Graduation: Excited and Overwhelmed

Graduation is coming

Graduation is something that every senior thinks about. Before you know it, it’s May and you’ve got a diploma in hand. This is exactly where I’m at. Graduation is just around the corner. It's hard to believe that this routine of school is finally coming to an end. This chapter of my life is finally over. With college coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about the rest of my life. This is definitely scary and overwhelming.

Don't stress

There are many things to think about as graduation is creeping up. Things like living situation, job and what to do post-grad. Every grad has this hanging over their heads. It can definitely be stressful to think about. I know it has been for me. 

I feel lucky as I’ve already picked out a place to live and have a full-time job position lined up for me. Having these two things checked off my post-grad list has helped lift so much weight off my shoulders. Now, I’m just down to the last thing: what I want to do with my life. This is a question everyone faces. Throughout our lives, we’ve made decisions that have helped narrow down how we want to be a part of the real world.

You're not alone!

If you’re a soon to be grad just like me, know that you’re not alone! We are all struggling with how to take our next steps in life. Don't worry about taking time to get things in order. You will get that dream job and the perfect apartment. We have the rest of our lives to do what we want and discover who we really are.

One thing that has helped me get through post-grad questions is the support system of my family. Knowing they are always there has allowed me to feel confident in the path I end up choosing.  As I start to make decisions on my own, it’s still nice to know that they are there with me as I continue my life. A locket is a great way to keep them with me as I venture out on my own and start to create my own path. With a locket, they’ll always be with me no matter where I go.