As I am beginning my last semester of college, there are a lot of thoughts that are running through my mind. I have lived in a world where I have always been in school except for the few short years that I honestly cannot remember cause I was that young. The real world is coming full speed at me and all I can think is "What is going to happen next?"
Whether your post-undergraduate plans are already figured out or you still have no clue what you want to do with the rest of your life (which is OK), you need to figure something out. As much as you want to lay around and do nothing after spending about 17 out of the past 22 years of your life in school, you have to do something.
Do you want to find a job in the field you just spent four years learning about? Do you want to go to graduate school and expand your learning (and student loans) even more? Do you just want to find any place that will accept a college graduate just to get your feet off the ground?
It does not matter what you want to do as long as you are doing it for yourself. The only person that can experience the life you are living is you, so do what you want to do and what will make you happy.
Yes, the future is a scary place regardless of what your future plans (or lack of plans) are, but the most important part is that you are not alone. I promise you, there are thousands of other people across the world who will graduate college this spring. Some will have a job lined up, graduate school deposit paid or have nothing planned.
We are all in this together, whether we were a biology major, communications major, education major or any other major under the sun. We will all graduate this spring and get that piece of paper that will set us up for the rest of our lives.
Now, it is time to start the rest of our lives, which the last four years has prepared us for. As a member of this year's graduating class, I cannot wait to see what this crazy, scary world has to offer not only for me, but for my fellow graduates.