The After College Slump

What exactly was supposed to happen after I received my degree? LOL

Man, let me tell y’all something.

 

In all honesty, these past three months have been the MOST depressing months I’ve had in recent years. This shouldn’t be the case though! I JUST GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE. Why am I depressed? Why am I feeling unmotivated? Why do I want to sleep all day and/or watch anime?

Haha, well, apparently this type of thing happens to most recent graduates (aside from the sleeping and/or watching anime all day). I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro on May 12th. Everything was fantastic! I was looking forward to the summer, finally some time off, a chance to relax. But that time off started to last way too long and next thing I know, it’s July 31st. Still unemployed. No income coming in. A/C not functioning in my car. The list goes on and on and on.

Let me tell you, thank God I have people who snapped me out of it. I was going into a downward spiral because it just seemed like things were not looking up! I didn’t think it’d be this difficult to get a job in my field (I graduated with a B.S. in Information Systems & Supply Chain Management). It seemed like every time I had an opportunity, there was something that wouldn’t allow me to have it. But listen, every time God says “No”, there’s a greater “Yes” on its way, and I just had to keep telling myself that. To keep me uplifted and prevent me from withdrawing into myself, God has placed some wonderful people in my life. I thank God for my family, my friends, my mentors, shoot even my acquaintances who I may only see once or twice.

Though I still may be unemployed, I’m finding things to do in the meantime to keep my mind busy and focused on the future.

So…tips on how to deal with your after college slump?

  1. Don’t sleep all day like me
  2. Don’t watch anime all day like me
  3. Make a schedule for yourself to do things, even if it’s just to go for a walk at a certain time every day
  4. Get up and get moving!
  5. Reach out to those who have told you “If you ever need anything, CALL ME.” Actually do it, there may be an opportunity for you to do something…
  6. Remain steadfast, trust in the Lord and continue to pray and believe that greater is coming

Things will turn around eventually fam, I believe it and you should too! Hasta luego 🙂

On-Lookers

People are just strange. Stop making assumptions.

On-lookers.

 

Think they may know us.

The labyrinth of our lives. 

None could truly know. 

 

Except God of course, He knows all. He knows things about us that we don’t even know about ourselves.

It’s just interesting to watch though how others will observe the many lives occurring around them, and then so hastily make an assumption. Then those assumptions will cause them to act in a haphazard way thinking that they are “helping” or maybe even “sabotaging” off of limited, illegitimate information. It’s actually quite hilarious. The actions of this type of person can unfortunately be detrimental if other parties involved are keen on believing anything from face value. But, what can you do if this happens?

Don’t give the on-looker power, rejoice in the truth. Don’t chase them, or try to lash out. Instantly forgive them for their actions because it’s not worth your time to get worked up over something you know is false (also, seriously get you a good chuckle, because it really is funny). Don’t try to convince them of anything, you’ll just waste your energy. Let them go on about their lives, it’ll eventually come back to them.

What about the other parties involved that may have been swayed by the actions of the on-looker? Forgive them too. Yes, it may hurt that they might not believe you. However, as long as you know who you are and what you stand for, you don’t owe anyone any type of explanation. Don’t harbor any ill feelings, because it’s really not worth it. You have precious nerves. Rejoice in the truth within yourself, and be happy.

22.

The beginning of it all…

Yes. Correcto. You guessed it. I am 22 years old right now. Guess what? About to be 23 in six months.

Ah yes, 22, fresh out of college…unwillingly unemployed…also broke…and single…

I could go on.

Haha, it’s not so bad being 22 and at this point in my life. Kind of just taking every day in stride, looking for all the positive things. Like me starting this website! Also, getting my Youtube channel started (check it out at the social links below), moving back in with my parents (no rent for a while ayeee). The list goes on and on and on. All that matters is that I’m happy. To God be the glory for my happiness.

With all that being said, focus on the positive things happening in your life right now. It’s too easy to get bogged down with all the negatives. Fill your day with light, choose your attitude. Also don’t forget.

Live.