Disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock, is the signal that things are moving into transition in our lives.
William Throsby Bridges
Probably one of the saddest, but true to form pieces of prose that I have read in a while. Minor disappointments can bring on major epiphanies of destruction, it’s true. I’ve been wondering to myself, as I do in my spare time, how do we (speaking of the generalization of college graduates without professional careers or for that matter any job at all) bridge the gap between jobs? Not a single person on this earth knows the depth of irrelevancy worse than one who is overqualified for the life they lead. It is this mix of humble consistency mixed with invalidated hunger for more (or less) something different. There is no manuel for this kind of stage in the post-recession-graduate. There is no “quikfix”. it is process that each individual captures and deals with on an interpersonal level. Living at home (even for a month) is starting to take one of the most magnificent tolls on my sense of worth and self. How do you create and reinvent yourself when you feel a lot like you are running backwards as fast as possible. I’ve never felt quite so strange/excited/hopeful/hopeless at the same time. It is weird to think I could go back to college as many times as I want, but never will I go back to that feeling..that age..that time. You grow up, you move on. And it’s just really weird, that’s all. All I really know is, for the first time in my life, I am tangibly connected to Nick & Jay. Except, I am completely aware of the potential disillusion, but for some reason I keep dreaming. And will, always.