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  • Writer's pictureKatria Farmer

Forever a Student

Updated: Nov 5, 2018

I graduated.

Months ago, when I was up until 4 a.m in a cold, empty classroom shuddering from the ridiculous amount of caffeine in my system, I thought that graduation would bring relief.

It hasn't. I'm antsier than I've ever been. I've realized that this isn't a summer vacation. This is adulthood.

I'm the giant towering over my friends

I need to get a job, start paying off loans, save for retirement, grow a mustache - you know, adult stuff. I don't want to float away with my worries. In order to stay focused, I'm challenging myself this summer to tackle one design challenge a day from David Sherwin's "Creative Workshop" (pictured below), one copywriting challenge a week, and one miscellaneous arts and crafts project.

I haven't quite found the right position for me yet, but until I do, I'm going to continue sharpening my mind. In this weird limbo, I've got to keep reminding myself that my self-worth is not determined by employment. I am a phenomenal person and I know exactly what I'm doing. Totally.

After all, I graduated.

I'll post completed challenges on this blog - hold me accountable, internet.

About the Author: Katria Farmer is a freelance communications consultant in Wilson, NC specializing in copywriting and graphic design. Her B.A. is in communication studies and her M.A. is in strategic communications. She serves Wilson, Rocky Mount, Raleigh, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas. Learn more about working with her:

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