Where Do I Go From Here?

As I reflect on this school year, I feel like Whitley and Dwayne in the final episode of A Different World. Looking out on everyone (virtually, that is), emotional because I’ve come to the end of the road yet again.

Series finale of A Different World 1993

This time, however, it feels different. This time around, I have better knowledge and understanding of my field and where to go from here, but where do I go from here?

When I graduated from York University in 2019, I felt a sense of accomplishment after completing five years of studies. However, I also felt lost because I had no real-life experiences; no past assignments that I could use as examples; no person that I could look up to or have as a mentor.

Listen to a past podcast episode: Post-Grad Depression And Claiming My Space

When I went to York U, I did my undergrad in Communication Studies, but it was more theoretical than practical. I was ultimately in the dark when I left, not knowing where to turn. I ended up back in retail and back to square one.

Graduation day from York University 2019

Fast forward three years later; approaching the end of the semester this second time around, I’m wondering where to go from here. I now have the qualifications and am more experienced, but how do I apply them?

More questions come to mind… When do I apply them? Do I look for a job right away? Do I need an internship? Do I treat myself and go on vacation? Do I take a break? There’s so much to do with so little time to do it.

A part of me feels like if I don’t act now on my career, I’ll fall behind with difficulties catching up. The other part of me feels like if I work now, when will I have time for myself?

Jamaica 2016

The semester comes to an end in a couple of days; however, I can’t decide right away what I want to do. I feel as though I will take the rest of this month to assess and plan out what I want to do.

It’s time to clear my mind and figure out my next steps.

Comment down below and let me know what your next steps will be.

1 thought on “Where Do I Go From Here?

  1. Natalie never cease to pray. Ask God for direction!

    A Vision Board is a great tool in mapping out short and long term goals.


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