A Year Ago Today

A year ago today, I graduated with a degree in Business Communication. I have a passion

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for writing, and I felt as though that major would lead me towards opportunities in my chosen career — journalism. My passion is also one of the many reasons why I started this blog. It’s amazing to see so many people that I spent time with while I was in college gain their diplomas this year.

I’ve only been out of school for a little while, but I’ve learned quite a lot on this journey called life since then. My job search after college was hardly a straightforward thing. The few months I spent looking for a job seemed never ending, especially because I felt pressure from others.

But to be frank, I was putting the pressure on myself. I graduated from college without a secure job, and I was completely unsure when I would get one.

That scared me.

I had people on the right and left of me asking what I was doing and where I was going,DSCN3475 and I didn’t have a lick of an idea as to what the answer was.

I felt stuck. I wasn’t finding anything noteworthy, and I felt lost. A few opportunities came, but I knew they weren’t the right fit for me.

My career is in the middle of transitioning into what some would call a “big girl job,” but there is always this fear that comes with uncertainty.

Someone very close to me said that the good thing about life is you never have to feel like you have to stay in a place that doesn’t suit you.

Do what is best for you because only you truly know what your passions are. You aren’t wrong for wanting to find something that fits. You also aren’t wrong for taking something that doesn’t.

It’s your life, and no one else can live it.

I am glad that I have an amazing support system behind me that will knock some sense into me when I feel as though my back is up against a wall.

Transitioning into adulthood is not an easy thing. There isn’t a pamphlet that’s handed out after you graduate that says do this and that and you will be successful.

You have to figure out a lot of things on your own, but this process doesn’t have to be a heartache. The most important thing you can do is never stop fighting for your dreams.

No matter how impossible it might feel, the possibilities are endless if you let them be.

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-Jas

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