A trio of Trojan graduates (USC Facebook)
5) Partying becomes far from rare. You would think after graduating, your partying habits would cool down. But you’re done with school, there’s no more homework, studying or office hours! Besides entering the work force, you can’t believe how much freedom you have from academics. All your friends blow up your phone asking you to come out and party, and, well, you can’t use the excuse that you have to “study” for a final anymore as a way of avoiding a night out with friends and booze.
4) Cutting off friends becomes a norm. It’s crazy to think that the friendships you made in college would be endless. You probably imagined your college buddies being at your wedding, but once you graduated all your friendships went into ghost status. Let’s just say, it happens to many of us, so do not feel bad. Everyone ends up going their separate ways. I will say this much: Friendships that are meant to last a lifetime will find ways to stay.
3) Paying your own bills comes with pros and cons. The transition to becoming a responsible adult can be a little stressful, but there is some kind of messed-up joy in finally paying for your own bills. The beauty is all in noticing how you’re leaving your irresponsibilites behind and make new and improved habits in your adulthood.
2) Living at home is the last thing you wanted. After living on your own with no parental supervision or the constant nagging about your whereabouts, moving back home sounds like a nightmare. However, even though this is not something you want, it just might be something you need.
1) You will be happy to be done with school. After approximately 16 years of school, being done might not seem normal. You might be asking yourself: What do I do with my life? Just enjoy doing nothing and sleeping in!