Being pushed into the real world

We have less than 3 weeks until graduation. I’ve been waiting for this moment since the first day of freshmen year, but as it quickly approaches, time is of the essence. I have a huge check list of things I must get done before that fateful day but it’s all a blur. How did these 4 years go by so fast?

I’m 22 and I don’t think I’m ready to leave college. Yes, I’m an adult, I live on my own and pay my own bills but it’s scary to think that I can’t call myself a ‘college kid’ anymore. I can’t use that to excuse my erratic behavior. The scariest part is that after you graduate, your job is the only thing you have to focus on. I think it’s important to have a job you love so that you can enjoy your 40 hours (or more) a week there. But what if you can’t find the job you love? What then?

I think that’s the biggest concern for me. They say money doesn’t make you happy but it doesn’t make you sad either. Money is what keeps you alive, whether we like to admit it or not. It’s hard to find a job, especially out of college because all employers seem to want 3+ years of experience which is nearly impossible for a recent college grad. I wish they handed us a guide book when we walked across that stage on ‘How to find a job right out of school’, because it’s more difficult than anyone leads on.