This past year, I found myself constantly saying, “I’m so ready to be done with school.” But now that graduation is over, I’m nervous about not being a student anymore.
Now that college is behind me, I feel uncomfortable knowing there are no more built-in milestones to reach anymore. I’m more in charge of my own life than I’ve ever been before. And that scares me.
My anxieties get kicked up a notch when everyone — my family, and even strangers ask, “What are your plans now that you’ve graduated?”
I get unsolicited advice about what I should do – grad school, move, etc. Why can’t it be okay to still not be sure yet?
When I get stressed out about my future I try to remember what my mom tells me all the time – I’m young. This is the time for me to try new things and figure out what I want.
As someone who loves to plan everything, I’m trying to let go of the idea that I have to know exactly what happens next for me. It’s okay to not know. I don’t have to have everything figured out yet.