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College Tag

Real Talk. College truths.

My little sister and I are really close. I've been a big fan of her since the day she was born, and have pretty much told her so everyday of her life. What can I say? I'm a lover. Sometimes to the extreme, but I don't care. I think life is better that way. Anyway. I always write her little notes for important things. When she started high school. When she tried out for the dance team. When she auditioned with Ballet Wichita. For her birthday. Etc. Going to college is no...

One year later…

It’s pretty easy to get down as a millennial these days.

Just spend a minute surfing the internet and you’ll likely find several stories like this one or this one or this one telling you all about how screwed our generation is.

After college we move back home with mom and dad. We will have as many as seven different jobs before we turn 30. We will struggle to one day own homes, and we graduate from college with an average debt of about $20,000. Add the worst job market since the Great Depression, and the future (if possible) looks even more grim.

All of this was on my mind as I walked down the hill last May. It was difficult for me to enjoy my graduation. I was proud of my accomplishments, but I was not excited for what was to come next.

In the year since, there has been a little of all that I dreaded. There has been stress and uncertainty, but I also never expected to be this happy. While my life isn’t perfect, the so-called awful world of post-grad life is a little bit more sunny and inviting than I imagined.