Author: CollegeAveStaffBy Kelly Sterner
For some us, our graduation contracts are signed and weâ€™re getting ready to suit up in our cap and gown to sprint to the finish line.
Along with the relief of knowing this is the last semester of scantrons, FAFSA, and the paint fumes in the library, there are the negative Nillies to rain on our parade.
People believe we donâ€™t realize there is more to worry about within the next few months than just tripping across the stage or hoping the person who trails us in the alphabet has their hung-over pyrotechnics under control.
Everyoneâ€™s an economist with the conclusion that there are no jobs, so I should go hide in grad school. Itâ€™s funny how these â€œeconomistsâ€ disguised as neighbors, friends and family members think itâ€™s more sensible to spend money instead of make money.
Grad school is a great idea if you know why you are going and you arenâ€™t just going to delay the inevitable process of entering the â€œreal world.â€ I hate to be the one to break it to you, but youâ€™re already in it.
Donâ€™t let the golden rivers of beer and Tony Frankâ€™s beard fool you.
I donâ€™t do optimism, but Iâ€™m giving it a whirl. I donâ€™t have the college-grad delusion that Iâ€™ll be a CEO right out of the gates simply because I pushed through four collegiate years, but I think this is the most exciting time in life that people shouldnâ€™t shy away from.
Put your big-girl panties on and deal with the fact that schoolâ€™s out forever and you have to get a job. Lifeâ€™s tough, get a helmet.
Iâ€™ll retire my lucky pencil, party like itâ€™s 1998 and crank up the old Alice Cooper. Get excited about the future and take advantage of an underutilized reason to have a party, because you can have your cake and drink beer too.