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The Struggling Graduate is a blog created by a struggling graduate herself who learned how to thrive in the new and terrifying world of ‘official’ adulthood.

Dear fellow new(ish) grads,

Upon graduating in the summer of ’18, I thought I was totally prepared for the transition phase in going from student to full-fledged adult. I watched friends go through the struggle themselves before me, so I planned to learn from their mistakes. However, what I learned was that just like war and giving birth, no matter how many books you read about it, you’ll never be prepared until you live it.

Graduation Day – when I thought my days of stress were over (they in fact, were not)

As I was living it, I found there was a scarce amount of resources that helped people navigate through this tough time. It’s hard to judge what your circumstances will be (you may go right into a full-time job, you may take time off to travel, or you may be unwillingly unemployed), and every person handles their situations differently. Regardless, after speaking to dozens of people in different post-grad circumstances, I found the one commonality: everyone was facing their own, unique type of struggle after leaving college/university.

The Struggling Graduate is an in-progress guide to surviving the ‘real world’. It’s a goal crushing, growth-oriented community created to let graduates know they’re not alone, no matter what their circumstances are. I want to help you navigate the struggle. And then crush it. And then thrive. From one graduate to another, you got this.

Tara