LIFE | Graduated...Now What?

Sunday, December 20, 2015

About 8 years ago, I finished up high school. After that, life lead me in different directions and I never finished college.  Earlier this year, I was presented with an opportunity in which I could finish my bachelors and I, of course, took it! So in the past 10 months, I have completed 15 accelerated classes, all while "single mom-ing it," and while running my greeting card business. But it is done! I did it! I completed all my requirements for my Bachelors in Marketing and now I am a college graduate! Yay!

So....now what?

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There is this idea that somehow after you get your degree, your life will change. That suddenly all these doors will be open to you and you will be a career person living the dream.

It is in my personality to want to go, go, go, so I leave myself little down time and try to fill up my schedule in a way that makes me feel accomplished. It's only been about a week, but I have already become obsessed with figuring out what's next. Where should I work? Should I work for someone else? Should I open up my own store? Should I this? Should I that?

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WHAT IS NEXT????

The thing is....I don't know. And you know what? That needs to be okay. It is okay that after only a week, I have no idea what I am going to do. I have never really had down time, so this is so foreign to me. I have been trying to spend more quality time with my son playing board games and playing outside. I have been trying to get back in touch with sewing, which scares me because it has been so long since I have created.

This week will be about doing whatever it is that I want to do. There is no homework, no worrying, just enjoying. I will be with family and my son and I just want to be able to enjoy it and live in the moment. I'm only 26,  I have time. I don't know what I'm doing and that's okay.

Here are some shots from this week of my homework free life.









This week is going to be filled with fun and just living life without having to worry about the future. I think I have certainly earned myself a break! Whew!

-Susie



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