May marks a month of success, celebration, and anxiety for many college graduates. It's proof that you were above the status quo and could truly "make it". It's a period to celebrate and remember all the good times, the moments of triumph in the face of looming failure. And it also conjures the question of what's next.
For some, post-college will be glorious. It'll be the start of dreams come true and professional fruition.
However, for others it may lead to the opposite. The "real world" isn't how many students left it. The economy is in a state of slow recovery, which at times makes it seem static. Depending on where you live may also influence the type of career you pursue. Your first job out of college may seem like the exact opposite of every ideology you stand for.
But whether you hit the bottom or immediately rise to the top, you're in a good place in life.
If you automatically succeed, don't stand still. Keep pushing until your dreams become your bare minimums.
If failure chases you into a corner, remember it's not failure pursuing you at all. It's the pressure to use everything you've learned and to exhibit everything you know to be in your heart. The harder it is to succeed, the better it feels when you have.
So take time to relax and unwind. Celebrate. There's a crazy life ahead of you. Forget about pending loans in the mean time.
No matter what, though, you're the perfect type of human being to go out and kick ass.
Congratulations to the Class of 2012.
Fear, focus, and the future. C.M. Humphries talks about writing, horror, and whatever.