Have you been out of your comfort zone lately? Graduating college and moving into the adult world is no joke. It’s a complete life change that will force you to try new things whether you want to or not.
For four years I lived in Auburn, Alabama, within one mile of all my best friends. Auburn was my comfort zone then, but my life was about to change drastically.
Ready or not, here I come!
I graduated in May and moved back in with my parents until I could figure out my first move into the so called phase of “adulting”.
I accepted an internship and quickly learned that diving in head first was my only option. As soon as I jumped in, I began growing both professionally and personally. I challenged myself to be a sponge that was constantly absorbing new information.
Here are a few things I am learning in my “sponge stage”:
Be open to new things.
Be open to new projects, new relationships and new growth. Like a sponge, I have a lot of things to soak in just by listening and learning from others. If I’m not learning something new every day then I’m not spending my days wisely.
It’s good to be uncomfortable.
The more uncomfortable situations I put myself in, the more I am pushed and challenged. I choose to see the unknown as an opportunity to learn something I have never learned before.
Do everything with passion.
I read a quote by Rosa Nouchette Carey that said, “Do it with passion, or not all.” This struck a chord with me and motivated me to do even the smallest things with passion.
Attitude is everything.
I keep my attitude at the top of my “to do” list every day. It’s easy to get bogged down by all that I don’t know, but I think it’s important to focus on all the things I’ve learned and how far I’ve come. Choosing your attitude before you get out of bed in the morning will set the tone for your entire day.
The change from college to adult life wasn’t quite as scary because I took it in portions I could handle.