TOP
college motivation

I’m Not Graduating The Way I Thought I Would

image

I’m not ending my last semester of college the way I thought I would. I overestimated myself and my ability to balance my heavy work schedule with my classes, and my GPA suffered a great deal as a result. I doubt I’m graduating on time, and I was unsuccessful at trying to bring Greek Life to my campus. So many of the friendships I’ve made have faded if not entirely disappeared. Nothing is quite going as planned, or the way that I thought I wanted it to.

It’s easy to look at all you didn’t accomplish and forget what you actually did.

I’m on my third internship. I’m working on a presidential campaign, and was offered a full time job that I was forced to decline. I’m attending my third political conference in March. I’m starting a chapter of Turning Point USA at my school. I’ve started and maintained a decent blog where I talk about more than smoothie recipes and what I wore, and contribute to three online publications.

image

It’s important not to let what could have been interfere with what could be. There’s nothing you can do about deadlines or opportunities you’ve missed but learn from the experience. There’s a reason that the people that are in your life are there and the reason the people that aren’t aren’t. It can be a tough pill to swallow, but the faster you do, the better.

As my college career is coming to a close, I’d like to believe that everything will work itself out. I’d like to believe that somehow, some way, my finances, academics, career, friendships and romances will just resolve themselves, but I know they won’t, and I’m starting to realize that that’s not the end of the world.

image

I’m not graduating with a 4.0 GPA, a job offer, a fiance, all of my prospective bridesmaids picked out, or any vague idea of what the next few years has in store for me. But I am graduating confident in who I am and who I can be.

As much as I wish I could change about my college experience, I’m starting to genuinely believe that everything actually happens for a reason, and that if you learn the right lessons from your mistakes, they lead you to exactly where you’re meant to be.

«

»

what do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Instagram

  • [in the voice of sebastian the crab] undah da tree
  • I too went to a horse race 2 weeks ago
  • im pro life, and I’m conflicted, and I think that’s a good thing. And I think the more questions we ask ourselves and our fellow Americans despite what we believe or what we think we know, the better off we’ll all be. I wrote a blog post for the first time in forever and I hope you’ll read it, even if you hate me after. Link in bio, read before bitching. And I’d also encourage you to go over to @backinfebruary_ to read a unique, refreshing, balanced and most importantly compassionate perspective from a single mother that became pregnant unexpectedly.
  • The dress: $6 
the pizza I ate in it: $14
realizing that if I go on enough weird bumble dates I’ll probably write a book and become exorbitantly wealthy: priceless
  • Counting down the days until no one in the continental US can contact me unless I have WiFi and I’m blacked out on a beach somewhere getting burnt to a crisp in Caribbean sun
  • Remember when our parents told us not to talk to people on the internet and I live with someone I met on FB and I’m going to a wedding for someone I met on insta lol
  • Found my Barbie dream house right off of U street 🥰
  • I work hard because I have a dream of stacking hundreds on each blade of a ceiling fan above my bed (that will be mostly ornamental because I’ll have central air) and making it rain
%d bloggers like this: