The After Lives of College Graduates

For all those who had just graduated college, what exactly are your life goals?

For most of my life, all my time spent whether it was going to school, or coming home to do school work, and even working, was somehow related to an education field. Even my recent new job, as well as my previous one, was in higher education. Though now, I don’t have to deal with students directly, which I thank God for; I’m on an actual campus this time instead of sitting in a closed office space with a table that’s 3 ft x 3 ft and no leg space whatsoever.

Now that I have a new job, what exactly am I doing with my life? I hear stories about college graduates all living their life before they actually settle down with their career and others who have the job they wanted after college graduation and already set towards a career goal. Is that really worth it?

 

It might be.

 

They say you need a bucket list that you need to complete before you die. But how many people actually create one and how many complete the tasks? I believe everyone should have more than just one bucket list. One list of things they want to do or do before college graduation, like attend a college party (without getting belligerently drunk) or study abroad. A list for after college graduation and before getting a real job. A list before getting married, and of course one after you’re married so you can complete the tasks with your partner. This way, you’re doing a little of everything and you wont have the FOMO in life.

 

But what exactly do people want to carry out before they reach their goals of graduating college and before getting married and getting a job. Because once you have a job, your freedom has a limit to what you can actually do with your life outside of your job. You may want to travel the world but without money you can’t and without a job you wont have money. Do you save that for later? Or you can do it while having a job. But that means either mini weekend vacations, or one long one per year. All your time is mostly spent at work. After you’re married, all your time will be going to your/their family.

So when do you really have the ‘time’ to go on a vacation on the other side of the world? To share the beautiful sights you see when you’re going on a road trip across the country? To meet new people and make new friends? To just relax and give time to yourself? When will you ever get around to even create a bucket list, let alone complete the ideas you have on there?

Time is really valuable. If you waste it, there’s no getting it back.

 

What’s on your bucket list?



September 22nd, 2017 by Sabreena
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