Graduation. The G Word. Just thinking about it makes me gag. Sadly, it is a fate that is far too quickly approaching us all. For me, the end of the world as I know it is in roughly two months. If you’re one of the lucky ones who gets to stay a bit longer, buckle up and enjoy your time now, because the worst is yet to come!
Current Life Status:
At this point, you probably still don’t know what you’re doing post-grad, and that’s totally okay! Unfortunately, everyone else on this planet seems to think otherwise, and constantly asks you about it. You probably have a few options to pursue, but haven’t officially decided on one yet, and despite having solid options, you’re feeling the pressure. If you don’t know at all what you’re doing, all those questions about it just stress you out even more, because deep down you know that you’ve got to figure something out, and that’s terrifying. You kind of go in loops of being extremely nostalgic and sad about leaving, to being freaked out about your future, and it’s hard to find a balance.
Mental Spirit Animal:
That guy in Grey’s Anatomy who woke up from a coma and was told he’d been asleep for sixteen years. Where did all the time go?! There is no way it’s been a whole four years since you showed up, bright eyed and naïve to orientation!
How To Deal:
If you’re a girl with options, take a deep breath and relax a bit. Put on your big girl pants, or any pants for that matter, and seriously consider all of your options. Do your research and make the choice. If you’re the girl with no clue, I hate to say it, but you’ve gotta get one. Even if you’re lacking in the job/grad school department, there are a lot of options. You can get an internship for the summer, or for the next year. Maybe take a year off and travel, start a really cool boho-yoga Instagram account. It might not be too late for a victory lap either.
Regardless of which position you’re in, the most important thing for you to do is to not let the looming reality of your future ruin the present. You’re still in college, so BE in college. Go out way too much, kiss way too many boys, and spend way too much time goofing around with your sisters. Make sure you do enough work to graduate, but your current major is “Having Fun” with a minor in “Capitalizing on Time Left as an Undergrad.” You’re most likely moving out of your college town, so it won’t hurt to raise a little hell and leave without wishing you’d gotten more out of your college experience.
Blink-182 and all of their kind. You’re feeling the angst pretty aggressively right now.
Irish coffee. You have shit to get done, but you’re also dead on the inside.
Updates to come. Keep your head up — we’re all in this together..
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