It's that time of the year again. Spring is here, the flowers are blooming, the sun is actually shining and there are hundreds of thousands of 21 and 22 year olds who don't have a clue what they are going to do with their life.
GUESS WHAT? IT'S OK!
Your mom has no idea what she wants to do with her life, your professor has no idea what he/she wants to do in his/her life, and list goes on. Everyone has an opinion when it comes your future, but why should they? I'm not talking about genuinely caring for someone, I'm talking to the people who actually cast judgement on new college grads who are still trying to find their way.
"Older" people in your life like to feel wise and full of knowledge, which in some instances I'm sure is true, but this world we (millenials and younger) are living in a completely different world than that of our parents and grandparents. The possibilities are endless, the job landscape is changing, and value is needed more than ever.
Now let me be clear, if you want to go work for a big corporation and work in a cubicle for the next 10 years and upgrade to a small room called an "office" then so be it. BUT if you want something more, if you want to live life on your own terms than listen up.
Here is the reality, life is full of wins and losses. Even if you do find your dream job or calling, there will be days you hate it, and think about quitting everything. That's just the way it is, but without those days the good ones would never feel so good. It's the part of battling and fighting that is so exhilarating. We as humans yearn for a challenge, deep down we want to fall a little bit and get back up to climb the mountain.
So, if you can write that narrative in your brain and enjoy the process of struggling, fighting, and clawing then you are going to be alright. Half the fullfillment of reaching a new goal or milestone is the fight for it. No matter what happens after graduation this year know this, time is on your side as long as you have your head on straight. Failure is just another item on the checklist, don't be afraid to fail, be afraid to not have the gonads to fail (yes I just said gonads).
Smile, you graduated college, now the real work begins.