One month post-grad

It’s been just about a month since I walked across the graduation stage in a heat stroke-inducing gym and earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Roberts Wesleyan College.

rockin that Hefty trash bag look ;)
Rocking that Hefty trash bag look 😉

I’ve been in a reflective mood and wondering about what I should be accomplishing now that I have a college degree.

So here’s a list of things I’ve done since graduation:

  • Read six and a half books
  • Celebrated the engagement of one my best friends
  • Started actually planning my wedding (*I’ve only been engaged since October, it’s not like I’m seriously behind in this or anything*)
  • Organized my books
  • Bought a Webkinz, played with it for a day, and then forgot about it until now
  • Had a much-deserved Girls’ Day Out with my brother’s girlfriend (who has quickly become one of my dearest friends)
  • Bought my tickets for Kingdom Bound (TFK and Rend Collective, here I come!)
  • Clocked just about 200 (maybe?) hours at Wegmans
  • Ran on a treadmill. Once. Okay, walked on a treadmill once.
  • Tossed around ideas of what my first book is going to be about
  • Made a resolution to eat healthier. And I’m kinda following through with it. Frozen yogurt is better than ice cream, right?
  • Went shopping way too much

Okay, so there’s nothing very profound or impressive on this list, but I’m learning to be okay with that.

It’s summer. Life is good.

Here is my list of things that I would like to accomplish within the next several months:

  • Buy a car
  • Find a full time job (student loans are no joke!)
  • Begin my freelancing career
  • Buy a kitten
  • Set the date and location for my wedding
  • Buy a new laptop (because the one I’m typing on right now was my high school graduation present)

I feel like I’m officially a grown-up now that I have a college degree. Now the question is, what am I going to do with it? I want to find a job that feeds my soul (rather than exhausts it) and allows me to serve others in someway. I feel like that’s what Jesus want me to do– to use my passion, talent, and education in a way that will make the world, or at least my piece of it, a better place.

I see people from my graduating class going off to these incredible places and doing great things, and sometimes I can’t help but feel inferior. But I’m okay, and I know that I’m where I am supposed to be right now. The truth is that I am in a great place too: I’m home. I’m in a place full of family, friends, and warmth.

I’m entering into a season of building and growing, and following the dreams that God has placed in my heart.

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