To Fellow December Graduates, I'm Scared Too

To Fellow December Graduates, I'm Scared Too

Graduating from college is a big deal, but it's time that I accept it's happening, and I have to move on to the next phase in my life.

To Fellow December Graduates, I'm Scared Too
Hayley Garron

I graduate college in three weeks... That's INSANE!

I don't know where the time has gone over the last four and a half years, and I've been trying not to think about the fact that I'm about to enter a new phase of my life, but it's time for me to except that the chapter on college is closing, and I have to put my big girl pants on to enter into adulthood.

For everyone, this looks like something different, but for me, this is how I imagine the next several months in my life to go:

1. I will still be living at home, so no stress there. I am relieved to not have to leave the warmth and support of my parents home, and for the time being, I have no plans to move out.

2. I will be working more hours. I have to accept this. There won't be any classes to use as an excuse to not work, so I will be working more.

3. Another thought on the point above; the company that I currently work part-time at is great. I plan on staying with them, until I figure out what I want to do next. They are flexible, I have great co-workers, and it provides me a steady income. Although I don't want to go into full-time right away, they have given me the option for some more hours or a full-time position if I choose.

4. I want to work on my more creative projects with the extra time I'll have. I won't have the homework or commutes to class to worry about, and I want to spend more time focusing on my blog and YouTube channel, to see if I can make something out of it. I love these creative outlets, and I would love to be able to grow them and gain more of an audience, but I will have to become more consistent with posting.

5. Lastly for my social life: I'll be honest, I don't know what this will look like. The days that I work full days at the office now, I always want to go home after work, decompress, and go to sleep. When I work more hours but I don't have the commitment of school, I don't know where my social life will fit in. Since I'm not going to a campus anymore, I think I'll have to put in more of an effort to keep the relationships in my life, but it's a bridge I'll cross as I learn to adjust to my new way of living after graduating.

With all of the above points, I am finally accepting that college for me is ending. It's still a scary thought. I still don't know what exactly I want to do. I will graduate with a BS in Marketing from the College of Business, and I am excited that it is a degree that I can do a lot with. I hope to save up more money, I hope to be able to travel, and I hope to be able to find more about myself. It's scary not seeing exactly what's next, but I've become okay with that. Change doesn't always mean bad. In fact, there is a thrill not knowing where my life will take me next, and I can't wait to see what I can accomplish with the new time I will have in finding out more about myself as I become more of an adult.

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