9 months. It has been 9 months since I have graduated from college. Recently, I got an email from my university asking me to take a survey giving them my feedback on my experience. To be honest, I had so much going through my mind about my experience I didn’t even know where to begin.
Were there good times? Yes, but there were also hard times.
For example, I loved the sorority formals but hated being stressed out over exams which is probably something that many people in college would relate to.
Much of my experience is another story for another post. This post is about what these past 9 months consisted of and what I plan to do now.
So, after I finished working at the summer camp I worked at during the summer, I came home and started applying for jobs. Pretty much all of them were writing jobs for newspapers and such. Nothing. I don’t know if it’s because I was not going about the application process correctly or if I didn’t have the right amount of experience, but all I kept getting were emails that basically said I did not get the job.
After that, I decided to apply for what I had actually done a few summers ago, which is an online writing fellowship. This required me to write several articles each week on different topics. Not all of them got published but it gave me a good amount of experience in writing consistently. Then something weird happened.
God sort of gave me the realization that I do not want to pursue writing anymore as a career. Who knows maybe that is why he didn’t allow me to get any jobs in that field. I feel that I need to work directly in politics instead of writing about what is going on right now. This is why I applied to be a part of a program that trains people to work on the presidential campaign for the Democratic nominee this summer. I won’t know if I get into the program for a few weeks but until then I am going to be applying for other opportunities in Washington D.C., New York City, and Boston, Massachusetts.
Is the suspense killing me not knowing if I got into the program? Yes.
Do I wish I knew exactly what was going to happen in the near future? Of course, but that is not how God works. I have to trust that everything will be ok and that he has an incredible plan for me.