I'm just going to come right out and say it: post-grad life is kind of weird.
The amount of freedom and down time that I've had this past week has been necessary and much needed, so I'm not complaining about that. Quite frankly, I'm just not used to having so little to do. No matter how hard I try to bum out, I always have this urge to get up and do something productive. It's basically like I'm living some weird form of purgatory, but I've got family and friends around, so it's really not that bad. It's ultimately an adjustment that I need to get used to for the time being.
Aside from the stagnancy and a minor injury (I recently found out that I pulled my groin, which is probably the randomest diagnosis I've ever received), I really can't complain that much. Life is good, y'all. I don't know if you read my senior column for The Scout, – which I will once again shamelessly plug again here – but I was fairly nervous about walking across the stage last Saturday.
Uncertainty dominated my thoughts for most of the time leading up to the ceremony, but I'm now happy to say that a lot of those nerves and butterflies have disappeared for the time being. Don't get me wrong, I'm still broke and swimming in debt, but I've got an internship lined up for the next few months, which will give me a piece of piece concerning the job search.
It's an exciting time; Not only for myself, but for many others who have recently graduated, will graduate soon, and are about to take big, life altering steps in their lives. What'll the future hold from this point on? Only time will tell, and I don't know about you, but I'm excited to find out.
On a somewhat related note, one of the best things about having a lot of free time is that I can now chill out and watch movies I've wanted to see, or catch up on TV, or read, etc. Here's some stuff that I've been watching/reading/listening to that I'd highly recommend (or steer you away from) for your own media consumption at some point.
"Jurassic World" - Obviously, it's nowhere near as magical, suspenseful, and intriguing as the OG, but it's still an enjoyable sequel. It's exciting to see the park finally come to fruition, even if everyone involved with it is still stupid enough to believe that a theme park with live dinosaurs is still a good idea. The tears of their failure will never stop being delicious.
"Jessica Jones" - Krysten Ritter and David Tennant should receive every award possible for their work. This is hands down the best Marvel adaptation I've seen so far for reasons that you should just check out yourself when you get the time. Plus, LUKE FREAKIN CAGE. Bruh.
"Seconds" - If you've never read a graphic novel, this is a good one to start with. The artwork is cute, colorful, and dynamic and the story is effortlessly intriguing. Plus, it's funny, but in a subtle way. Is it funny enough to make you LOL? I think so, but I can't gauge your humor through a computer screen.
That's all he wrote for now. Until next time, y'all.