When I started college, I was sure I wanted to go to graduate school. I figured college would be a breeze and I'd have the time of my life. During freshman year, I decided to take some advice from a advisor and pick up some classes I had no interest in. One class proved to be difficult than it appeared and the other was a grueling three hours long. Wide-eyed and fresh out of high school, I decided to stop going to these classes consistently. I figured I'd just do the work and get by. I was wrong and my transcript reflected my error in judgement.
Almost three years later, I am still paying for my freshman year mistake. My resume is growing but my GPA remains average. I'm not failing but I'm not excelling either. Consequently, my views on attending graduate school have changed. Frankly, I don't see anyone admitting me into their graduate program. I would love to go enroll into a journalism program that will give me resources my undergrad program doesn't give but I don't see that happening. I'm at a crossroads.
I have a few ideas swirling around in my mind but they aren't concrete. I'm about a year outside of my graduation and the fact that I'm at a loss about what I will do afterwards scares me.
I was apprehensive about writing this post but I hope my transparency will help someone else.
What do you think? Should I go for grad school or are there other options that I haven't explored?