You’ve graduated high school and can’t wait to enjoy your last summer before entering adulthood. You’re excited to go off to college in August. Be away from the ‘rents. Meet your roommates. You can’t wait to start decorating your room just like you’ve seen them on tv. But, most of all, you’re on your own.
In a blink of an eye, your entire collegiate experience will fly by. The memories will feel like forever. However, bask in the your journey along the way. It does get tough. You will experience long nights in the library that will probably make you want to rip your hair out. There are going to be days where you can’t eat or don’t want to eat because you’re trying to cram your brain with last minute assignments. And let’s not forget about missing your family. Yep, the same ones you wanted to run away from.
However, you should always think of the end in mind. Remember why your mama sent you away for college. Securing you major is a key component when solidifying your career because that determines your future. College is like your last year riding around with the training wheels on. It is definitely harder than it sounds. Sometimes you have those days where you want to drop out. Switch your major. Drop out of clubs and organizations.
Fast forward to senior year and you’re either rethinking your major or excited to dive into your career. For most soon to be college grads, having to think about the rest of your life is hard. You’re scared because you don’t want to disappoint your parents. You land a job and then start to think if it’s really for you. And for some, there are no options because you didn’t fully map out your life after graduation year.
To all my juniors and seniors, make sure you utilize the resources that are around you. It is always good to plan ahead. You may not know what you want to do for the rest for your life. But, remember you have the rest of your life to do what you want. See what I did there? You are the author to your book. Make sure you have a game plan. And always a backup plan. Secure that degree my collegiate babies.