Happy Wednesday, friends! So it's been nearly four months since I graduated college (how though) and now that I feel like I'm more familiar with the post-grad life, I thought I would share some of the things I've learned since then!
1. That constant anxious feeling goes away. I had generalized anxiety my entire college career. The stress of knowing that I had SOMETHING due at all times, or knowing that I was paying a TON for college was the worst. As soon as I sent in my last assignment, a huge weight lifted off my chest. I don't feel like I can use that phrase often, but it really shifted the way I went about my day-to-day life. Has that anxiety gone completely? Nope. It may never go away completely, but it definitely feels so much better!
2. You suddenly have so much free time. I know it sounds weird, because you suddenly have a full time job, but the way I operate now is completely different than the way I operated in college. I go to work 9am-5pm, then go home and can do WHATEVER I want! I started going to Pure Barre, playing tennis, and even reading for pleasure. There's no guilt involved for giving yourself some time to do what you want, and being in a routine like this is the best! Seriously, i love going to bed at 10pm and waking up at 7am (okay sometimes 8am)
3. You might not get a "big kid" job right away. I was somehow insanely fortunate enough to be hired by The Double Cola Company, where I completed my internship my final semester of college, as a digital content and marketing coordinator. But you know what? I had to work hard for two years prior to that learning everything I possibly could about social media and photography (most of which I did not learn in school) in order to land the job in the first place. I know so many people that weren't able to immediately land jobs once they graduated. It sucks and it's disheartening, but just know that you're not alone, and there's no reason to be ashamed!
4. You don't learn everything in college. Actually, you probably don't even learn half of what you need to know in college. Besides a couple of nifty things I learned about editing video on Premiere and all the awesome things I learned in Photojournalism, I am pretty much utilizing nothing I learned in college. You learn so much more relevant information in a month at your job than you do over the course of your entire college career. Be prepared for the learning curve!
5. You suddenly feel a pressure to GO GO GO all the time. This is kind of a pro and a con, in my opinion. I love that feeling of being surrounded by people who hustle, because it makes me want to hustle as well. On the other hand, there are some pressures that I just cannot live up to. I suddenly feel such a pressure to go to all the places and do all the things, that it almost makes me a little depressed that I can't do everything. It's a give and a take!
6. You will miss college. There are definitely parts of college that I miss so so so so much. Living with other girls? Ugh miss it. Going on spring break? Wow I need more of that in my life. I miss being able to walk around in-between classes (sitting at a desk all day really is not fun at all). Even thinking about frat parties makes me nostalgic, guys, and they were only ever okay at best! If you're in college and dying to graduate, don't forget to pause and take it all in, because you WILL be grateful for those memories!
My name's Vikka. I'm a Chattanooga fashion and lifestyle blogger. I post a lot of fashion, recipes, and home tips and tricks!
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