College graduates today are under so much pressure. Society stressed the importance of landing that perfect job right out of school and kickstarting their career. After four or more years of hard work, they're expected to have the rest of their lives planned out. But I'm here to say that all of that is a complete load of crap. If you don't land that perfect job right after graduating, everything will be fine. Trust me, I know firsthand.
Things were different when I graduated in the early 2000s. I remember only one of my friends having her career plans laid out. She landed her dream job and got to work just weeks after we walked across the stage to get our diplomas. Everyone else? We were still pretty clueless. We planned on having a transition period, and back then, that was quite alright. In fact, it was expected.
The fact that I didn't have my path laid out in permanent marker was just fine. I did things my way because there is no right way.
A lot of us headed home after...