So, what are you doing after graduation? This question, often birthed out of innocent intentions, became one of my least favorite conversation starters a few months ago.
I was stepping into my last semester of college and feelings of anticipation were creeping in, primarily centered around one word: next.
It was a season of transition marked by job interviews, final exams, résumés, lots of coffee, goodbyes and hellos. And at times, it felt like a blessing and a curse.
The dreaded What are you doing after graduation? question left me with mixed emotions, making me feel as if I should have the next 10 years of my life mapped out, career moves in place, relationships in check. But then the weight of that reality would sink in: how was I supposed to plan the next decade of my life when I didn’t even have the day after graduation figured out?
Interviews lined up. I was applying for jobs I’d dreamed about, and then those opportunities were actually extended to me in a pretty package, but something wasn’t right.
I distinctly remember having a conversation with my Dad about one of my job opportunities and he looked me square in the eyes, asking one simple question: Have you talked to God about it?… Continue Reading