Life after college is one filled with these immense, powerful, overly potent questions. The majority of them more or less pertain to having this sort of post-educational existential crisis of some sorts. All of them, though, seem to metastasize like some disease and consume your thoughts – at least that’s what happens for me.
Some of the questions my friends and I discuss are based off of where we’re going in life, finding a purpose, finding jobs, transitioning from a full-time student to a full-time employee and so forth. All these questions, though, are based around trying to find a new resolve all while not compromising ourselves and trying to mature/advance or what have you.
I have created a rather black and white scale for how I will measure my success in for the next few months – it’s called the Regression/Progression scale and I’m starting to push it into my friends’ subconscious like the movie Inception.
The premise behind Regression/Progression is simple. When you’re thinking about making a decision, it is important to envision whether or not this is a choice you would make as an 18 year old, recently released from the confines of your parents, doing stupid crap every day, college freshman, or a 22 year old goal oriented, learning from your mistakes, looking for more in life, college graduate.
This new system works for both social matters as well as professional ones. A slide show of examples are flowing through my head, however, the majority of them would call me and my friends out on the debauchery that occurred in the four plus years (eek!!) prior to this mid-grade enlightenment and I’m not at the phase in life where burning bridges is my top priority.
What do you see yourself doing in your post-graduate life? What kind of career do you see yourself in? Are you looking towards going back to school and finding a new career path? What are your thoughts! Holla at me!