Post Grad Transition
If you may not know already, I just graduated from University. My last semester was filled with a variety of emotions and a lot of the same questions from everyone. “Aren’t you excited about graduating?”, “How do you feel about graduating?”. To be honest these questions seemed to become harder to answer as the weeks crept closer and closer to mid-April when it all would essentially be over. Right now I’m not sure how I even feel about the post grad transition, but I’m sure a lot of graduates feel the same, mixed. I loved my time at University, learned quite a bit whether it was actual school work or just about myself in general oh and how to drink. In all honesty I loved it and will miss it, but at the same time I’m glad to be done. I’ve reached a huge accomplishment in my life and I’m ready to move on to bigger and better things, and that brings us to today.
One of the most important things that I kept telling my friends and classmates was to not stress about finding a job. Yes, I understand that money makes the world go round, and is the reason why I write on my blog (whenever I can…) but to be honest we have our whole lives to work. Don’t go into massive debt to have experiences, but this time is also so important for us to become independent above and beyond who we became when we were students. This is the first time since the age of 4 or 5 that we won’t be stepping into a classroom in September, embrace it. That’s exactly what I’m doing. I won’t be starting full-time work until September and will be travelling, reading (for fun! It’s shocking I know) and maybe learning a few things of serious interest.
How am I transitioning? Personally, it’s been great. When people ask me what I’m doing in the summer I can’t stop smiling and it’s because I’m not in an office all day for the first time since 2009. I’m going to places I’ve never been before, far and nearby and I’m going to learn a few things along the way as well. I’m also pretty pumped about the opportunities available in my full-time role in September.
What should you take out of this post? I want to apologize for gloating about my free summer first of all. But really what you should realize is that taking the time to figure out what you want to do and enjoy the moments you can after grad are essential. You are at the edge of something amazing.
Ps. I will still be discussing student related money matters, but I’ll just have some additionally experience and there might just be some “young-adult/post grad” cheapness to get prepared for.
What are you doing for the summer? How has the post grad transition been treating you?