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Goodbye College—Hello Life! Go-To Answers from a Got-There Grown-Up by Lisa Brock

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Chapter 7

Make a Plan

“I don’t know what I want to do.”

Without question, this is the most frequent fear I hear from young people these days. These words are code to me for “I am scared and a little terrified, and I need your help.” I can relate to this at a most primitive level. Let me tell you why.

When I was a senior at Florida State University, I rarely slept a full night. Most nights, I roamed the halls of my sorority house, feeling incredibly alone and afraid. I was excited for what my life might mean in the long run, and I felt like I could make something of myself. But what? I had no idea whatsoever, and this terrified me.

How could I not know where I wanted to go? After all, I was a senior in college, about to achieve one of my earliest ...

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