Since my last written post, I’ve found a full job, graduated, traveled to Asia, begun working… Literally, SO MUCH has happened over the course of three months and I’m still trying to process it all.
The post-grad life is… different. I moved back home to West Covina and am now once again under the same roof as my parents. After four years of not having a permanent place to call home, it’s definitely weird to be back in my childhood home as an adult. You almost feel displaced when returning to a city that has, for the most part, remained the same while you yourself have changed entirely. But life goes on and you have to adapt. So you do.
Then, there’s work. I quite honestly can’t imagine myself working from 8 to 5 for the rest of my life (or at least until retirement). The monotonous routine of it all bothers me. It’s the same shit every single goddamn day. So yeah, I’m definitely going back to school or doing a program or SOMETHING. On the bright side, I’m learning new things and the work itself is something I like. It’s just the routine of it all… that will take some getting used to.
I also miss the convenience of having a friend live 10 minutes away, down the street, or in the same apartment complex. Now that mostly everyone is settled into their post-grad adult lives back home, making plans to see each other is more difficult. You quite literally have to go that extra mile to see someone.
Ah, the beginnings of this post-grad life…
"One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life."
John Green (via tribander)
- Him: I want to life you.
- Her: What does that mean?
- Him: I want you in my life for the rest of my life.
(via cactus-honey)(94,697 plays)
"Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of it’s constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts."
Edgar Allan Poe (via katelouisepowell)
21 People On What They Would Tell Their 19-Year-Old Selves
- Jonathan, 55: There is no such thing as “the only one”. You will meet lots of “the ones”. Only commit when the timing is right for the both of you – that can take years for some, and that’s okay.
- Miranda, 24: Drop pre-med.
- Isaac, 48: Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.
- Anya, 42: Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.
- Parker, 55: 60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.
- Megan, 34: He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.
- Peter, 58: Don’t let anything stand in your way of taking part (or all) of your junior year abroad. You’ll never again have quite the same opportunity to experience a foreign land, for an extended period of time, in your youth. It is destined to be one of the most memorable aspects of your life.
- Eleanor, 67: Talk less. Listen more.
- Donald, 27: There’s a huge difference between who you want to be and who everyone around you wants you to be. Figure out which is which.
- Camille, 56: Always remember: when falling off a horse, pull your tongue in.
- Jackson, 57: No one knows anything for sure. They’re all just doing the best they can with what they have, just like you.
- Vicki, 47: You’ll never have all the answers, so make every question count.
- Donald, 38: You don’t have to grow up to be the dad you never had.
- Katelyn, 30: Make the most out of college. You will never again be at a place where your only goal is to learn. Learn a lot, learn often, and learn with reckless abandon.
- Joshua, 55: Women love to laugh.
- Annabelle, 38: Drugs are not beautiful, glamorous or opulent. They are not a remedy, a solution, a cure-all, or a cure-anything.
- Colin, 50: You miss so much life when you sleep until 3 PM. Wake up to see sunrises; they are the most stunning of nature’s masterpieces.
- Eleanor, 26: Eating two pints of ice cream won’t make you happy. Neither will sprinting 10 miles. Be nice to yourself.
- Aaron, 52: Don’t forget to ask that girl in the Oberlin library what kind of perfume she’s wearing. You’ll buy it for her in 20 years.
- Scarlett, 54: Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Those that get you will love you, those that don’t, well, their loss. Just remember: Wherever you are, it’s a party.
- Zack, 9: I hope you’re awesome. And be nice to girls.
- I AM SO SORE.
- Today’s career fair went well but… I still hate networking.
- This last quarter of college is so anxiety driven.
- Dating is out of the question until I figure my own shit out first.
- Cali, I JUST got back from DC. Can ya give me some time to adjust to the weather? No more heat waves, please. It’s only April…
- I miss DC happy hours. And brunch.
"People who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you."
Neil Gaiman (via kvtes)