post-grad life - page 2

Sep 18, 2013

Get Out of Your Slump and Get Motivated [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

It took me forever to figure out what I was going to write about this week because I feel like...

Jul 24, 2013

The Only Thing Certain in Life is Uncertainty [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

I try to be okay with unexpected change and the unknown, but it’s a constant battle I fight. I want to embrace this uncertainty, but my anxiety holds my arms behind my back and whispers in my ear, “Be afraid. Be very afraid.”

Jun 27, 2013

On Post-Graduation Depression: We’re All Coping

I am reflecting. My life doesn’t look like this—my life doesn’t look like what I thought it would. I stumbled upon a path that I never would have laid out for myself. And yes, I still struggle with this. Not because I’m unhappy, but because I feel like I have disappointed a past Me.

Life is Unpredictable. Deal With it.

Sometimes things just happen. We get new jobs across the country. We start families. We gain friends. People come in and out of our lives without warning. We make rash decisions. We fall in love with people we never thought we would. Life throws us these dang curve balls, and it’s our job not to strike out.

Jun 26, 2013

The Reality of Being a College Grad, As Told Through .Gifs

Sometimes, I miss college so much that I yearn to write a paper or read over a syllabus. The reality of being a college grad is a heavy one to accept, but somehow, we handle it.

Jun 2, 2013

Embracing Your Fears And Tossing Them Away [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

It couldn't be me! I only get rejection emails! Anyway, when I received this particular email, I was completely clueless to what it was regarding exactly, and that’s when I saw it: “Hello, Ms. Garrity. We would like you to come in for an interview."

Jan 23, 2013

Dec 12, 2012

Everyone's a Kid at Christmas! [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

Omit the part about being single with no one to kiss under mistletoe or at midnight on New Years or the fact that you have to buy presents for people with the money you get from Unemployment, and it’s true! Being an adult during the holidays is a blast.

Nov 28, 2012

Taking on a Little Positive Thinking [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

Though it’s so much easier to be a Negative Nancy about life, being positive will help you out so much more though it may take a little more effort to get there. I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times, but a positive attitude goes a long way. It’s true!

May 8, 2012

7 Post-Grad Movies for Your New Post-Grad Life

If you're hyperventilating while reading this because you're a post-grad who feels overwhelmed by possibility or the pressures to get to a "real job", never fear! I'm here to help take your mind off of things for a while and let you in on the lives of some fictional characters in the same place you are (but more miserable and dramatic).

Apr 26, 2012

It's Okay That I'm Not Married at 24…Right? [This Post-Grad Life]

The other day, I was at my friend's sister's dinner party -- she was throwing her husband a surprise birthday party -- and I felt terribly immature. I mean, this girl had her LIFE together.

Apr 18, 2012

7 Quotes to Live By…and 1 That's Terrible [This Post Grad Life]

In high school, I kept a notebook full of quotes. Seriously. It's in my closet at my parents' house now, completely chock-full of the cheesiest quotes I could get my over-hormonal 16-year-old hands on. Need an example of one? Luckily, I live at home and have easy access to the notebook. Allow me to share some of the highlights...

Apr 11, 2012

This Post Grad Life: Making Life Progress in Baby Steps

Lately, I've been in a huge, post-grad rut. There are so many things I wanted to accomplish IMMEDIATELY upon graduating from college (i.e. being a successful writer, getting my own studio apartment, making lots of money), and of course...none of that has happened. So all I'm left to do is sit and wonder why none of it is progressing at the speed of light.

Mar 30, 2012

Expectation vs. Reality: Graduation Edition

The student life is getting old. I want to be a real person with a real job! I want to get home from work and be done for the day, no homework! I want to have time on the weekends! But I think that sometimes I get carried away imagining my glamorous post-grad life. In reality, graduation can be a really humbling experience.