My parents have given me the option of moving back home so that I can work and save money for a couple of years. I like this because it would definitely be nice to be able so save a lot of money by not paying rent and grocery money, but I know that it would never work because for one thing, I've been living on my own for 3 years and it's really hard to go back home even for a vacation and not get back into feeling like I'm in high school again. I can't imagine trying to work and feel like that.
Then on the other hand I have the option of moving pretty much anywhere to find a job. My only problem with this option is that I won't know anybody and I'll be in an unfamiliar place with a new job. It's like moving to college except there aren't 8,000 other people going through the same thing with you.
Not only am I nervous about even being able to find a job, but also just what the future holds for me. What if I'm not good at my job? What if I hate it? I wish the road I'm supposed to take would show itself instead of making me go and find it. I know that it won't be easy, I'm not really expecting it to be. I just hope that I don't get to overwhelmed with all of the changes.
Usually when I tell people that I'm graduating a year early, they look at me like I've got snot coming out of my eyes. Then they tell me that I should stay in school as long as possible and enjoy the time I have here before I have to get a real job. Sometimes that hurts my feelings because of how hard I worked in order to graduate early. I also helped my parents out by saving them an entire year of rent and tuition. To me, that's more important than sleeping in a couple of mornings a week and going out late at night. I didn't really have the typical college experience to begin with, so I'm hoping that the transition won't be too hard after graduation.
I don't regret at all graduating a year early, I know it's going to give me some different challenges but I just didn't see a big enough reason to not do it. I'm scared about what the future holds, but I'm also excited to see where my road leads!