Alright, so you’ve received your diploma now what? These exact thoughts were running through my head just under a year ago and still are. Despite what anyone says, it’s okay to not know what to do next. You might not know what to do for a few weeks after graduating, maybe a few months or even a year. Everyone who was standing beside you on the day of graduation is probably all thinking the same thing.
Maybe you have always wanted to travel to Europe and site see, or maybe you want to visit some family that you haven’t seen in a while. According to Thought Catalogue, there are 10 reasons why every University student should travel after school. What better time to go and travel the world than now?
Or who knows, maybe you are like me and just aren’t done going to school and learning yet, which is why I enrolled in the post-graduate Public Relations program. I was so used to the routine of waking up, going to school, coming home and doing homework that I was afraid to change that. But here I am, with less than 6 days left of school and I will be graduating once again.
Whatever the reason may be, you want to remember to stop and take a breath, remember that you are allowed to take time for yourself and to remember that you are not alone. As cliche as it may sound, you want to make sure that you enjoy the little things in life. My advice to you is to take some time and find a hobby. Find something you are really passionate about or try something new. Hobbies are a great way to clear your mind, ignite creativity and discover new opportunities.
If you are reading this and thinking to yourself “I have these exact feelings”, then I suggest that you read this article. “I Just Graduated… Now What?” Writer, Katherine Schwarzenegger offers some great advice to millennials who have recently graduated.