Since graduating from college, I’ve fought a constant battle of rejection. I’ve applied to 10 or 20 jobs every week. I’ve fought myself, I’ve made decisions like moving home, I’ve listed pros and cons for a variety of paths, and I’ve had to reevaluate who I am and what I want on a daily basis.
I am fortunate enough to have little responsibility at this point in my life. My parents support me fully and have given me the opportunity to stumble and to fall as I try to figure out the next step. I am grateful for this. But I am approaching the five month mark of my post-grad life, and something has got to give soon.
So on days like today when the whether is beautiful, I try to accept peace in the little things. Making small decisions and steps toward the future will help me reach an eventual goal. I may not know where I will end up, but that’s life. It takes time to figure things out. All of the rejection makes you stronger. It can only help you grow as a person and help you to reassess where to go from here. The right employment opportunity will come my way when need be, and I look forward to it.
I think the best piece of advice that anyone can give at this juncture in our lives is that everything is temporary.