So I heard you're graduating...

Graduating can be daunting.

On one side, you feel ecstatic to be finally out of uni/college. You won't have to deal with an illegal amount of essays, readings, or deadline after deadline.

But the other hand, well... we don't really talk about or try to think about- it's the uncertainty of leaving a lifestyle and routine you've created for the past couple of years.

Some insecurities may include:

  • Waiting for a call-back while your peers have already found a stable job from their connections months back
  • Going back to your hometown and realizing you're not living out the life style that you carefully maintained back at school

...and the list goes on.

I've been there, my younger sister is (currently) there, and this is the question I asked her:

When has comparing yourself to others ever been a good thing?

Think about it, because yes, if all your friends are getting jobs and living their dreams, then that might just be the push you need to get out of your comfort zone and move forward.

But for me, that wasn't the case.

My friends and I were all in a strange dilemma where we weren't sure where to start looking or how many times it was acceptable to blast our resumes on before we should give up.  

We didn't find our 'dream job' right away- or are even close to it, but after hopping from job after job, I believe we all have a better sense of what we like to do vs what we absolutely despise doing. And that's a start!

My advice to everyone who's about to graduate is to take everything at your own pace, and don’t compare yourself.  

"Every minute you spend wishing you had someone else's life, is a minute spent wasting yours."

Hang in there and take it easy!

Stay real, 

- Nat