I graduated college! I just got the last of my final grades in, so it’s official! I’m a college graduate and it feels great. In case you’re wondering, I went to a commuter school for the past four years and earned my bachelors degree in Marketing. And although I’ve had times where I was very indecisive about the decisions I was making (just read any of my old posts), I feel so happy that I chose the path that I did. It’s crazy how fast college goes. It feels like just yesterday, I was publishing my first blog post about how much I couldn’t wait to graduate. Fast forward two years, and we’re here! Is time always going to be moving this fast?
To sum it up, I wouldn’t say I had the “typical” college experience. Do I regret it? no. Would I recommend it? Also no. I recommend going into college with a more positive attitude than I did, but I was a totally different person then, than I am now. I’m someone who believes that whatever is meant to happen, will happen. After my freshman year, I tried applying to a very popular school in the city, and got denied. I was crushed, and I cried for a good week. Yes, a part of me still wishes I would have gotten accepted, but I’m also not the type to dwell on something that I can not change. If I was meant to go to that school, I would have gotten in, but I didn’t.
I had a pretty tight knit group of friends going in to college that I saw almost everyday. Therefore, I made no effort to get involved or make any new friends at my school. Let me tell you, when you go to a commuter school it is so much harder to meet people. Everyone goes to class, then goes home. If you wanted to make friends, you needed to get involved on campus. Me being the stubborn and shy person that I am, I made zero effort to put myself out there since I was so comfortable with the friends that I already had.
Fast forward four years, and I made maybe four friends from college and got involved zero times. It’s so funny because when I tell people this, they feel bad for me. But I look at it this way. I don’t think I would have ever started my blog, if my college experience would have gone a different way.
So what’s next? Well I’ve already applied to graduate school and am starting that at the end of June. I’ll be working on earning my masters in business administration (MBA) and guess what the best part is? It’s going to be all online. Anyone who knows me knows I’m not an in-school kind of learner. I like being able to go at my own pace online, and so I knew when in came to grad school, this was what I wanted to do. By doing it this way, I’ll be able to have a free schedule to get any kind of internship/job that I can get. I’m so excited to start dipping my toes in my field and see what’s out there.
Obviously with everything going on right now, thats not going to be so easy. I’ve been looking at remote internships and so we will see how that goes! I’m trying to remain optimistic by using this time to focus on my biggest passions, which is blogging! Even though there was no graduation ceremony and I did not get to finish the semester at school, it’s still a bittersweet feelings to know that I’m finished. If you also graduated this year, let me know your thoughts too!