The last few weeks seemed to have crept up out of nowhere. It seems like we just started this experience not more than a week ago. That being, I feel as if I now understand what my parents meant when they said, “these years are going to fly by faster than you know it.” I sometimes wonder if that expression is a prelude to the rest of my life? If so, then I need to remember to experience life in-and-outside of work
Similar to most of you, I have been caught up in my own whirlwind and overstressed myself out with a laundry list of questions. What’s next? Do I stay in Portland? Who’s hiring? These questions have made me take a step back and really reevaluate my life and where I want to go with it.
I was determined to find these answers to put myself at ease but gave myself a reality check, as I knew there really weren’t any predetermined answers. I just need to take a deep breath, focus on the task at hand and “kick butt” in everything I do.
I hear people talk about the “glory-days” being a thing of the past, but I’d like to stress that this applies to life after college too! So lets not downplay how far we’ve come! This is a time to look forward to and be excited about. We are so close to graduating and have so many opportunities ahead of us.
I for one am excited to see what the next chapter of my life reveals. I just need to remind myself that as I embark on the job hunt to stay composed and collect my thoughts by running in one my favorite spots around Portland and hone in on what I want to communicate to a potential employer.