You’re constantly making jokes about your own sadness. Because, if everyone is laughing, it’s fine?
This one is for all of the seniors out there who aren’t ready to graduate yet. That’s where I was a year ago, but I promise there are some good things coming your way!
Grad School, spending almost two years running on mass amounts of coffee, little sleep and little money to get a piece of paper that should change your life. Right?
Whether you choose to believe it or not, the phrase, “college doesn’t last forever” has finally caught up to you.
It is an accomplishment in itself to graduate with a bachelors degree in 4 years. I remember fondly strutting across the stage diploma in hand, still reeking of tequila convinced the mere act of graduating on time was enough of an edge to propel me forward into a rewarding career with a smooth paved path.
You’re not a child or teenager anymore, but you are technically an adult. Most adults don’t realize that, though.
The “YOU WATCHED THAT WITHOUT ME?!?!”
So you’re the youngest person in your office. You’re a 90s kid at heart. You graduated from college in this decade. You can’t relate to your co-workers’ stories about spouses or children or home ownership. You don’t have a wardrobe full of business wear acquired over the years. The veterans may not take you seriously yet but that doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t be professional.
Being poor is part of the plan. The excuse “I can’t get a job right now because I am focussing on my studies” is no longer a vindication for why you don’t have any money.
You are bewildered by the fact that publishing houses haven’t come pounding on your door to offer you a job. Your English professors repeatedly told you that your education in the Liberal Arts equipped you with a skill set in communicating effectively and thinking critically.