The Truth About Life After College

A Few Life Updates Since Graduation

I honestly can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I graduated college. It’s crazy to think that another group of college students will be graduating very soon and going on to do new things in their lives, whether it’s start grad school or jump right into the working pool. Either way, best of luck to all of them. Personally, I’m still trying to figure out how to live in the “real world.” I still find it overwhelming at times, but I just remind myself to take everything one day at a time and not put too much pressure on myself. I’m still learning to just enjoy the ride and not strive so hard to get to a certain destination.

Anyway, since it’s almost been a year, it feels like a good time to assess where I’m at in my life right now and reflect on my latest accomplishments. In terms of my job, I finished my internship in April, just a few weeks ago, and I was offered the position of Social Media Assistant, which I accepted. I work the same amount of hours, but I have new duties, and I make a little more money now, which is awesome, of course, haha. It could potentially lead to full time opportunities down the line, so I’m happy about that.

As for my writing, I completed my very first spec script for The Big Bang Theory, and I registered it with the Writers Guild of America (WGA). I’m proud of myself for actually seeing through with that project. I started conceiving ideas for the script way back in February, and it took me a good month and a half for to write it. I just finished it last week, as a matter of fact. I was picky about getting the format exactly right, but I finally resolved to just get the script written and worry about editing and proper formatting later.

While writing it, though, I tried my best to shut off (or really just ignore) my natural inner writing critic and just focus on making the script funny and something I’d enjoy watching. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, and I even submitted it to the NBCUniversal Writers on the Verge Program. I was told that they accept only 8 writers (or writing pairs) into the program, and last year, they received roughly 2,000 applicants. So, the odds are obviously slim, but if I’m selected, I’d have to temporarily move to California for a few months, which would be a whole other issue to figure out entirely.

But, again, one step at a time. We’ll see if I even get an interview. It would be incredible. I’m excited just thinking about it. πŸ™‚

That’s about it for now. Thanks for reading and taking an interest in my life. I’ve got a few blog posts planned that are actually useful that I’ve been meaning to write for a while now (interview tips, writing tips, etc.), so those should be coming next.

‘Til next time!

-Ali

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5 thoughts on “A Few Life Updates Since Graduation

  1. It’s almost been a year since I’ve graduated as well! I know a lot has changed and happened but I feel like I should’ve been more productive by now.

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