In my opinion, the “wasted friend” title is semi-acceptable in college. We act understanding about it because “shit happens.” But after graduation? No way. If someone doesn’t have their alcohol consumption in-check after college, then I have no empathy for them.
Take these years to do whatever the hell makes you happy and fulfilled. Take chances, try new things, push your fear to the side and be extremely proud of who you are. Learn from the mistakes you make and work on bettering yourself. Or not. It’s totally up to you.
I, myself, trudged this lonely path without even realizing what I was experiencing. I was a few years out of college and suddenly found myself unsure of what I wanted to do with my future, worried about how ‘off track’ I was, and concerned about whether I was living up to others expectations.
The key to finding that balance in your career post-college is finding it four years before that in school.
The key is to not create unnecessary stress around things that take time. Of course, dream big and have goals, but don’t get caught up in worrying about reaching them all overnight.
Drunk arguments. Becoming a foodie. Passive-aggression.
Know that you don’t need to have a job lined up the day of graduation.
What brings every recent graduate together in this really strange journey is knowing we’re all going through immense change collectively.
Job hunting is like dating; it can be entirely arbitrary at times.
Wine. Post Grad: “Can I get a glass of Cab, please?” Undergrad: “Who’s ready for Wendy Winehands?!