You guys won't believe what's happened in the last six months...
Things actually fell into place! Like every cliche, or post-graduation speech from relatives or professors- I can actually say that things do fall into place when you least expect them. After months of applying to any and every job that seemed relevant to my experience, I finally landed a job in my major (communication) at The Ohio State University, (Go Bucks)!
But to say this transition was easy would be a lie. This was a hard, emotional and challenging transition in life that taught me a lot. I have doubted myself, felt defeated and cheated for all that I worked for. Not getting a job right away forced me to trust the process, and continue learning and growing, even when you feel that life is at a standstill. When you don't see instant gratification or feel like you've failed, just please know there are better things on the horizon.
After working tirelessly to plan your whole life out (good grades, college, internships, working, extra curricular, etc.) it's easy to feel defeated when you don't land the job you want as college comes to a close. It's even worse seeing others live that dream that you think is how it is supposed to play out. But I'll remind you, things do fall into place. When you're forced to think outside your so-called "plan," you'll soon realize that there are so many more opportunities that await, especially when you're given time to figure out what you really want and what makes you happy.
I wish I knew this months ago when I was in my head and depressed, perpetuating my own sadness and feeling like there was no hope. I wish even more so that there was a perfect solution or advice I could offer anyone feeling that way. But what I can say is that I hope this gives even the smallest ounce of comfort. And I'll be honest it feels kind of weird writing this to myself/ whoever is listening but geniunely, if you need any tips how to get through this transition, don't hesitate to reach out.
Until then, just please know that you will succeed and you can and will find things that make your life better and more fulfilled. Most importantly, don't give up on finding a job that makes you happy and allows growth in your life, because they're out there and waiting.