October 3, 2013

Real Life

First off, if you haven't read Tuesday's post yet, go read it. I'll wait.

Back? If you are a new reader, I promise not all of my posts are that serious (you'll see today!), but I feel really passionately about the subject and would love if you would help spread the word online and in your community. Perpetrators thrive on silence and depend on it to keep hurting others. NO MORE silence.

On a lighter note, I was catching up on Samm's blog yesterday and came across this post she wrote recently. I feel similarly: this last year has been all about me finding myself and trying to keep my footing and figure out things. It's a time of transition and can be super tough. It's also something that not many people talk about. The time in between graduating college and getting a great career and pretty apartment. What happens during that time? Well, today, with the help of my GIF friends, I'm showing you what happens (at least for nursing school graduates)!

You finish school and graduate college with a degree in something super cool!

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You realize you have all this free time that you didn't have before.

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Studying for NCLEX begins and you wonder what you got yourself into.

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NCLEX is a week away....

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You just took the test of your life and have no idea how it went.

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You find out you passed!

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You apply to your first big girl job!

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You get your first rejection.

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Apply, apply, apply, rejection, rejection, rejection.

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You find out a bunch of your classmates just got cool jobs.

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You realize you're 24 and still living at home and single with no prospects.

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Appy, apply, apply, rejection, rejection, rejection.

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You have to start paying back loans.

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Finally you get an interview!

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Of course, everyone's journey is different.
Sorry, if I scared you.

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  1. Oh man, it will happen! Must be very stressful though. Since my degree wasn't specialized like nursing, I panicked and took the first job offered to me.

  2. Oh, crap. I'm a nursing student. Not sure if its different in Canada, but we desperately need nurses, so I'm really hoping it will be. Every time I tell somebody I'm in school for nursing, they say "good for you! We need Nurses so badly!". I hope that is true and not just a big lie, haha. Your gifs made me laugh, though, especially the "first rejection" one! LOL!

  3. first of all, congratulations on graduating & good luck with the job search. i am SO not looking forward to "real life" post-college!!

    i'm totally behind, but i'm finally getting around to going back through my old blog and all of my old followers/people i followed, etc. and making sure i follow them on my new blog! only took about two months..oops! would love to have you back :)