First, let me just say CONGRATULATIONS! Graduating college is a huge accomplishment and you should be very proud of yourself…
That said, your feelings are very real so don’t be ashamed for honestly stating them. Realizing how you truly feel is half the battle towards getting better. I think a lot of what your feeling is pretty normal. You have been a student for most of your life and now that is over. It’s scary becoming an adult at times. But it is ok to be scared. It’s normal to question your place in life now that you are out of school. For the longest time you knew exactly what your focus was in college and now that you are out things are not as clear. Let me just say that if you were so happy in school you can always go back in… Furthering your education is always a good and valuable experience. But if you don’t want to go back just yet, there are things you can do to feel better.
Contact your college friends; though you may not see them as often, they are still your friends. Good friendships survive virtually anything, even long distances. If you feel they have not been good friends (I’m not sure why think they are no longer your friends), then make new ones. There are many different things you can do so that you feel like your life has purpose and meaning. I would strongly urge you to volunteer. You will feel better about yourself once you realize you are actually having a positive impact on another human being. Don’t despair. There are still so many things for you to see and do. Don’t just sit back and wait for death.
You do matter. You matter to family, to friends; they would not want to see you disappear from this world. Be strong and don’t lose faith. You will find your calling. You don’t need to know all the answers or have everything planned out just yet. You just graduated, take your time and find out what you truly love doing. You may also be so tired due to physical health reasons (of course, you may just be catching up on 4 years of lost sleep 😉 ). Anemia and certain chemical imbalances can cause you to be so tired all the time.
The emptiness will go away once you start being productive. Write down some realistic goals, such as dates and times you will look for work, or completing a resume. Take some time though and relax; celebrate your accomplishment. Just be happy you finished. Then sit down and write out some goals, and what you need to do to achieve them. You have the capacity to have a great life (you seem very smart and articulate); don’t waste it. I hope this helped. Write back, I’ll be here 😉 answered Aug 6 by vg2012
Congratulations on completing college. That’s a huge accomplishment. But you say there’s a void in your life? Feels like something’s missing? I know someone who can help. His name is Jesus. He can come in and make your life feel brand new. When He comes into your heart He brings an unexplainable peace with Him. If you let Him in and trust Him I am positive(not Maury show guest positive lol) that He will make a change in you and how you feel. Jeremiah 29:11 NLT For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Psalm 29:11 NLT The LORD gives his people strength. The LORD blesses them with peace. John 14:23-27 NLT Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them. Anyone who doesn’t love me will not obey me. And remember, my words are not my own. What I am telling you is from the Father who sent me. I am telling you these things now while I am still with you. But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you. “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. If you want to talk or want to get to know Jesus for yourself, message me. I’m here for you anytime. Jesus loves you and so do I. May God bless you. May He keep you. May He look down on you and be gracious to you. May He give you peace. May He smile down and show you His love forever. In Jesus’s name, Amen. answered 5 days ago by blessedpeace
Your existence does matter. This is why I am writing to you.
I hope you know that we all care about you and feel your existence!
I think your emptiness could be also caused by lack of specific goals. Do you have a dream? Have you spent lots of time and write down all the smaller steps/goals to get you there?
Share with us some of your goals, and let’s work together to see the best way to reach them.
Your life is full of meaning and they are waiting for you to discover!