You’re done with school. You’re a college graduate. You have that degree hanging on your wall proudly in your room. Now what?
What are you going to do with the rest of your life? You have that expensive piece of paper in your hand. What’s next for you?
Yes I know it’s time to party. I got completely wasted the day of my graduation. There was laughs like crazy and we all had a great time. The next morning I had to wake up early for a prior obligation and you wouldn’t believe how hungover I was. Nothing happened yet. Then a few days later I finally started to wonder about my purpose now that I was done with college.
When you finish college, you’re going to get confronted with the same question a million times. You know what this question is. Every single damn person all of a sudden wants to know what you’re going to do next. What are your plans for after college?
How many of us really know the answer to this question? Yes I know that the Doctors, Engineers, and Lawyers of the world have this all figured out. What about the rest of us? What about those of us that have no clue about what to do after college? What if you don’t know what your purpose is now that you’re out in the world? Well my friend. This post is for you.
I wrote about the 7 alternatives to grad school and what do do after college. It then hit me much later after publishing these pieces that many of you won’t know what to do because you don’t really know what your purpose is after college.
I’m not here to tell you what to do. I’m nobody to judge. I’m in no position to tell you what to do. I can offer a few suggestions.
What I do know is every single person reading this wants and needs to make some money after college. There’s no other way to put this. To be blunt: you need money in your pocket to either pay for college or just to live.
On the other hand, just because you need to make money this doesn’t mean that you should beg all of you friends for work or take the first job that comes your way. As soon as you start working you’re going to be stuck in a vicious cycle. The vicious cycle usually goes like this…
You want to quit but you can’t because you need the money to maintain your new lifestyle.
You want to travel but you got very little vacation time.
You want to upgrade your skills but you don’t have the time.
You want to get into better shape but there’s no way to squeeze in a workout.
Not to bash the reality of working a job in the real world, but is this what you really want out of your next 40 years? Do you want your life to revolve around your job?
Perhaps you want something else?
Do you want to be flexible to work all night and go for breakfast at 2pm?
Do you want to go on cool trips and see stuff that your friends can only dream of?
Do you want to make your own money in this world?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then you’re in the right place. The best part is that you’re young enough to actually make some serious changes. You’re also smart enough to make those changes because you made it this far into the post.
You also need to realize that you don’t need permission to do what you want to do in life. You don’t need to ask anyone for anything. You can do whatever you want (within legal limits). You can’t be afraid of being unconventional. You can’t be worried about the negative feedback all of the time.
You’re purpose after college is going to be yours and yours only. It won’t be what your parents expect. It certainly won’t be the same as your friends. That’s okay. You’re a different person.
I have much more resources coming out for you in the next few weeks. I hope you’re ready because I want to help you. I want to help as many of you serious readers as possible. I want to help you with the make some money after college aspect so that you can try to figure out what your real purpose is.