After college everyone wants to hear the answer to one question, "What are you going to do next?"
After a hard semester of classes, a long graduation ceremony, and a graduation party, you hear that daunting question over and over again. And for me, it has been really hard to answer.
I thought at the beginning of this semester, I would be so prepared for after graduation. I thought I would have a job lined up and be working the day after graduation. Well, I was very wrong.
I tried in the beginning. I went to my dream job restaurant, I interviewed with them, and I never heard back from them. I'm pretty sure it's because they were looking for experience and I have little to offer other than a good attitude and positivity. I think in a way it was good for me not to get the first job I applied for, because I've only ever gotten a job through my parent's connections. But, in that moment it was absolutely heart breaking. I felt like I had lack of vision, I questioned if I had pursued the right major, and my calling in life. Then school and final's come at you and you don't have time to be job searching because you're trying to finish out your 18 credit semester with decent grades. So you wait, and wait, and wait, and wait until it's been two weeks after graduation and you still have no job, other than babysitting.
So, what am I going to do next?
Well I am currently on the hunt for a job. I have a few in mind, one of which is a bakery in Des Moines, that has kind of become my new dream job. So hopefully, I will have the opportunity to work there. If they aren't hiring, then I am looking to gain more experience from places like Panera or Dutch Oven Bakery. They would help boost my resume for jobs in the future. None of these were originally a first choice for me, but I am learning that what I think is best, may not actually be best. I am learning to trust that God's plan is what's best for me and He always has my best interest in mind. Even if I disagree.
I am extremely grateful that my friends and family has been supportive of everything that I have been doing. Without their support I don't think I would be this calm about everything going on.
I apologize for getting a little sappy over the past few posts, but I thought it would be good to share how I was feeling and hopefully give insight to others who are feeling the same way. If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Look to the Lord and his strength, seek his face always."
1 Chronicles 16:11
My name's Abby. I am a Iowa Culinary Institute graduate, current owner of a small online bakery, and a transaction coordinator to a couple pretty cool realtors. All in all, life is busy, but the kitchen never changes, so join me as we Take on the Kitchen!