Sorry we haven’t been very active on the blog lately, life has gotten a bit hectic this summer.
For those of you who are in the same boat as us — It’s over. Life as we know it. Summer has come to an end and we haven’t gone back to school…Is this is really happening?
Don’t worry, you’re not dying. You will survive this.
Whether you have landed your first full-time job that forces you to actually transform into a real person or you’re still out there looking, life after college is a confusing (but really exciting!) time.
We’ve been there — interview after interview, ups and downs and that feeling of “What am I doing with my life?” But we’re here to tell you that it’s going to be ok! No one should worry about having their life figured out in their early twenties, and if you do, well, good for you but we’re slightly concerned.
Just as an update: Recently we both began full-time positions, a lifestyle adjustment for sure. We had a busy and adventurous summer jam-packed with family, friends, travel and good times, and now we’re in the whirlwind of working every day.
It can be intimidating (and depressing at times) when you realize “OMG! College is seriously over forever. Now I have to work everyday..like for the rest of my life…Can I retire yet?“. But hey, that’s why you try to seek a working environment that you would find enjoyable. Of course, everyone is different but our advice to you is RESEARCH THE COMPANY’S CULTURE FIRST. If you think you’re a great fit for the job because the company culture fits your personality, work ethic and values, chances are you’ll actually ENJOY going to work. Crazy idea, we know! Try not to get discouraged if you don’t get the job you were hoping for, it might just mean you weren’t right for the position and it would be too much for you to handle–which may be saving you from working a job that would take years off your life!
Also, keep in mind that once you start working, you’ll get into a routine. Make sure you plan fun activities with friends so that you have something to look forward to. Even if it’s something as simple as dinner every week, it will help the week go by and keep you out of that “sleep, work, repeat” mode.
Life after graduation can be just as fun. It is what you make of it and you are now a sophisticated, hard-worker, who knows how to have fun and live like a boss.
“Don’t let the haters stop you from doing your thang.” Thank you Mean Girls.
Life is full of surprises. You never know what can, or will happen. So enjoy the ride while you’re young!