This past weekend I was up in San Francisco for falliday (fall holiday weekend) and loved every second of it. My best friend, Jordan, and I drove up Thursday afternoon for the long weekend.
We embraced the cooler weather, ate some delicious food, and explored a few of the culturally diverse neighborhoods in the city. One of my buddies that graduated from USD a few years ago threw a Halloween party on Saturday night at his new place in the city so Jordan and I joined in on the festivities. It was surreal to be surrounded by post-grads; post-grads who were happy. There is hope! They were excited to be in the work force and weren’t slowed down by the “nightmare” of the economy and hellish job market that my ears have been accustomed to hearing, especially as a senior, over the past couple of years.
I received some of the best advice from a mail order groom that night (really, it was just a really clever costume). He told me that life doesn’t have to stop being awesome after graduation. You just take what you learned, take what you love, and apply it to a new situation. It might not be the ideal first job out of college, but it’s a job. And it will help get you where you want to go. The Post-grad bunch made life after college not seem quite as frightening as their costumes that night.
The lesson reminds me of the Mr. Opportunity Honda commercials. Mr. Opportunity will be knocking real soon, and I’ll be ready.
PS – My apologies for not blogging in a few weeks. Being busy is truly over glorified. My friend, Mandy, wrote a blog post about this phenomenon here that is definitely worth a read:
Mr. Opportunity is knocking! Join me for a “Networking with the Professionals” Workshop on Nov. 6th. Register here: http://toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/s/1374/alumni/index.aspx?sid=1374&pgid=1587&gid=2&cid=2703&ecid=2703&post_id=0