By Kerri-lyn Traves, President
With all of these uncertainties in life, my plans are just as evenly piled up, as I bet yours are, As I approach my final days in college I am experiencing what probably every college senior ever has experienced – Uncertainty. Where will I work? Will my first job after I graduate end up my career, or will I have to go from job to job until I find a match? How long is it going to take to pay off my student loans? Mostly, where will I end up in life?
or at least pre-plans if you’re really unsure of what you want to do in life. This gives me some calm. Knowing that I’m not the only person who is facing these stressful times is encouraging. I know that there’s nothing wrong with all of these worrisome life dilemmas, this is how it’s supposed to be.
We’re supposed to be unsure, and scared, and curious, and worried, and stressed, among all sorts of other emotions. That’s life. More specifically, that’s life after graduation.
Whether you’re an education major, anthropology major, an english major, psychology major, or any other major, you are supposed to be stressed out beyond your wits.
Life is full of uncertainties and this is only the beginning. This is the start of the rest of our lives everyone and while it’s so worrisome to the point of making you want to vomit, it’s also extremely exciting to realize that the world holds all of these opportunities for us that we have yet to see.
So as we’re apprehensive about finals and job applications and interviews, take a moment to realize that these are the last of college days (until graduate school for some of us) so we need to take a step back and appreciate our whole experience here and the many opportunities this place has given us. Be thankful that you made it this far already. Be thankful that the world is your oyster and you the chance to be whatever you want to be as long as you continue to work your butt off, because let’s face it, just because college is ending, doesn’t mean the work is ending. College has just been preparing us for the real world.
As we came into college we all thought we were starting our adulthood out in the real world all by ourselves. We moved away from our families and we were nervous and excited all at the same time. We weren’t even close to being correct. That wasn’t the start of our lives. This is – Right now. So get ready guys, go!