Wow, it’s almost been two years since I graduated from college! (lol, I feel old)
I remember the angst of being a college senior and a new grad very clearly. I cried a lot, agonized a lot, and stress-ate a lot of late-night quesadillas.
The main cause of all my anxiety was that I felt incredibly lost and confused about what I wanted to do with my life, which was how I had felt for pretty much my entire life. But now that the culmination of four years of learning and preparation for the Real World was staring me in the face and I was counting down the finite days until I had to leave my academic bubble and actually…make a choice about the direction of my life, the lost feeling was unbearable.
Anyway, I like to think that I’ve learned a thing or two since then. Everything worked out okay—better than okay, actually.
If you’re graduating this year, I want you to know that EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY. I promise.
And if you’re not convinced, here are five things I wish I knew when I graduated.