College is the next step in life. You graduate high school, you’re sad, but you anticipate the excitement that will happen in three short months. You rush through summer, say a few sad good byes, pack your bags and leave your parents to go experience what is so called the “time of your life.”
Fast forward through all your college memories, all the friendships you’ve formed, and all the stressful nights you overcame. You’re less then a month away from graduation. You are about to face one of the biggest challenges and changes in your whole life.
You’ve spent the past four years creating a routine. Having friends surround you. It’s all coming to an abrupt end. This is what I’ve learned where a lot of growing up happens. Sure, you’ve had moments in college that stretched and made you grow more then you thought, but here you are about to make the transition from a student to a working adult. You gain more responsibility and start having to pay bills without relying on your parents.
What I have come to the realization is that college was an amazing experience I would not trade for anything. Every year thousands of students graduate. Step into the real world. Make the transition to becoming what you’ve been preparing for. So now it’s my turn. I obviously cannot stay a student for the rest of life, regardless that it’s the only thing I know. Growing up and saying good byes to all your college friends will never be easy but it’s apart of a learning process we call life.