Life after graduation should be exciting, not daunting.
Update: Life is great! When I initially wrote this graduation post, I was absolutely terrified of what was to come. Little did I know that a mere few hours from writing this post, I got a call from a company asking me to work for them. I accepted the position the next day and I am reaching my year mark working with them.
Since graduation, I realized that everything is about perspective. Some days at school were hard, but at one point, I prayed everyday to be accepted to BYU. The same thing goes for my job. I had a huge learning curve in the field of marketing. But, then I look back at this post, and realized how desperately I wanted a job. It all turned out to be a blessing in disguise since I became the sole breadwinner for our family while Taz finished his schooling. This year after graduation was full of ups and downs, but I wouldn’t trade the things we went through for anything.
I’m officially graduated from Brigham Young University! This post was surprisingly difficult for me to write considering these are all things I am currently struggling with. I figured I wasn’t alone in my trials. I decided to share my thoughts on life after graduation.
Finding a Job
In my last semester of college, I finally figured out that I do not love being a broadcasting reporter. It’s really difficult to find a job in this field in Utah without going to a smaller market first. Then, you have to sign a contract dedicating your time for a couple of years. Plus, the hours aren’t great for having a family. This is probably the worst time to figure it out, but Taz is very supportive and tells me to do what I love regardless of what that might be.
I cannot tell you have many interviews I have endured over the past month. Also, how many more jobs I applied to during that time. I am learning a lot through this process about rejection and when to accept. People always tell me to take a job, even if I hate it, in order to have money in my pocket. If it comes to that point, I will, but the most important thing to do in life is to do what you love like Taz said. It’s really difficult to not care what others think (at least it is for me.) Figure out what you want to do regardless of what others think. Do what you went to college for, start your own business or throw everything out the window and start from scratch. The most important thing is for you to be happy While a fat check is nice, it isn’t what should be your goal after graduation.
Controlling Your Jealousy
It seems like the majority of my friends already know what they are doing after graduation. I received a couple job offers. However, I am still unsure since I am waiting to see what Taz is doing. So many people are traveling to different countries for work or found their dream job with six figures already being just barely out of college.
The important thing I have learned during this process is not to compare. I love to travel but I would want to be home with my husband rather than traveling alone. Everyone’s lives are different and if your friends are succeeding, there is no less success for you. You can achieve at the things that are the best for you whether that be on Wall Street or around the block. Saks Fifth Avenue or your neighborhood department store. As a working mom or a stay-at-home dad. Anything works as long as you are happy with the result. You are the one that has to live your life so you might as well do something that brings you the most joy.
I may not know where I am going but I know where I’ve been. I don’t know if I will accept a job and write on the side or run my blog full-time but you guys will be the first to know. Thank you for all the love and support while I was in my college career. I can’t wait to see what the future brings for me as well as all of you. I wish you all the success in the world!