All dramatics aside – Post-grad life is rough. We’ve spent our entire lives with knowledge of what society expects us to do next, until college. After Junior High comes High School. After High School, then College. And after College comes ______.
For some its to get married, start a family, and work towards being homeowners (definitely not me). For others it’s continuing your education in a master’s program or in law school (no thanks, currently drowning in student loans). For me, I had a nice clean slate. I finally attained my degree in four years – as planned, while working full time at Nordstrom as a Personal Stylist, and had the time of my life. Then in May of 2013 came graduation … and the big girl questions came flying at me.
This gave me an anxiety attack for 3 reasons:
1. I’m a perfectionist – making me extremely goal-oriented, with a 5 year plan – yup. I’m that girl. I knew I was in love with fashion but didn’t LOVE working in retail.
2. I’m a control freak. Not knowing what was next literally made me sick to my stomach.
3. I’m independent. I absolutely could NOT move home (Northern California) and press pause until my life came together. I had to figure it out on my own.