New Term: Post Graduation Panic

Last night, while watching Elementary, I kept looking around the room. Philip asked me what was wrong and I expressed that I felt like I was forgetting something I had to do. This isn’t the first time I’ve felt this feeling, but I couldn’t place why I was feeling like that.

He replied, “You’re done with school. You’ve graduated. You’re done,” and hugged me. And he was right. It has been 2 1/2 weeks since I graduated and finished my Master’s degree. In the past when I had a month-long break between semesters, about halfway through I would start feeling panicky and felt like I was forgetting to do something important.

Right now is no different. If there are any other graduates out there, no matter what degree level, if you’ve ever felt like this, you’re not alone.

Today at work, I feel the same way. I have plenty of work to get done, but I still have that panicky feeling like I’m forgetting something. Hopefully, it will pass.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kaitlynspurlock
    May 27, 2014 @ 13:02:21

    I think it took me about 6 months to finally feel “settled” about being done with school. Funny how much time that stuff takes up.

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