You?ve done all you can ? now go with it

You?ve done all you can ? now go with it

Graduation: one of life’s pivotal
junctions. To work, marry,
travel Europe or slip into grad
school with your less-than-impressive
GPA? So many choices,
so little time…

The majority will send out a
hundred resumes, dress up
for nerve-wracking interviews
and play the waiting game for
that mediocre entry-level job.
The years
that follow
will include
g ruel ing,
low-paying
work that
makes you
hate your
life and kick
your attention-deprived cat… or
child. And after all your hard
work, it will take years of the 9
to 5 grind and lots of networking
to kiss and claw your way
up the corporate ladder. We all
strive to be tycoons before 30,
but the odds of that happening
are about like getting paid
millions to play Guitar Hero in
pajamas every day.
Another popular choice after
graduation is getting married
and having a family. You’ll
have to give up your binge
drinking and chain smoking
at the pub followed by
the infamous walk of shame,
but hey, we all have to grow
up eventually, right? Why not
have fun chasing your little
carbon copies around for the
next few decades? By the time
they come to TCU, you’ll be
wrinkled, broke and old. Don’t
get me wrong though, family
is one of the most important
and lasting things you can
have in this world. You’ll get
to guide them with enough
wisdom to prevent their own
future walks of shame.
Some opt to buck the expected,
throw on a backpack, and
get lost in Europe. This is an
expensive but wonderful way
to leap out of one’s comfort
zone and into a new environment.
Getting lost in Holland’s
Red Light District, clutching a
green bottle while drunkenly
slurring Journey can be a
source of enlightenment for
some. I fully believe that ridiculous
experiences can teach us
who we are. Worst case scenario,
you don’t grow or learn,
or for that matter, remember
much anything, and come back
broke, but with some great stories,
hazy as they might be.
Take pictures.
The last category includes
brainiacs and people who fear
the real world. Sure the economy
sucks right now, but two
years from now, after you’ve
earned another shiny degree,
you’ll still have no work experience,
be up to your ears in
debt and the economy will
still suck. On the plus side,
you’re either pretty smart or
know how to successfully B.S.
your way through papers.
Either way, you’re going to
be successful.
Whether you decide to climb
the corporate ladder, continue
school, find your self abroad
or get married and pop out
kids, it’ll be all right. Life is
a short and bittersweet ride
that we’re never in control of.
Embrace the good as well as
the bad and take life for what
it is: unpredictably superb