One year ago, on May 22, 2016, I was 22, stressed about finals, and how my G.P.A would be affected. One year ago, I was a mess about what my future career would be, pulling my hair out over taking the GRE exam (graduate school exam), and forced to intern at a crazy law firm.
So much pressure is put on you after graduation, you’re expected to know every future plan and every move you’ll make when just a few weeks ago you were having ramen noodles and coffee for breakfast.
Nonetheless, one year after graduation I can proudly say I’m not caving into society’s expectations for me, but I’m creating my own.
In case you’re wondering, I’m not currently putting my degree to use.
I decided I’m not going to grad school in the foreseeable future.
“So what are you going to do?”
Today, I’m proudly saying I DONT know exactly what is going to happen with my future.
I’m not worried.
I’m not pacing the floor.
I’m not loosing sleep.
I’m deciding to let each step I take be guided ultimately by God.
four five years I spent in college, I realized that if it were given my choice I would have taken a break from school while I figure out who I am and what I wanted to do. But, I didn’t want to let my family down or be judged by them, even though ultimately I was the one suffering because I was entering into thousands of dollars of debt to be in a place I had much uncertainty about.
Now that I’ve graduated I’m allowing myself to be unapologetically me.
I’m allowing myself to not accumulate debt without purpose.
I’m not going to be pushed into another classroom or another job field until I realize what I was placed on this earth to do.
So for now, I work my 9-5 while I navigate how to turn my passions into 24 hours. For now, I continue to develop the work ethic and discipline needed to walk into my purpose.
This is my path and I have to walk it.
My one year update from graduation is nothing that I expected. One year ago I thought I’d be preparing for a Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program while working full time. This year, I’m pursuing real estate, moving to a new city, and continuing to dive into every aspect of my love for writing. I’m speaking into existence book number 2, 3, 4 and more.
Queens whatever you have been called to, purposed to do, love to do, do so!
Have you ever had an interaction with someone from a business and could tell not only were they not graced to do that job, but they absolutely hated it? Don’t be that woman who settled for a salary!
If you want to go to med school do it!
If you want to be an attorney do it!
If you want to be an accountant do it!
If you want to be an entrepreneur do it!
Don’t let anything stop you from walking in God’s purpose for your life.
It’s been a year since graduation, and since then, I’ve set myself free from the bondage of people’s opinions. I’ve allowed myself to do work I thought was beneath me so I can see what I was truly created to do. Now, the only limit between destiny and I, is me. And I will fight every fear in me to become the her I was created to be.
I feel like I graduated twice…
This time, into destiny.