The key to finding that balance in your career post-college is finding it four years before that in school.
Sweatpants serving as acceptable attire for any occasion. As opposed to after college, when donning sweatpants for seven days straight is about as far from acceptable as you can get. Passing stretchy jeans off at work might be the closest you can get to those glory days, but it does make you appreciate weekends that much more.
In other words, don’t hold back when it comes to chasing your dreams. You need to put yourself out there all the way not just a little bit.
There is no place like a college town bar with dirt-cheap drink specials.
We expect that things will be easier than they actually are. We expect that life will work itself out. We expect that we will make the best of everything and will be strong through tough times. But sometimes, you need to break down in order for things to build back up.
Maybe I can chalk this up to the fact that I’ve always been a worrier, a stressor, and an over-thinker. But something just doesn’t feel right, and I don’t think that I’m the only one who feels this way.
No matter how romantic the expectation, the first day is challenging.
“Salary negotiation is for pushy people.”
Your salary does not say something about you as a person. Especially whatever your first offer is. It will get bigger over time, that’s how it works. And even then it doesn’t mean anything (though money is nice).
Firstly, I want you to know that you shouldn’t believe everything you see – even the things with perfect Valencia filters and the most witty captions.