Growing up decisions were always made for you. What to wear, eat, what school to attend, how to wear your hair, who you hang out with, etc. You go through a majority of your life doing what others tell and expect you to do, but when you get older you have no clue what it is that you want to do for yourself.
When I graduated high school I took a year to myself and worked. I had no intentions of going to college actually, but my mom and god mother thought that it would be a good idea for me to do, so I went. It turned out to be a good choice for me, but now that I have graduated college with a Bachelor’s degree I have no idea what it is that I want to do.
I have been given input. Some have been more pushy than others, but ultimately again I am being told what I should do and I am so confused. Whenever I have an idea, or a plan that I feel like I can pursue others shoot it down, and can never seem to offer any solutions.
What I Did and Continuing to Do
At first I let it get to me and I got a little depressed. I got a little depressed, because here I am fresh out of college with Bachelor’s degree and I have no idea what I am going to do next other than my long term goal which, I am working on. After while I had to pick myself up and put my big girl panties on.
First: I started to do my own research on what I could do in certain fields of my interest with my degree.
Second: I talked back with a few people I have talked with before, and I did not let what they thought was best for me to do over shadow the research I’ve done. I did take what they had to say into consideration, and incorporated it.
Third: I started writing down a list of things that I am good at looking for jobs that incorporate my degree and my list of good attributes.
Fourth: I got some help with rewriting my resume from scratch
Lastly: I posted my resume on a couple of job sites
It is a bit difficult when you first step out there on your own. When you’re in college most of your problems are temporarily solved, so when you graduate there are a lot of extra things that pile on to your plate. Things like housing, medical care, food, and sometimes transportation. If you can try to knock out as much of the things that your university, or college takes care of. Things will be a bit simpler for when you move on to the next stage of your life.
It would be very beneficial for you to have a plan, or some ideas for what you are going to do before you leave your college or university. I have learned the hard way that this is something that I should have done for myself instead of following along with what others wanted me to do instead. No one can tell you what you should do with your life, because at the end of the day the decision is up to you.
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