Motivational Monday | Life After College

Just because you don’t see God’s hand, don’t question his plan.

Three years ago today, May 23, 2013, I graduated with my B.A. in English Communications-Broadcast Journalism. Sounds fancy, but I studied both English literature and radio/TV production. It’s like a dual degree, but really falls into the Communications realm.

Here we are three years later and at the end of the summer I’ll have my MBA in Marketing. Cheers to higher education regardless of the pricey tuition and whether people think you actually need it or not.

I tend to set goals baed off my age when it comes to school. I finished my Bachelors at 21 and I knew by 25 I wanted my Masters and I’m reaching to have my Doctorate by 30. I’ll be 25 in October and although Grad School has taken longer than I expected, I still reached my personal goal.

I took a year off after undergrad before jumping right into grad school for two reasons. One, I wanted a break from school and two, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to study. I knew I didn’t want my masters in Communications as I had just studied that for 4 years. I wanted to challenge myself, which I usually don’t do. I’m a comfort zone type of girl.

I decided on business, a field I knew nothing about. I had not taken business classes in undergrad and I hated economics. My first path was to look into teaching since I had been working at a daycare and it was always of mine to be a teacher. Again, that was my comfort zone, but it wasn’t what I envisioned for my future. I wanted to take my career to the next level as I want to be an entrepreneur so I took the leap and started Grad School in Summer 2014.

I chose to do Grad School online for convenience and each class was 6 weeks and it was one after the other. I was schedule to be done in December of 2015, but as life happens I ended up taking a break. I got overwhelmed. It was a lot of work, which I expected, but I wasn’t obtaining the information as needed so I took a break. I started back up at the top of 2016 and at this current moment, I have two classes to go and I’ll be dunzo!

I’m not sure what my next step is, but I know that I won’t be at my current job forever. It’s just a job. I want a career. Do you need higher education to have a career? Clearly in this day in age you don’t, but education is important and the tuition costs get higher and higher as a tactic to stray those away from obtaining a degree. Yes, it’s piece of fancy paper with your name and school sea. Yes, you can learn from various resources. Yes, school isn’t for everyone. Still in all, the experience is priceless.

Would I like to have my Doctorate by 30, of course because I like to check off my goals, but life happens. I’m happy and confident in myself which I wan’t three years ago. I have stopped caring about what other people think and I have a lot more to learn. I just feel different and last year this time I was worried. I was worried because I hadn’t found a job in my field. Hell, I still haven’t. I’m barely making it to pay bills. Yet, I feel different. I have a different mindset.

I have faith in God and whatever my next step is, it will be. I can’t see it yet, but I feel it coming. I can’t question what’s not happening, all I can do is focus on what is happening and continuously move forward.

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