LIFE AFTER COLLEGE.

by - May 26, 2017

Graduations pictures | 2015

As a young woman that has recently started her career in the corporate world, I've been asking myself a lot of questions lately. I love being in the corporate world, there are just times the question comes to mind. Do I really want it full-time? Being that is graduation season and me being a recent graduate (Class of 15'), I've decided this post comes at a perfect time.
I started my career few months after college, and I have been beyond blessed to have landed at one of the biggest corporation in the world.



Since I was very young I had an idea of what I wanted to do, and pretty much went and got it. I put myself through college and made history while at it- being the first one of my family to go to college and get a Bachelor's degree.
Here is some quick background; I knew I wanted to go to college since I was in Middle school and by the time I got to College I had already declared my Major- Finance. When I was young my family suffered a financial loss due to a bad investment and bad decisions, so I made it my goal back then and there to take business classes all through high school. I've been very blessed to had landed at the company I'm at, and been able to see myself grow within the past two years. I have also been blessed to work with some amazing people that do honestly look out for me. But there are still times I ask myself if I took the safest way out? Did I made the right call? Is this 9-5  really the job for me? If this is not it, how do I get to where I want to be? In this field being a woman and of color, let me tell you it brings many challenges, but I take pride on it specially when I walk into a room and I'm recognized for my hard work.


Some challenges are given not only to learn and grow, but also as answers and eye-opening events. As I'm having to make changes in my current position at work, and dealing with new tasks and situations that are challenging, these are the type of questions that are testing me mentally. However, don't get me wrong I'm taking this time as a new beginning, the push I needed to start doing what I always wanted to do-and THIS is definitely a big part of it. Having a blog has always been one of those things I started but never really got around to finish until now. This thing just kept coming back to me (that says A LOT).

 Writing has definitely always been my escape, what music does to some people-writing does to me. I would love to be able to create a platform from this blog where I can connect with people on different levels, whether is with tips, or advice, or just shining some light on some topics we don't always talk about. Creating a platform to showcase my writing and what I have to offer is definitely a big part of what I always wanted to do, especially since this blog is so special to me.



Although at this very moment I am facing some challenges in my career, which drained me not only mentally, but physical as well. It is important for me to be able to put it out here for someone to see, and understand that our professional careers will be tested at any time during our journey.
At times this will happen to prepare us for a change or to give us the push to make the change. Change is always needed. I had set goals for my career in the corporate world that I'm still working on and slowly achieving, even when it seems so hard. But I also have other dreams I had put aside that have made their way back to light, and it's time to put in the work to make them happen.

No matter of how you ended in the position you are right now; whether that is you are feeling lost or discourage at the moment-this too shall pass (I know the cliche') but its true. I've been there, the minute I finished college life got 3x harder and I quickly had that wake up call. And let me tell you that too passed, all the confusion and tiredness that you're experiencing now will pass. Work for your dreams, organized yourself and put in the work and the results will show. Success comes to those that work for it.

The goal has always been to live a life that brings you all the joy you desire and as minimum amount of stress as possible- you can only accomplish that if you work for it. 


-Ams



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