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Dear Margot: My Future After Graduation

Dear Margot,

“How to cope with stress about my future after graduation?” - Anon 

Dear anonymous grad student, 

I commend you for your graduation or your upcoming graduation! Highschool is a rollercoaster of exams, work, and days of stress if you meet the criteria to graduate, so it’s truly an achievement to be proud of to progress through your new experiences of adulting. 

As for your worries about your future after graduation, it’s not a childish fear. Many young adults experience this anxiousness after they graduate or for their upcoming graduation, and your feelings are valid!

As for your question about coping mechanisms, you can always ask around your family and friends for support and advice to help you through your journey through adulthood. You may be stressed about what you want to pursue in your career, so it’s great to have a general idea of what you want to be (it doesn’t have to be set in stone). There are many choices to your career that can stem from your own personal interests! Furthermore, having advice from peers and family members from their experiences of working in their field of work and even college advice  can give you an idea on your own career, and put you at ease that “maybe it won’t be as scary as I think it is”.  

Just remember that you have time to think about your future, and you’re not limited to only a few options. There are many pathways that you can choose from that can make you happy, and being motivated and positive always helps when times are rough. It may be hard at first, but "If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving." - Martin Luther King Jr.

From your unconditional supporter,


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