"So what's next?"
"What are you doing now?"
"You got a job yet?"
These are a few examples of the questions I have been asked over and over again these past few months. I have been joking saying if I had a dollar for every time I have been asked these types of questions I wouldn't even need to get a job- lol. A lot of us recent graduates feel this way. Therefore, let me update you!
On May 12, 2018, I graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Strategic Communications and minors in Communication Studies and FTDM (film, tv, digital media). It was a wonderful weekend filled with family and friends. I am honestly so happy about how it turned out. The whole weekend was a weekend full of celebration, not sadness, which I appreciated.
Now to the all-important question...No, I do not have a job. I had a few job offers, but they didn't feel right. I, with encouragement from my parents, did not want to settle for something that I would have been miserable at. And through this experience, I have realized that I have a lot of passions. Therefore, I am not really sure what I want to do with my life. And again, with the support of my family, they've encouraged me to embrace the fact that I don't have to know at this exact moment. When I look back on this time, I know I will be grateful I took this time to rest, rejuvenate and discover what makes me fulfilled in a career path.
I came back to Arkansas right away because it was evident that things were a changing at "my" beloved TCU, and with my undergrad experience. The very first day of postgraduate status found me watching my roommates and friends packing up and moving on. We knew this day was coming. Thankfully I had started packing in the last few weeks and was able to wrap it up shortly after my family left as well. I was ready to close that chapter. Ya know, rip off the bandaid so to speak. Since being home, I have been resting and relaxing, reading, watching TV, applying for jobs, spending time with family and friends, as well as planning a few spontaneous trips. Again, just enjoying this time that I know I will never get back and because I know how quickly my life will change.
I have to give a M A J O R shoutout to my parents who have loved me so well and supported me through this whole thing. I realize not everyone has the luxury to take a little time before starting a job and a whole new way of life. My parents. They have been wildly supportive and crazy encouraging. They have been right there with me, helping me to discover what it is I want to do. They truly want me to not only be successful but fulfilled. Gosh, I don't deserve them. Thank you, Mom and Dad...I cannot truly convey how appreciative I am! I hope to make you very proud.
I have also been working on some exciting personal projects that I can't wait to share. One of them is to get back to that daily blogging life that is so important to me. I fell out of my schedule when I realized I was putting a ton of pressure on myself to make every post powerful and life-changing. I also realized that I wanted to be "present" in my last few years at TCU. But, now is the perfect time to start again, and I am really going to be taking some time to stop and appreciate the smaller things in life - and, I will gladly be sharing with you along the way!
I have always felt like God has this grand plan for me. To really make a difference and make an impact on the world. To really be someone. I still feel that so strongly. I am not quite sure what path I will be lead down to get there but know that GOD does. God and I have been talking a lot these days, and I trust completely that He will use me, and equip me, to become whatever it is that I am to be... Now That Is Exciting!
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A recent graduate from Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!