This is the first September that I’m not going back to school.
It feels odd to say that I’m a college graduate. I know I should feel excited that I’m done this chapter of life but I feel so… bleh. I feel like I’m struggling.
I miss being a student. I miss seeing ads on the television advertising back to school sales. I miss meeting my professors for the first time, and going into a classroom to see new faces. I miss the buzz of everyone talking about school.
Though, I’d tell you what I won’t miss: exams.
However, being out of school proves to be a whole new challenge.
The challenge to get a job.
And no, I’m not talking about part time jobs in the mall folding clothes – I’m talking corporate jobs. The kind that pays your bills and perhaps get a new car, etc.
This is my new beginning. Find a job. I’ve sent out hundred of resumes, had a few unsuccessful interviews, got three interviews lined up for me on Monday, and the struggle is real.
It’s a new chapter in my life. A chapter of a 9-5 full time job. A chapter of meeting tons of new (professional) people. A chapter of bills to maintain. It’s the “real world” chapter.
But, I do plan on going back to school in the future. Probably part time and online, so I can hold down my full time job.
In the meanwhile, my new beginnings haven’t officially start until I found my first job. Wish me the best of luck in landing something!