The Post-Graduation Honeymoon Phase: How Long Will It Last?
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The Post-Graduation Honeymoon Phase: How Long Will It Last?

Graduating from college is a major milestone for most people, but then after the ceremony, what comes next?

The Post-Graduation Honeymoon Phase: How Long Will It Last?
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Graduating from college one of the biggest milestones in everyone's lives, the years of maintaining good grades and being challenged with making the most out of your meal plan was all worth it when you go up stage to receive your diploma. The moment you get to move your tassel from one side to other, the real celebration commences! You're out of college and into the real world; there are many things to pursue when being an official adult from opening a bank account and construction the perfect resume for jobs and internships. Yet, it's too straightforward, instead most people would bask into the thought of no longer worrying about midterms or early morning fire alarms.

I like to call the time between post graduation ceremony and the start of the fall, "The Graduation Honeymoon", and as the name implies is basically a vacation before real world adulting. The moment you finished taking millions of photos with friends and family after graduation, you rush to remove your cap and gown into some comfy clothing where the real party begins. Most graduating seniors do the most out of their last full day living on campus such as a pool party or a major clean up haul before moving out. Afterwards, college graduates make their way into the "honeymoon" portion of their time as a new college alumni. Move back home with a million more stuff in your room, and for the next few months, complete relaxation.

Being in this Honeymoon phase after graduation can be bittersweet, as semester worries are no longer a priority, but at the same time; we all must bask the last few months of freedom or until you get hired. A few weeks ago, I was walking across the center stage for my diploma looking my best compared to now as I spend most of my days lounging in some comfy shorts and napping. In fact, during this honeymoon phase, your friends who haven't graduate could be wondering why you basically fell off the face of the earth. Staying at home for most of the week can be money-saving, but can be boring at times. It's important for every college graduate to have a honeymoon phase after graduation, because we would need that time period to unwind before we prepare to be challenged with new obstacles such as a career, a family, or even graduate school. To all the college graduates out there, enjoy any amount of time to relax after four or three years of hard work and student loans. You deserve it, you got a good few months before considering a career or graduate school, since after the honeymoon phase is over, we have bigger worries including paying off student loans.

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