Undecided But That’s Okay

As a senior in college, a question I am frequently being asked is “What’s next?” and I have to answer with “I don’t know yet.” This used to really bother me, but thanks to my friends and some professors and faculty in the Journalism school I have learned to become okay with this. 

The advertising industry works in a way where they only want to hire people who can immediately start, and that unfortunately means that until I have a diploma in my hand it is a little harder to get a job. I have come to terms with this though, and am excited to fully be able to put myself into my Etsy shop in the meantime while the job hunt continues. 

Learning to accept this reality hasn’t been easy, but having such supportive people by my side has made a huge difference along the way. I know that no matter what things will work themselves out, and that the hiring process is a tough one to get through. Thankfully I feel as prepared as I can be going into it, and I am confident in saying that I think I will be a strong candidate for any job I apply to.

This confidence didn’t come easily either, but my classes that I have taken during my senior year especially have done wonders for my self-esteem. I feel more confident than ever in my ability to create content and to create a solid brand identity. I think I have learned this the most from focusing on branding myself this semester. 

While telling people that I don’t have postgrad plans yet isn’t ideal, it is a reality that I have become comfortable with and I know that I will land a job where I can take what I love and call it work in the words of Luke Bryan. 

1 thought on “Undecided But That’s Okay”

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