What are your plans after graduation?
Me: I’m sorry—come again?
I cringed every single time this question came up in the conversation. I was fresh out of high school, juggling three part-time jobs (I know), and was still unsure about the whole college thing. Isn’t it wild how ingrained in us this pressure is? From the moment we start school, we’re pressured into knowing what we want to be when we grow up. But then when we’ve finally “grown up,” we realize there are still so many questions: What kind of apartment do I rent? Where should I live? How do I land the “dream job?”
The gap between our teens and 30s is this awkward, yet beautiful time of self-discovery called our 20s. It’s during this time that we take ambitious strides to find ourselves, learn more about our personalities (hello, enneagram!), and figure out what we want to do for the rest of our lives….