Existing in Limbo: The Place Between Student Life and Adulthood

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“Homie, I’m graduated.” – Kanye West

There’s a 10th circle in hell, and it’s called post-graduate life.

Not for everyone. Some of my peers seamlessly slipped into their master’s programs, full-time contracts and actual-real-adult existences. Congratulations if that’s you; I just can’t relate.

I’m in this weird place between student life and adulthood. I don’t consider Mio drops mixed with water and vodka to be a cocktail anymore, but I’m still not ~sophisticated~ enough to own wine that costs more than nine dollars and has a better name than “Blueberry Blue”. Assorted ramen noodles aren’t a steady meal plan, but I’m not ready to start grocery shopping dominantly for whole foods.

Worst of all, I can see people close to me on both sides of the spectrum, and I crave to have that kind of definition, that concreteness, that certainty in my life.

Essentially, I’m having an identity crisis.

Instead of handling it rationally, I let my Jekyll-and-Hyde-style dual identities hijack my body and act out in ridiculous ways. For example, these are behaviours I exhibited within 24 hours last week (in no particular order):

  • Bought a blazer for 50 per cent off during an end-of-season sale
  • Drank a whole bottle of wine at a pre-drink
  • Scheduled a coffee chat
  • Wore my reading glasses all day for *aesthetic*
  • Used a stress ball to healthily handle my issues
  • Bootycalled a guy who I said I would never hook up with again at 1:30 a.m.
  • Woke up with cheeto dust spilled all over my sheets

I live in this space where I still exist as a sloppy undergraduate student who isn’t ready to move on, but I’m also this budding professional who’s primed for the next stage of her life. Maybe you’re there too.

And that’s okay.

This blog is for laughs, advice and the kind of honesty you won’t find on the gram; follow for a hot mess of a ride.

Coming Up Next: Dream Job: The Real Version

2 thoughts on “Existing in Limbo: The Place Between Student Life and Adulthood

  1. ismailrapblog says:

    I loved reading this one. You painted the perfect picture of what the experience is like in post-grad and trying to figure out what’s next. The way you tied it altogether at the end was brilliant to read and left me anticipating what is to come. As someone who also has cheeto dust every-damn-where, I look forward to what’s next!

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  2. shewhofollows533492840 says:

    This is such an amazing post for so many different reasons. I love your honesty and it excites me about what is yet to come! I think its awesome that you aren’t sugar coating what the young adult life is like, and so many of us can relate.

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