I am 22 years old and I just completed my final semester for my undergraduate degree. I am now free of the time commitment that schooling requires, and I don’t even know what to do with myself now! For my whole life my routine was school, summer, school again, and as I got older, a job was thrown into the mix as well. In one week I will walk across the stage and receive my Bachelors Degree. What do I do now?
Just in the few days that I have had since I submitted my last assignment, I already have the sense that I don’t know what I should be doing with myself. I immediately started worrying about what kind of career I was going to get. Should I go back to get my Masters degree? If I do, how long should I wait before going back? These and a million more questions have been running through my mind. But then I realized that I needed to slow down and just take a deep breath. I am only 22 years old and I have the rest of my life to figure out all of these questions. I worked so hard throughout my high school career to go to college with a scholarship (which I was able to get) and I worked extremely hard in my college career in order to graduate with honors (which I will be doing! 🙂 ). After all of this hard work, I decided that I deserve some Me Time.
This is the time of my life when I can do whatever I want to. Binge watch Netflix on a day off? Sure, why not! Read a new novel for pleasure? Absolutely! I just moved to a new state and now I finally have the time where I can venture out to new places and try new things here! I am so excited to finally not have to worry about homework deadlines and worrying about whether or not I got a good enough grade on my assignment.
After being in school for sixteen years of my life, I finally have the freedom to do me! If you are just graduating college, or even high school, make sure that you enjoy this time. Do the things that you didn’t have the time to do before. Try something new, whether that is trying a new food or restaurant, or going to a new place and experiencing a new beauty of nature.
What are some of the things that you will do once you graduate? I would love to hear some ideas and suggestions!