This summer has absolutely flown by, and it’s hard to believe that it’s time to enter a new season… and I’m not just talking about fall.
As of August 4th, I’ve been officially done with college. (Well for a while anyways.) And I have to tell you, it’s a strange feeling. No homework to do, no tests to prep for, no projects to work on, no class scheduling mayhem…. After being in school for the past 18 years (pre-k – college) it’s so strange to not be a student.
And, there’s no real plan now… I mean I know that I want to start a career, and I know the type of position I’m looking for, and I have my general “10-year plan” but it’s pretty much a waiting game until the right opportunity comes along… And with that comes a bit of anxiety, well at least for the people who consider themselves to be planners as I do.
If there’s anything that I’ve realized so far in this new season, it’s the importance of patience. Since mid-August, I’ve put in over 30 applications, and have only heard back from three. Honestly, there are some days where that feels like the most discouraging thing. But I’m realizing more and more that this may be a sign that it’s time for me to slow down for a bit, to take a breath and have some down time.
I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist, especially when it comes to school-work/presentations (I blame my mother for this 🙂 ) and, to me, sending your resume or doing an interview is the most important paper/presentation that you give… and even though I’ve worked hard to prepare mine, it just hasn’t been my “time to shine” yet.
And while this is some of my main emotions right now, there’s also an aspect of excitement. I feel like my major is really perfect for me, and looking back over the past four years, I realize I couldn’t have picked anything better. I love marketing in regards to creating content that somehow creates value for other people or communicates an important message whether through web platforms like my blog here, through social media or through print, and the idea of finding somewhere where that’s a full-time job is so exciting to me!
I think we all have times where we feel that we are searching for that passion, that spark that gets us going, and I feel that mine is within this field, and I can’t wait to put my skills in practice full-time and to be able to take bigger steps in both a career and in leadership.
I don’t know exactly what this season holds, but I can’t wait to dive further in, to find my place, to pursue dreams… There are so many new and exciting things just around the corner, and I’m simply awaiting the time to make the turn.
Pretty soon, the weather will start to change, the temperatures will cool, the days will shorten, and leaves will start to change color. Fall is my favorite season. The pumpkins, the leaves, the cooler weather… it all just makes me happy, and I feel like this new season of life will do the same. Sure, some days will be a little “chilly” and I’m sure I’ll wish it were “summer” again sometimes, but I know it’s going to be filled with new adventures to take, new sights to see, and new dreams to chase…
So, I’ve decided to embrace this new season rather than fear it, and come what may, I know the right things happen at the right time.
Isn’t it funny how writing out your feelings can help you find peace… Have a great one, my friends!
(P. S. If you’re waiting for something too, you’re season is coming. Just do you, have faith, have courage and trust in God’s timing. It’s gonna happen. 🙂 )