As of January 16, it’s been a month since I graduated from college. In that time, I’ve moved back home, had a graduation party and worked harder than ever to find a job. Life after graduation has definitely not been what I thought it would be, but I’m taking it one day at a time and trying to enjoy the challenge.
I am still actively searching for a job. While I know this is a very normal thing for recent graduates, but I never thought I would graduate college without an “adult” job. I have been applying and interviewing for jobs since the beginning of October and while I’ve chosen to keep that part of my life mostly private, I can tell you it’s been a trying and emotional experience.
It is hard to continue to feel positive when my efforts are going unrewarded. I am trying now more than ever to use networking as a way to get myself out there in the community. This is something I am not comfortable with, but I’m happy I’m able to force myself into working on it. I know I will find a job eventually, but for now it’s just not happened yet. Once I have, expect a full post on my experience with job hunting.
Living Situation & What I’m Up To
As far as my living situation goes, it all falls back on my expectations versus reality of graduation. I had never seen myself really living at home again and now here I am. I dislike that I am not able to financially stand on my own yet. That being said though, I don’t actually mind living at home. I am able to spend time with my family and friends. Plus it helps that my puppy is always there to cuddle with me when I need it.
Some parts of being graduated are pretty great too. Studying was always a part of school I didn’t enjoy and now I don’t have to worry about it anymore. This gives me the opportunity to focus on other parts of my life such as my blog and starting my own wedding planning business.
I know this post is all over the place, but I think it’s important I put it out there. It’s not easy for everyone as soon as they graduate and I want to show others they are not alone.