Graduation: The Fear of Moving On

Graduation. Job Interviews. Adulthood is coming.


I received my first full-time job offer this week.

My mind’s going crazy. I’m happy. I’m amazed. I’m scared. My nerves are bouncing around like pin balls.

The reality of graduating college hasn’t hit me until now. In one semester, I will have finished a significant chapter in my life. My living situation will change. I won’t be rooming with my best friends. Most likely I will say goodbye to my hometown and move to a different city.

The shift from student to full-time adult is different for everyone. These two stages of growing up are infused with their own positives.So many worries are running through my mind. How will I survive without my best friends? How do I even make friends in a different city? What if I can’t make enough money to pay for rent?

Then I remembered all that I have learned. God is in control and He tells us not to worry. I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.

College is a wonderful learning experience. It forces you to grow up.  I make my own doctor’s appointments now.

I’ll Miss:

  • My entourage of supportive sisters.
  • The predictability of college drama.
  • Not having to worry about paying utilities .

I’m looking forward to:

  • Having my own kitchen.
  • Decorating a new place.
  • Freedom!

I don’t know if I will accept this job offer. It’s a decision that my mind is constantly analyzing. Should I wait until I have two offers on the table? What if I don’t get another offer?

Winter is coming. Adulthood is coming. I’m nervous, but I know that with the help of my family, friends and my wonderful Lord that I’ll be okay.

If you’re feeling discouraged about finding your path in the world, here a few lyrics from The Road Less Traveled by Lauren Alaina.

“You won’t make yourself a name if you follow the rules
History gets made when you’re acting a fool
So don’t hold it back and just run it
Show what you got and just own it”

So, to all my college graduates out there. Don’t hold back. Just Run It. Look Adulthood in the face and just own it.

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