Post Graduation Blues

August 8th. The greatest and worst day of my college career. The day I graduated from college.

After putting in all the work to finally finish, walking that stage with my cap and gown, getting that expensive (yet crucial to my career) diploma, I’m sometimes left feeling stuck.

At times, I find myself missing college. It was the one place where I really felt like I had everything figured out. I was involved in multiple clubs, getting deans list after deans list, and even getting awards! College was really a good place for me even though I was so ready to get out of there.

Now, I feel like I’m in a weird place where I’m no longer enrolling in classes, driving two hours to Bowling Green, and reading multiple syllabi. Things that have been like second nature to me for 4 years of my life! And even though I’m no longer a student, I don’t feel like I’m in the “real world” or that much of an adult.

I guess the biggest problem that I have is that I’m not where I want to be in my career. I had such high expectations for life after college. It’s almost been six months and I still haven’t found my place.

But, I’m trying to keep my head up and stay in the game. I actually just got an interview scheduled this week which I’m happy about. I’m just ready to begin this chapter of my life. I’m ready to not feel stuck or like an underachiever.

Hopefully, my time is coming.

2 thoughts on “Post Graduation Blues

  1. I hope things have gotten better! Post grad life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It’s extremely tough! I graduated in 2011 and felt the same way. That’s one of the reasons I decided to go to grad school. I didn’t want to feel like I wasn’t doing anything and I wasn’t having the greatest luck with jobs. I just graduated with my MBA in December, so I’m back in the post grad situation, but I’m more optimistic this time around. I hope and pray that your post grad situation works out for the better. Don’t get discouraged! The best advice I’ve received is do what you absolutely love! It may take weeks, months, or years, but do not settle!

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