The Truth Is, Post-Grad Life Actually Kind Of Sucks (But It Doesn’t Last Forever)


I always thought that my life graduation was going to be amazing. My senior year of college, I had my life all planned. I was going to graduate, work at an amazing company in the city, get my own apartment, and start fully living my life. But damn, reality hit and knocked me way down. The bad news was that landing a job was the hardest thing that I had to go through during post-grad life. I graduated in May 2019, and it took me 3 months to land a permanent full-time job.

Truth is, the job search sucked. It was a full-time job in itself. I kept getting rejection emails—it was such a competitive market. This broke me down; I lost myself for a bit there. I stopped writing, reading, dancing, drawing, and singing. I stopped everything that made me happy. All the things that make me who I am, I rejected. I fell into a dark hole. I stopped hanging out with my friends and just hid myself from the world. It was a hard time for me, mentally and emotionally.

Are you ready for the good news? The good news is that this rough patch doesn’t last forever. We just need to pick ourselves up and keep on going. After many rejection emails, I finally officially landed a full-time position in the city with a great company. A job that I can see myself doing and that I’m very excited about. As silly as it may sound to some people, I realized that if you believe in yourself and have faith, the universe will open doors for you. I wholeheartedly believe in this. I got rid of all the negative thoughts in my head and started to think positive thoughts. I trusted the process and all the good news came at once.

For the first time in a long time, I was happy. I’m one step closer to where I want to be in life. Do I have it all figured out? HELL NO, but does anyone, really?

Listen, I know life is hard. No one tells us how hard post grad life is or life in general. How we are forced to grow up and start adulting, but it’s all a journey. Life is unexpected, filled with so many surprises. I learned that it’s okay to not have everything figured out. I won’t have the answers to everything, and that perfectly fine. I just graduated and I have no idea what my future will hold, but I know that whatever comes my way, I’ll be ready for it. I am going to start living in the moment and actually enjoy it. I have already met so many incredible people and can’t wait for comes next. Whatever it is, though, I know that I can finally trust in the process and start living my life boldly.