One year ago, today I graduated from college. I was on my way to adult life in pursuit of my dream job.
It was a happy day that I got to spend with my immediae family, friends, and classmates. I already missed Temple. I had a short two years there and, honestly, if it didn’t cost so much, I would have stayed longer.
I made some really good memories at Temple, including meeting my best friend, Ashley.
However, I didn’t realize that after this day, the pressure and realization that came after it.
I was an adult adult now and had no job in my field lined up and I was terrified. Many of my friends and classmates already knew what they were doing after graduation and I was going back to my part-time job.
I applied to many jobs between then and now. However, nothing seemed to fit. I got so many rejections and it really broke me down, especially when it was at companies that I had dreamed of working at-big names. I guess I was just shooting too high.
Then, when I did get a position, it didn’t work out for numerous reason, and I had to not write for them anymore, which broke me even more.
Don’t get me wrong, I have some positions that pay me and I enjoy, but it’s not like anything I thought.
I know everyone goes at their own pace and that I shouldn’t judge myself based on others, but it just hurts sometimes.
I look back at my life in this past year and I don’t have regrets, but I wish I had done more. Now, during these past few months, I have written a lot and explored some of my options, but right now is a time to just relax and not worry about those things.
Hopefully, this time next year, I will be writing this with a stable job/dream job in my field, whether it is here, New Yotk City, or wherever. I just hope I’m happy.
To all the 2020 graduates, congratulations! I’m sorry your graduation had to turn out like this, but you worked hard and this should fuel you to work hard. Best of luck and don’t get discouraged.
Everyone’s journey is completely different.