Feelings I Had Before Graduating College & How to Deal With It

Graduating College | Nerves | Dealing with Fear | Anxiety | Health and Wellness | College

I’m graduating from college soon. AHHHHH! I’m anxious and excited at the same time!

I’ve been in school for YEARS and now I have to change my routine and start “adulting”.

To be honest, it’s a little scary and I had a little breakdown a few weeks ago. I’ve been so excited to finally stop getting school assignments, but I couldn’t have predicted how I would be feeling.

I'm nervous about whether or not I will make the right decisions and making enough money. A lot of my worry always goes back to me wanting to make sure that whatever job I get, I love it. I don't want to feel stuck or out of place. 

I have quotes on post-its all over my room and I got the one directly in front of my bed from Shonda Rhimes' "TheYear of Yes." It says: 

"Fear is a liar" 

The best way to make sure that you don't progress in life is by listening to your fears. Fears have the power to hold you back and trust me, that's not what I want. 

My sister also reminded me that I’m not the only one that’s been feeling this way.

Millions of students all over the world are getting ready to graduate and enter the “real world” and I have to believe that more than half of them (I’m not a researcher, so I can’t prove this) are a little nervous.  

When I think about it that way, I start to calm down a little bit.  It’s completely okay to not have all the answers right now.

So, if you’re also feeling nervous about graduating, you’re not alone. We can do this.