Man, let me tell y’all something.
In all honesty, these past three months have been the MOST depressing months I’ve had in recent years. This shouldn’t be the case though! I JUST GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE. Why am I depressed? Why am I feeling unmotivated? Why do I want to sleep all day and/or watch anime?
Haha, well, apparently this type of thing happens to most recent graduates (aside from the sleeping and/or watching anime all day). I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro on May 12th. Everything was fantastic! I was looking forward to the summer, finally some time off, a chance to relax. But that time off started to last way too long and next thing I know, it’s July 31st. Still unemployed. No income coming in. A/C not functioning in my car. The list goes on and on and on.
Let me tell you, thank God I have people who snapped me out of it. I was going into a downward spiral because it just seemed like things were not looking up! I didn’t think it’d be this difficult to get a job in my field (I graduated with a B.S. in Information Systems & Supply Chain Management). It seemed like every time I had an opportunity, there was something that wouldn’t allow me to have it. But listen, every time God says “No”, there’s a greater “Yes” on its way, and I just had to keep telling myself that. To keep me uplifted and prevent me from withdrawing into myself, God has placed some wonderful people in my life. I thank God for my family, my friends, my mentors, shoot even my acquaintances who I may only see once or twice.
Though I still may be unemployed, I’m finding things to do in the meantime to keep my mind busy and focused on the future.
So…tips on how to deal with your after college slump?
- Don’t sleep all day like me
- Don’t watch anime all day like me
- Make a schedule for yourself to do things, even if it’s just to go for a walk at a certain time every day
- Get up and get moving!
- Reach out to those who have told you “If you ever need anything, CALL ME.” Actually do it, there may be an opportunity for you to do something…
- Remain steadfast, trust in the Lord and continue to pray and believe that greater is coming
Things will turn around eventually fam, I believe it and you should too! Hasta luego 🙂