This means that all of the undergrads out there in the world are currently overpaying for text books (a lesson learned the hard way), hitting up Target for some cool, inexpensive decorations and linens, finishing out their summer jobs before the school year starts and so on.
Us college graduates admire your pain as you struggle over the right color towel sets and shower caddies – how you agonize over whether or not you’ll have friends in your classes or if your roommates will suck.
Augusts are simple – routine even, so to not be engaging in the usual “back to school” Costco runs, Amazon perusing, or other pre-September anxieties which happened in years past is particularly unsettling… we’re treading through unchartered territory folks!
Routines are hard to kick, especially if you’ve spent roughly 80% of your life doing the same thing every August. What does one do to try and change such a ritual of this nature? I’ve written before about developing new “adult-like” hobbies, but I don’t think that’ll fill the void many of us are presently experiencing.
A simple way to fill this post-collegiate emptiness would be to get a job. In that case it’ll be the exact same as a back to school routine – buying the coolest clothes, worrying about whether or not you’ll fit in with your co-workers, figuring out where the cool kids sit and if you in fact can be categorized as such…
Sadly, I have yet to find a full time position so I’ve come up with a great way of feeding this back-to-school monster — job searching.