Hi everyone! Happy Monday. I hope it's going well and its not being too much of a drag ;) Monday's definitely aren't my favorite but I am trying to learn to like them a bit more. Anyway enough of me rabbling, today I thought I would write another #coffeeshopthoughts post for you all about how it feels to have just graduated college. There are a lot of thoughts, feelings, emotions and if you are going through something similar I hope this helps you.
I think there is a lot of material on this subject meaning its been written about a lot and talked about frequently but I thought even with all of that out there I'd share my own 2 cents. First I'll start by saying everyone's experience of just graduating college and how they feel/ navigate that is different. I air on the side of emotional haha what can I say I am a very "feely" person but I know not everyone is that way.
When it was coming down to the weeks before I graduated I honestly hadn't given it a lot of thought what it would feel like when I actually graduated because I was stressed about finals and wrapping up all my courses. But then it hit me hard the week of graduation. I was kind of a wreck. Again remember I am an emotional person to begin with so this is not shocking. But I wish I would have thought about how it would feel a bit before the week of so I could process it.
So graduation day came and again I felt like a wreck I was so happy, so sad, excited, scared, hopeful, unsure all wrapped up into one. All I knew up to this point in my life was school. I knew how to do school really well. Don't get me wrong school was still extremely tough but it was familiar. I knew I was heading into uncharted territory once I graduated.
Now I am about 2 months out from graduating and there have been more feelings and thoughts shocker haha. There is still a lot of feeling scared and unsure and now the pressure of getting a job to start your "career". This pressure can feel like a boulder and can feel like you don't know where to look or turn. I understand this you've just gotten your degree and but you don't really have any "job experience" or atleast the kinds all job listings ask for. This can be so intimidating. I don't have an answer for you i'm living this real time with you but all I can say is to not get down and don't give up just keep applying to jobs and see what bites. But I also recommend taking time to do things you love as well. This process of graduating and transitioning to the "real world" can be really hard mentally and emotionally and can be grueling so it's important to do things you really enjoy.
Sorry for the extra extra long post but I hope this helps some of you! If you have any advice or comments leave them down below.