goodies. You never know unless you try.

9. Volunteer

Giving back to others is a great way to spend your free time. Volunteer at a local food pantry, shelter, or sign up for a mission trip.

10. Spend Time With Loved Ones

This is a great time to spend time with the loved ones you may have been away from at school. Take your grandparents to fro-yo, make your parents dinner, or have a sibling date.

If you're reading this, I want you to know you are not alone. There are plenty of graduates that are in your shoes right now and feel the same, unknown feeling, you have right now. Never give up on your dreams though and continue to apply to as many jobs that peak your interest as possible. But as for right now, sit back, relax, and enjoy this ride to unknown and uncharted territories.

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