Written by Lisa Lewis If you read my previous post on motivational mindsets and thought to yourself, "Yeah, letting myself get angry is definitely NOT my issue," then this article is for you. Prior to becoming a career coach and getting my Pivot certification, I had a ten-year corporate communications career that I was damn good at. But I was completely frustrated with it, because it felt soul-less for me. When various bosses would ask me to work on Thanksgiving day or jump right back into work after I learned my grandfather died, I could feel a rage blackout coming on.
Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Open Search AvelistContributor A place to find useful information from the people who've been there. Life changes after college. And at first it will be hard. You and all of your best friends won't live in the same building.
You might even live in different cities. You'll find yourself spending way more time alone than you have in the past four years combined. Maybe you'll finally eat at a restaurant alone with a book or your computer, of course. And there will be Friday nights that you don't have anything to do.
In fact, you probably won't want to do anything on a Friday night. Because you'll be tired. Gone are the days when you were constantly recruited to join social groups or campus organizations.
No one's fighting over you now, that's for sure. You'll try to stay in touch with college friends.
You'll look forward to reunions. You'll make weekend road trips a priority. You'll spend tons of time on the phone and writing each other emails. You'll probably try to meet new friends too. And you might cry, because you feel like you won't ever find any friends as good as the ones you made in college.
But slowly you'll shift gears and the "real world" will start to feel normal. You will find a career path that you're passionate about. But don't be discouraged if it takes a few jobs or grad school to get there. You'll realize that you don't have to study for tests and write papers. Suddenly you'll be able to explore interests, hobbies and passions that you didn't have time for in college.
You'll be "on your own" in a new way. While the heightened responsibilities of life might feel scary at first, eventually you will feel empowered and independent.
You'll see your friends working hard to make the world a better place, investing themselves in all different industries, becoming the people they were created to be. And you'll be proud of them. You'll also smile when you think about the days you lived together in the same house.Life after college is not cheap (especially with college loans, paying rent, taxes, etc.).
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