For The College Graduate Now Living In Brokeland I Promise You, It’s Temporary

You made it to the promised land. After your blood, sweat and tears you are finally able to cross the stage and now a new chapter in your life is complete.

You may be a first-generation college graduate or even a second generation graduate in your family. Whatever, the hell you are let’s take a moment to salute your accomplishments.

You deserve to enjoy every moment of success because you earned it and no matter what’s next in your life, graduating college is something to be proud about.

I know you’ve probably been hit with a ton of questions like:

You got a job?

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Are you furthering your education?

What exactly are you going to do with your degree?

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If I were you, don’t feel like you have to answer these questions. And if you do choose to say something don’t be afraid to answer like this: “Stretch my ass and get glad.”

Because if anything, you should be focused on your journey and what’s ahead of you. Not on the statements of others that are causing you unnecessary stress. And this DAMN WELLLLLLL includes thoughts of you beating yourself up because you are not:

Living lavish straight out of college with a penthouse, $95,000 salary, married, traveling every weekend and posting pictures on social media proclaiming N*GGA WE MADE IT

What you are thinking can potentially impact your outcomes especially if you graduated and you’re still broke. Let me put you in my perspective for a moment. It amazes when people think that just because I graduated with a Bachelors I am rich.

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In fact, let me be quite frank, when I graduated college I was depressed. I was depressed because although a new chapter had come into my life I had to return to a place I didn’t want to be emotionally and physically. I didn’t prepare myself well enough throughout my four years to leave when I graduated and not to mention I was brokeasf. I was living in a world of transversal lines trying to juggle with the idea of seeing my goal but not being able to fully grasp it. It’s a battle I still face one year later post graduation.

I then left my hometown to go to grad school in the capital of NYS and unbeknownst to me when I left with  $100.00 in my pocket so many blessing have come my way that I cannot fathom. At times I chose not to be positive because I kept focusing on what I  don’t have instead how far I’ve come to be in the position I am now. 

I said all this to simply say that every emotion you are feeling, every struggle you may be currently facing and every moment that is not bright as current graduate shall past. It has to because darkness cannot stand in your light for long. The sooner you acknowledge you will be okay, and decide to take it one day at a time your path will be a lot clear.

And another word:

Those folks who are posting hard, living the lavish life and flexing on social media...they are probably broke just like you but they will fake it until they make it. However, I don’t want you to fake it and be unhappy. Stretch that ass and get glad! 

I’m rooting for you!

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