Sunday, July 14, 2013

Post-College

Hallo,

Its been a while since I've actually made a post that isn't something I've already written in the past. I think it has a lot to do with the craziness that has been my life this past year.

My last semester of college turned out to be a lot more stressful than I originally anticipated. My boyfriend and I broke up, but what else is new? Not only that but I found the idea of graduating to be very stressful... scary even. I didn't think I was ready. Maybe I wasn't. Maybe no one is ever ready to be an adult or even move on with their lives when so much of it was developed in one place. Its really easy to get comfortable in one place and maybe, just maybe, that is why and why so many other people have found themselves acting as ghosts on their old stomping grounds. Driving casually through campus and staring at the buildings that change before your eyes in hopes that something will trigger. A memory, a smile, anything that will distract you from the fact that your moments at this place are no longer relevant.

Applying for jobs has taught me a few things. One of which is that no job is willing to hire anyone who does not have more than one year's experience in a certain field. It doesn't matter how smart you are, how able you are in learning new things, or how much "potential" you may have -- all employers seem to see nowadays is how much experience you have.

Although my days at my university are over in a bittersweet melody of should of, could of, would of... I would like any one who may actually be following this blog a piece of advice, especially if you are still attending school.

Do what you love, but make sure you try out a little bit of everything so your not stuck doing something you only partially like. I suggest applying for many many internships and jobs related to what you love to do. The more experience you have in one place will most likely guarantee you a job in the future. But, if your like me, a post-grad with very little experience, don't lose hope. It is stressful beyond reason but you have the skills, passion, and perseverance to never give up, so you will get to where you want to be. No matter how long it may take.

Until then,

xoxo
sami