"When one door closes, another door opens."
I'm not one for clichés, I actually quite despise them, but until yesterday, I had never experienced something so spot on to the above cliché.
After crying about life in the middle of a flower bed yesterday, I quit my landscaping job. It was probably the most selfish thing I’ve ever done, but I’m happy about it. I hate sweating, getting dirty and having anything to do with plants, so I have no idea why I even decided to take the job.
I need to do what makes me happy. I don’t know what that is right now (I was crying because I have no idea what to do with my life OR how to do it) but landscaping wasn’t it.
When I got home from quitting, I immediately started applying other places. I applied at my favorite coffee shop. Oddly (and luckily), I got a call about 40 minutes after I sent my application. I have an interview on Friday! It's not my ultimate goal to work at a coffee shop, but I'm excited. And it's a helluva lot better than landscaping. I never would have gotten this job had I not quit my other. Bonus: I'll come home smelling like coffee instead of dirt.
The transition between high school and college is a weird one. The transition between college and the "real world", which is where I'm at right now, is even weirder. Being a college graduate is the scariest thing I’ve ever done. It's like this period of limbo, of not really being a kid anymore, but not ready to grow up (and not sure how to grow up). Whether you're in the same transition as me, or will find yourself in that transition soon, or just know how it feels to not be exactly sure of what you want to do with your life, I've made some graphics for you. I also think these are good for going back to school. Small reminders (from John Green, Neil Gaiman, One Tree Hill, Perks, and me) that you are not alone.
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To download these graphics, click the image below. They can be printed, cut out and displayed in frames if you wish! If you would like to do this, make sure the print setting 'page scaling' is set to 'none'.
Are you in a transition period of your life? Is it causing you to have a quarter-life crisis at all? How do you deal with it? Tell me something happy that happened because you closed a door in your life? Leave it in the comments.