I am a graduate. My 4 years at the university were incredible and I wouldn’t trade them for anything. I made friends. I made memories. I made a lifetime of achievements. Although I came out unemployed, I still believe I have it so much better than it would have been if I would have chosen a route without a formal education.
I am currently looking for employment. I have sent in numerous of resumes in hopes that my future becomes somewhat more stable. Life was pretty much predictable until graduation. I knew I would be going to school, going to my part-time job, doing homework, hanging out, and then came summer…then the cycle would repeat again. Year after year, after year. This was a cycle of school and then summer that continued for about 17 years.
I have graduated now. I have my Bachelors degree. I won’t be going back to school like before. I have chosen not to go to attend graduate school…at least…for now. The excitement of graduation was something I always anticipated. I longed the day when I would no longer have homework and to study for test that at the time, I found completely futile. Many people graduate missing school, but what I miss most is the social aspect of seeing my friends regularly and the stability. I do miss the education factor, but I can easily do with the test taking.
Now, I have entered reality. I am on week 2 of my hunt for employment. Yes, I have turned in several resumes in to various opportunities and have had an interview already. However, what am I really looking to do? What am I willing to settle for? I don’t think I’ll ever find an answer that best fits that. Life after graduation has been kind to be so far, so I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead.