Sometimes our wants and needs overlap. But deciding what I absolutely need to spend money on instead of impulse-buying has taught me how to look at things and assess how necessary they actually are in my life.
“When I signed the contract for my first ‘big kid job’ it honestly never even crossed my mind that I could (or should) talk about my salary. I was just so excited about being hired that I signed as quickly as I could.”
For most us this is our reality, we are being forced into jobs, yes jobs meaning multiple, that don’t require a degree, something we paid thousands of dollars for, and gave thousands of hours of our time to get, just to be able to live.
Post-grad life is exciting and bright and new and scary and weird and you’re going to learn a lot about yourself over the next couple of months.
If you want something you have to ask for it, no one is just going to give it to you.
There’s something to be said for knowing what you want and going after it. And in today’s world, you don’t have to be ashamed for being one of those people.
Take a bunch of pictures of all your adventures. And actually print those pictures out and make a photo album.
We will start our new lives, finding independence once again and while we physically are leaving something so great behind, we can always bring the memories with us.
What we fail to understand is that it is OKAY to feel lost. It is okay if you do not have everything figured out just yet.
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.