Hearing your name called before you walk across the graduation stage and receive your diploma is a moment you'll never forget. The past four years have shaped how you view yourself and the world. Honestly, the best decisions I made as an adult after college have so much to do with what I learned and experienced during my time there.
I'm a ramen-making, procrastinating professional to the core. I'm just trailblazing my way through the real world. I'm nowhere near done making my mark, but without those four years of figuring life out on my own terms, things would've likely been a tad more difficult for me after the fact.
I remember being so nervous my first year out of college, because I didn't want to let myself or anyone else down. I wanted to prove that I wasn't just watching Netflix or sleeping through the past four years. I was hustling. There's no life guide stapled to the back of your diploma, so for me, I learned many valuable things that weren't necessarily taught in a classroom. In college, you learn to step out of your comfort zone, and afterwards, that doesn't change. With that mindset, I owe these eight decisions to post-grad life.