Now that our term is done we have all but officially graduated. It seems that everyone, me included, has learned a lot over these past few months and has a better understanding about the real world. That being said, it is slightly terrifying.
Spending countless hours applying for jobs across the country is exhausting. It leads to me checking my email constantly, expecting an immediate response of acceptance, since of course I think I would be perfect for every job I apply for.
But after awhile reality sets in. Some jobs call back, most don’t. Then there is the interview process, which is incredibly stressful. Once an offer comes in, a real decision needs to be made.
I realized that I am so flattered by being offered a job that I am not nearly as critical as I should be. In reality, I am not suited for all the jobs I apply for. I am under qualified for most of them and some of them are simply not as desirable as they originally seemed.
Packing up and heading to a new and strange part of the country is exciting as well as terrifying for me. I hope I will be able to stay in town for the holidays and spend as much time with family and friends as possible.
To wrap up this rambling string of thoughts, it was a pleasure to be a part of this program and to meet with you guys each week. I wish you all the best going forward.