Dear Recent College Grad,
First things first, CONGRATS! You have just completed a task that many never even set out to do. Although you want to take in the moment and savor the hard work that you just put into the past four years of your life, that may seem hard at first. Everyone around you is focused on anything but that. The only question that anyone can seem to ask you is what you are going to do next (am I right?). I am here to tell you that it is okay to not know - BREATHE! This is such a crucial time for you to really reflect on what you really want for your life and figuring out how to accomplish that in the best way possible. I think that one of the most important things to remember during this time of your life is that YOU make the rules and YOU are the one that gets to create your own destiny. You need to train your brain from the very beginning that you deserve what ever your wildest/crazy dreams are. However, it is also important to understand that while working towards those dreams of yours you WILL have to do some things that are defiantly not on the top of your to-do list. This is what they call "paying your dues". Although this stage of your budding career may seem a little pointless, remember that every single person who has had an amazing career like you WILL have has had these moments too. Take time to learn something from every experience you have and make the best out of every situation.
"Be bold enough to use your voice,
Brave enough to listen to your heart,
and strong enough to live the life you always imagined"
I think that college allows you to find your inner bad ass. Everything after that is showing everyone else how much of a bad ass you really are. However, do not be mistaken, convincing others of these bad ass qualities you have can sometimes be challenging. PLEASE remember in these times that you are not the only one who struggles with this post grad life. NEVER let anyone break your spirit - YOU ARE WORTH YOUR DREAMS. There is not a single person out there that has the right to tell you that you are not good enough, because in the end we are all just people (weird concept, I know)!
The one rule that you must always remember as you now conquer the world, kindness always wins. No matter what business you go into, this is one concept that is universal and will always put you ahead - trust me! Kindness, patience and motivation are KEY.
You have made it this far, so you must be doing something right. Believe in yourself and keep kicking ass!