Post-College Anxiety

This past May marked my one-year anniversary since graduating from college. It’s funny… A year ago, I would have never imagined I’d end up where I am now.

Graduation was both a happy and stressful time for me.

On the one hand, I was finally being rewarded after overcoming countless hours spent in classroom lectures, several all-nighters studying for tests that meant the difference between passing or failing courses, and more unanswered questions than I care to remember.

On the other hand, graduation was also the final threshold to becoming a fully certified, professionally working adult, and I wasn’t sure if I was ready for that responsibility yet.

Now I know that some students may be having the exact same experience right now, and as much as I want to say don’t stress about it, I realize that’s easier said than done. I’m not here to sugar coat things: Life after college is hard.

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Why 2017 is My Year of Ambition

Resolve. Opportunity. Ambition.

A while back, I started assigning themes to each year as a way to narrow my goals and focus on what I really wanted to accomplish within a year’s time span.

2015 was my Year of Resolve. At the time, I was thinking I’d like to work in film, so I was determined to get an internship at a media company. However I didn’t have any direct connections, and for the record, it’s a lot harder to get a job working in entertainment if you don’t already know someone on the inside. But after several applications, a couple of emails and a few sleepless nights, I managed to land one just in time for summer. That kicked off a year-long process of hopping from internship to internship.

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