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Graduation is the beginning, not the end

Graduation is the beginning, not the end

Graduation is the beginning, not the end
May 02
20:36 2018

Is your life what you imagined it would be when you first started college? Maybe it is, but maybe it’s not.

It’s human nature to plan and strategize what happens next, but sometimes all of that planning puts stress on us to either succeed or be a total failure.

With graduation coming up for some of us, I figure it’s the perfect time to say this: relax — you made it. Enjoy it today because tomorrow is quickly approaching.

I know a lot of people get nervous about getting a “big kid job” and having “real” responsibilities. It’s true — the world after college can be a very scary place. Now you have to somehow make your own money while you have student loans, rent, car insurance and a plethora of other financial obligations to tend to.

Maybe you just don’t know what comes next, and that is okay.

After you graduate, you have all the time in the world to settle down and find your way, so you don’t have to settle down and accept the first job that pings your LinkedIn profile.

It’s easy to get caught up in meeting this imaginary deadline for starting a career you may not even be sure you want. There is no right decision. Your future is your own, and no one can tell you how to approach it.

Accept the job, or don’t accept the job. Accept it, and then change your mind a year from now. I don’t know the right decision to that, and maybe you don’t either. But it’s OK, you don’t have to.

Featured Image: Illustration by Austin Banzon

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