Breaking Up With College: How to Let Go After You Graduate

Breaking Up With College: How to Let Go After You Graduate
Breaking Up With College: How to Let Go After You Graduate
All throughout college you and your friends probably talked about how you couldn’t wait to graduate so that you could make some real money, live in a decent apartment and get to zone out during the weekends instead of studying. But once you graduate, if you’re lucky enough to find a job, you quickly realized that putting in long hours as a new associate — with lame pay — won’t get you a swanky apartment or fancy dinners just yet. If you moved to a new city away from friends and family, especially, you’re probably missing your college days like a new puppy who cries all night, even with an alarm clock for a pillow. It’s not really your fault, either. As much as college prepares you to contribute to scientific research journals or build a skyscraper or discuss Heidegger with people who actually know what they’re talking about, most universities don’t do much to prepare you for cubicle life.

A lot of recent grads go through a disastrous time trying to adapt to life after college, but you don’t have to. Even after you crash after your post-graduation high of ambition and optimism for the future, you can still avoid feeling like you broke up with your first true love: college. Think about why you fell in love with college so easily in the first place: it gave you independence: the chance to live away from your parents and make your own rules while socializing with people your own age. Even if you’re living with your parents for a short while, you’re still pretty much independent. No one can tell you how to live your life, and if you do have a job, even one that doesn’t pay well, you’re in charge of the paycheck, which does afford you small luxuries you didn’t have in college when you were working as a barista. And your long hoped-for weekends? Staying late on Fridays every so often or getting called back for a Saturday afternoon sucks big time — trust us, we know — but when you leave work, you really get to leave work. You’re still low enough on the totem pole at work that you’re probably not carrying home big projects every night.

If you live in the same city that you went to school in, stop doing late-night drive bys just to see what all the new kids are up to, and how much of a rockin’ time your campus seems to be having without you. Don’t Google the school newspaper, and hang out with other alumni, not current studnets. You’re truly independent and free now that you’ve graduated, and you should still be excited to look towards the future opportunities that await you.
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