One year ago today, I graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Media, Information and Technoculture. Graduation is so special, but also terrifying (in more ways than tripping on stage). I’ve learned a lot in the last year, and while I don’t have it all figured out yet, I’m getting there. So, here’s what I’ve learned:
1. People are going to ask you “what’s next?” And you know what, that’s okay.
2. You don’t have to have life figured the day you graduate.
3. The first fall you don’t go back to school will be super weird.
4. You have to adjust your wardrobe to work appropriate clothing, and it’s not easy.
5. You will actually have time in invest in hobbies.
6. Don’t compare yourself to other people.
7. Meeting new people is really hard when you have a big kid job.
8. Real responsibilities are going to hit you like a ton of bricks, prepare yourself.
9. Letting people go is part of growing up, even if it sucks.
10. Don’t be afraid to be proud of your accomplishments. You worked hard and deserve to brag a little!
Whether it’s high school, college or university, congrats to the Class of 2017!