We like to ask kids what they want to be when they grow up, but sometimes our own grownup answers aren’t so clear. I started and finished college with no idea why I was going in the first place. I bought into the idea that having a degree was important, but there was no clear next step at the end of that journey. So I got the degree, and for now I’m working a job that allows me to pay the bills. I like where I work and what I do, but I know this isn’t forever. A university is a good place to learn who you are, what you’re good at, and what interests you, but the answers to those questions don’t end there.

Now that I’m employed and my immediate needs are being met, I want to take a chance to continue exploring what life after college offers. The freedom of not having homework means freedom to do and read what I want and invest my time where I want to invest it. The possibilities are endless. Hopefully I’ll stumble upon my true passions. That might mean I’ll find a job that was made for me. It might mean I’ll find something that doesn’t pay a cent to which I want to devote all my energy. The important thing is remaining engaged and not missing out on experiences just because I don’t have parents or teachers telling me what experiences are out there.

I’m already contemplating a few things I want to do, but I’m also looking for suggestions and experiences from other people. I’ll be sharing what I’m reading, where I’m going, what I’m doing, and what I’m creating. I would love to hear the same from you. Thanks for sharing this with me and for keeping me engaged and intentional now that I’m done working toward graduation!


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