It does get lonely way too fast after graduation and in the ‘young adult working world’. And that’s primarily because no one talks about their struggles and/or insecurities and the working world generally sucks elephant balls when you have not found what you REALLY AND TRULY want to do. We, I, should start instagramming the shit out of ALL THE SHIT that happens to me on a fucking daily basis. Then maybe, you would be able to better relate to me and it’d help you open up more to me about the real you. School was really where I was allowed to be a delusional rebel. I miss that.
So like keegan said – “Some of us have focused ourselves. Some of us know exactly what we want and are on the path to get it; already going to med school, working at the perfect NGO, doing research. To you I say both congratulations and you suck.
For most of us, however, we’re somewhat lost in this sea of liberal arts. Not quite sure what road we’re on and whether we should have taken it. If only I had majored in biology…if only I’d gotten involved in journalism as a freshman…if only I’d thought to apply for this or for that…
What we have to remember is that we can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over. Get a post-bac or try writing for the first time. The notion that it’s too late to do anything is comical. It’s hilarious. We’re graduating college. We’re so young. We can’t, we MUST not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it’s all we have.”
And yes, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, hell, 35 is young. WHO MAKES THESE FUCKING STUPID RULES OF DETERMINING WHAT IS CONSIDERED TO BE“TOO OLD” TO CHANGE MY MIND ABOUT WHAT IT IS I WANT TO DO WITH MY PRECIOUS LIFE OR WHEN I NEED TO HAVE CHILDREN BY? WHO? WHO?!!
Optimism does not kill. Okay? Also, read Marina Keegan. I think many of us, 20 somethings (myself included) would have loved the chance to read more of her work had she not passed away so young.