Get out, while you still can

As graduation for seniors is nearing, the big question is “What am I going to do next?” The answer is travel. This is the time in your life where you are not tied down to anything. You don’t have children, you don’t have a real job and you don’t have a spouse. It is the perfect time to go see different places.

Traveling can be a good thing to help you grow and understand what life is really about. When you are in college, they teach you about your major and how to apply it to your “hopefully future job.” Society is constantly telling you to make money and work hard, but what society doesn’t say after you graduate is you will not get a chance to be free like this ever again in your life.

When we graduate, students go straight to trying to find a job and it is hard. You do not have experience; you don’t know how to write a good resume or what to say in an interview. We went through the classes and we were taught the information but that is not enough to find a job. If you travel after you graduate, a job will still be waiting when you get back. This is the time in our lives where we are young, free and healthy. Why not use that to our advantages and travel to see different places. If you travel, it might open your eyes to what you really want to do in life.

If you are lucky, you get to live to be 90. When do you think you will ever be free like this again? When your children have graduated college and have gotten married. By then, you are old and not in a good condition to travel .You have kids and grandkids to worry about while you are gone and you have to worry about your health.

To travel when you graduate can be the most rewarding part of your life. You will learn about different cultures, meet many interesting people, make wonderful memories, and be able to tell awesome stories to your little grandkids. Make memories while you are still young. There will always be jobs, but you won’t always be able to travel. You have plenty of time to make mistakes and learn from them. Why rush?