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3 Real AF Things You Learn From a Year After College


You enter the real world filled with endless opportunities and possibilities, starting a new chapter in your life. You dreamed of being in New York City or Los Angeles, working at a reputable company, and living in your dream place. This is a dream, but you get a reality check that transitioning from college to adulthood is not what it seems to be.


I began my journey in New York City to work for a public relations firm as a fellow. I thought I had everything, but I was hit with many factors. I was scammed for housing before I had to move-in to the city to start my new job. I had to resign my fellowship months later and start the whole job application process again.  I put so much effort into job applications and went on endless job interviews to put myself out there. I cried many nights and barely ate due to being stressed in overthinking of how will I pay my bills. Everything started to fall into place a few months later when I got a job, found a new apartment, and started to discover myself again. 


Also, I started to focus on my passion by writing articles that reflected my everyday struggles. Then I signed a lease for my new apartment and rediscovered myself. To anyone having difficulty in the real world, here are 3 facts that you need to know in your first year out in the real world:


If a job is not meant for you, then it's not for you


Social media creates a perception of everyone


When one door closes, another one opens for you

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