Monday, December 20, 2010

Graduation Anxiety?? Anyone?

As college graduations take place all around us, I cant help but realize that I too will be graduating soon. Oh how I have been yearning to throw on those luxurious polyester gowns.
But wait, the last time I had one of those on, I had a plan, I had money, I even had ease of mind.

But what’s this I notice, anxiety, nervousness?… Possibly, even though I don’t like to admit it. Ever since I walked out of my last final, I can’t help but be anxious about the next few years of my life.
Of course, I have been warned about all the disappointing events that might occur to me after I graduate, but after being warned, I am determined to do everything in my power to not let those things happen to me. But can I do it? I question myself.

Everything is different this time.
I have a plan, but its not secure, and its not guaranteed it’s the best plan.
I don’t have money

And my ease of mind is stirred, not shaken.
(shown above is the outward expression of a hurting brain)
I can feel comfortable to assume I am not the only one feeling this heat.
Here are a few things I try and remind myself. Advice (for what it’s worth) to those who are experience these same thoughts…
1. do not lose sight of the dream
2. do not settle
3. do not take the easy route, you have to at least try what you’re scared of.
4. live in the present
5. be excited about the future
6. prepare yourself for the opportunities that are about to come your way
7. try replacing “I wish” or  “I want” with “I am going to” or “I will”
I think 7’s enough.
Ok 8 and it might be the most important
8. keep only positive spirits around you, make time for them, cherish and love them, because it is their company that will keep you sane.
My personal little basket of joy.
Happy Holidays!
Up next, pictures of my most recent work... an Elf Costume!

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1 comment:

Sarah Says said...

You have some really good points. Graduation is around the corner and there has been a lot of uncertainty about life, but keeping vision is so critical during graduation anxiety. It helps us to have something to look forward to and to grow towards. It's making a big difference for me right now.