Post-grad life

5 Books For Those Soon-to-be College Graduates

Ah yes, May is the time of bright sunny days, budding flowers, and yes the ever-feared college graduation day. I know it well; it’s a feeling of excitement, relief, pride, and you’re looking forward to the next chapter. Many will say they feel free, I did too when I graduated! At least after the first couple hours. Then reality kicks in.

 

On my graduation day I can recall afterwards enjoying a nice dinner with my family, it was a splendid time. However, the second I got home and came down from my celebratory high, it hit me like a bus: I was done with school. I needed job experience and suddenly I didn’t have classes to fall back on. This was it. Truthfully, I was in a temporary state of shock and panic. Now, I’m still trying to figure it out, but I remember that everyone has their time. Everything works out as it should.

 

For all you recent or soon-to-be grads who are running scared, just relax. You’ve got time, don’t worry and don’t feel like you have to have it figured out right in this moment. Live a little and check out these books to get you through your grad-life crisis.

 

 

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All the advice you could wish for comes from the once-anonymous columnist who puts everything into perspective. Strayed touches on all the problems people face from hardships with family and work or personal struggles. Then she throws in all the victories that balance them out. This will remind you that with every rainy day comes a sunny day, so don’t sweat it.

 

 

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If you’re the creative soul who feels lost in this world, then read this. Hyde’s work has a beautiful view on the world and speaks the truth about the influence of money and commodities. For the musicians, writers, artists, and those who reflect on everything around them, this will help you make your place.

 

 

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This woman needs no introduction. A collection of essays on life, growing up, living in a big city, and the dynamics of good and evil. Whatever crisis or questions you may have, Joan is the woman to answer them all.

 
. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch 

 

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Straight from the mind of a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon we get the question answered: What would we want as our legacy? Professors are asked this at speaking event called the “Last Lecture”. However, after Pausch was diagnosed with terminal cancer he has to answer in with a new view on life. This is for those really searching for the meaning of what it means to live.

 
5. My Misspent Youth: Essays by Meghan Daum
 
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This collection of essays from one of nonfiction’s greatest writers is charming, true, real, and raw. The topics range from dreams and ambitions to cyber-relationships and living in a big city. Shattered illusions and sweet realities float to the surface in Daum’s life as she takes on her career. When you need a breath of fresh air and to know you’re not alone, pick this.

 

 

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