I am entering the last semester of college before I step out into the real world. My parents and teachers have prepared me as much as they can for the journey that lies ahead. I take with me all the knowledge that I have learned while I walk down the road that lies before me…….
Blah, blah, blah, I sound like a valedictorian giving a high school speech. To be honest, I am terrified of what lies ahead. I have so many questions going though my head.
What if I fail?
What if I don’t succeed? (Wait, aren’t those the same thing?)
What if I do not live up to the expectations that everyone has for me?
I have always been scared of the unknown, the what ifs, and the new. For me change is hard. The transition from high school to a community college left me scared that I may not be able to handle college life. The transition from a community college to a university left me worried because I still had no idea what to study. Now I am quickly approaching the transition from a university to the real world. I have studied all that I need to study. In fact, this last semester of college seems to be the easiest one yet because it is all review for me. I have done enough, seen enough, and I am looking for my next challenge. But with that challenge comes change, and with that change comes the unknown.
The unknown will stop me in my tracks. It’s like swimming in the dark ocean, not knowing what is below you and at any moment you could be grabbed and dragged under the surface, never to be seen again. But just like the transition from grade school to a community college and a community college to a university, I know I am ready for the transition into the real world. I am both nervous and excited for the journey ahead. Let’s make it a fun one.