Confessions of A Graduate

Hey Everyone,

First and foremost, I would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to all the graduates of 2017! We did it, and I’m so proud of us. Regardless if you graduated from high school, trade/vocational school, community college or a four-year university, you’ve accomplished a goal that took a lot of hard work and dedication. Don’t let anyone try to belittle your achievements in general, because success does not have a limit.

For those who don’t know, I recently graduated from University of Bridgeport in May. I received a Bachelor’s of Art degree of Mass Communication, concentration in Journalism. It was a long, hard four years but it was worth the long nights in the library, and the countless hours of sleep that I lost.

So, since I’ve graduated, people have been asking the infamous questions “What’s your plans for after college?” “When are you starting your Masters?” “When are you going to start your blog?” “Why aren’t you working?” and etc. I know many people can agree that these life pressuring questions are the most annoying thing to hear. There’s nothing worse than when you’re just minding your own business at an event, and someone starts these questions as an ice breaker. Wellllllll, I’m FINALLY answering all those questions today within this post. Frankly, those are THE MOST IRRITATING questions to hear when you literally just crossed the stage. Like, can I receive my diploma first? Sheesh. Calm down people, I’m still coming to reality that I’m actually in the real world now.

So here are your answers:

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1. My plans for life after graduation, happens to be find a good job and just enjoy this little bit of freedom. I’ve been in school since I was three years old, this is the first time in my life I don’t have to worry about homework. This is the first time in four years I have actually enjoyed opening my laptop. Oh, and I found out what sleep is .. and let me tell you girlllll it is wonderful!!

2. I recently just got a job! (this is for those who are always asking “when are you going to start working?”) I am happy to be working though, the job I had for the past two years was in a high school, and I did not get work a lot of hours, so my checks weren’t as healthy as I expected them to be. So, now I’m working close to home, and with one of my close friends. Anddddd just to let you know, they hired Sis (Me) right on the spot!

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So far, everything has been good with my new job. I plan to work here throughout the summer, and continue to work on my blog in the meantime. Hopefully, I’ll find a writing internship somewhere soon, but until then, I’m just going with the flow of everything and speaking it into existence.

3. I’m still undecided about what I want to study whenever I start grad school. Instead of wasting my time and money, I’ve decided to take a year or two off. I need time to figure out everything. Lately, when I speak to those who also graduated from four-year colleges, I hear the same advice. I mostly kept hearing, “take a year or two off to identify what subject REALLY you want to study” “don’t go into grad school undecided, you’ll regret it” “never go to grad school if you’re undecided”. So, I’ve taken everyone’s advice and I think I’ve made the right decision. I honestly rather have this time to fully decide on my next big step is before I start paying another University over $20,000 a year. It kills me how people are rushing me to go get my masters, but none of those people want to pay my debts or my tuition.

Throughout the past month, I’ve noticed that ever since I graduated, people tend to rush and pressure you into entering the next chapter in your life. And it’s not only when a person graduates, it also happens whenever you get married, buy a car, buy a house, have a kid and etc. They don’t even give you a chance to even enjoy the new chapter of life that just began. Don’t worry about what’s my next step, just know whatever it is, it will be great.

LASTLY, thank you for reading. I’ll be posting more frequently, so stay tuned! Please share, subscribe and leave comments. Until next time ..

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