Life After College

by - 11:24:00 AM

Before even starting... Happy New Year! :) Last year brought so many blessings to my life, and I'm hoping this year is as exciting and blissful. Not to sound cheesy or anything, but for me, 2014 will be life-changing, and I'm trying my best to start off the year into making those changes as positive as possible. 

I wanted to make this first post of the year helpful to all, and regardless my constant inspiration on fashion and beauty, there's something that's been catching my full attention lately: life after college. This year I finish my college degree, and considering that almost everyone has this same issue at some stage in their lives, I figured it would be helpful to share my thoughts on what to do after graduation.

Planning the near future is way easier said than done, and taking into consideration that 80% of people's dreams are achievable right at this point, I thing it requires full analysis and focus to decide on where to go next on the life timeline. So, from what I've read and learned for my own sake, here's what to know: 

Continue your studies: Look for a major, doctoral certificate or specialization. There are tons of courses, diplomas, and other study options for graduates that will narrow your likes into few options that frame your passion.

Gain experience: Whether it's a part-time job serving coffee, making copies or getting your boss' laundry, look for a job that will give you experience in the area you like. Everyone starts at the bottom, and it's actually fun when you start climbing the stairs getting full advantage of every single opportunity that emerges.

Make a trip: Quoting St. Augustine's words, "the world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page". Traveling is the best way to enrich your education and experience, and studying or working abroad gives you the full package. If you have financial limitations, save the money while studying/working.

Regardless your decision, know your passion. Whatever it is that you've always wanted to be, be it. You'll probably need more than just passion, but nothing that can't be attained. Whether it's financial support, more experience or just plain gut, know how to get there and go. 

By the way, this post isn't specifically targeted to newly graduates, but for anyone whose dreams haven't been fulfilled yet. It's never too late or too early. :)

Happy dream-making!

Image from Kate Spade

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