After College

I graduated college last week and have been home for about four days now. I don't know what to do with myself. I'm taking the summer to just hang out and adventure and to do some things that I've been wanting to do, but I am having trouble adjusting from lots of people 24/7 to just having family around. I have all of these grand ideas for this summer, but what can I do in the meantime? For an extrovert whose friends are all at their homes, far away, or whose two best friends are close but in school and working, what can one do? I've been brainstorming ideas to make new friends and to find ways to occupy my time this summer. Some of my ideas are:

  • Volunteer; find a cause or an organization I like and volunteer there this summer
  • College group; while I'm out of college, I graduated two years earlier than the people my age and a church college group would be one way to get to know some of the people my age in my area.
  • Community college classes; one of my least favorite ideas, but it's an idea. Take classes that I want to take this summer to learn some fun skills, like photography.
  • Learn to sail; this has been on my bucket list/to-do list for the last three or four summers. Maybe this summer it'll actually happen.

I just have to adjust to being away from college. I keep on thinking to myself that I just have to occupy myself for the next three months until I see my friends again, but then I remember that I'm done with school and I won't be going back. So in light of that, I have to adjust and make new friends to hang out with instead of writing blog posts on a Friday night. Have you had to adjust to life after college?