Change can be scary because you are stepping into the unknown. Coming from college where the last 5 years of my life have been the same routine, same people, not much to worry about. Graduating I feel like I’ve stepped into a completely different universe.
Everyone talks about college, but no one really talks about what happens after you graduate. This scary uncertain in between stage. There’s a reason they don’t talk about it. Here’s a few things I’m experiencing…
1. Moving to A New City
Now this may not be the biggest thing that’s scared me cause I’m from Detroit, I went to college in Nashville and now almost 23 I decided to move to New York City. I understand that moving to a different place is huge change but it can be really exciting. You have the ability to take on this new place where no one knows you and everything is new. I’m taking advantage of everything, meeting new people, going new places, exploring. I’m giving myself time to adjust and looking at it this way has made my transition so much easier and given me the time to really fall in love one moment at a time with this city.
2. Starting A New Job
First of all Job-hunting is a B****!!! When you finally get through that depression though it gets a little easier. But, Yay! I’ve finally got a job. Now what? It actually kind of sucks being the new guy, everything’s unfamiliar and everybody kind of just looks at you like an intern. Maybe that’s just NYC or maybe it’s just in my head. But the beautiful thing is I have the opportunity to show that I’m meant to be there and work my way up the ranks or I can get a lot of useful experience. I’ve been at my job for almost a month and I’m starting to make co worker friends but it’s definitely still awkward and a slow process lol I won’t rush it though.
3. All of My College Friends Got Seperated
Ah, this is the toughest one for me. All five years spent seeing these same people everyday or every week and then suddenly you’re miles and miles away. I’ve grown so close to these people and made years and years of memories that it’s hard not having them down the street. I’ve realized that just because we’ve separated doesn’t mean we have to lose touch forever. I’m embracing building new friendships that will blossom as beautiful as my last ones and I’m still standing for my college friendships and having those people in my life forever.
4. Starting from the Bottom
I was sad and depressed about this for like 2 seconds but I know it hits a lot of people hard. You have been a student all your life and thought you were making progress but surprise you really just got started lol. I have become completely okay with this one though, I’m like 1,000% okay with starting from the bottom. The future is too exciting! Starting from the bottom is just going to make reaching the top that much more enjoyable and fulfilling because all of the work and dedication that will go into is just beautiful.
Stay positive. Post grad life is tough, confusing, depressing, and beautiful all at the same time. Just stay strong, we all will make it to where we are supposed to be. and remember you are not stuck, in a job or city or space, you can change at any time, any second, any day.