“Is life a bowl of cherries?”
There’s a lot of metaphors for what life is and how one chooses to live it. You’ve probably heard everything from the food comparisons (“life is like a box of chocolates” or a bowl of cherries) to the journey descriptions (life is a highway or a marathon). These descriptions are more than cute sayings, they are worldviews that shape how a person approaches their days and makes decisions. For example, if life is a marathon, then steady effort day in and day out is required and making it through means to keep putting one foot in front of the other.
It’s important that you think about your own worldview and the metaphors, values and beliefs that guide you if you want to be the captain of your own ship (another great metaphor!) While that may seem overly lofty, you can break it down to this year: your final year at UVM. How do you envision this year for yourself? You are the only one who can decide how you want to shape this year, what you want from it, and what it means to you. Your conception of this year will be reflected every day in the choices you make: to study or not, to go out or not, to get good rest or not, to start thinking about your life after college or not.
If you are looking for a roadmap to help guide you through this final year and get you to your next destination, may we recommend the 4 Year Plan for Career Success. Look at the Senior Year of the Plan and start to articulate your vision for this final year. The Plan gives you ideas, suggestions, and benchmarks to help you see the possibilities and identify your own goals.
We’d like to help you plan for your final year and life after college. Join us for:
Careers + Coffee: A Senior Open House Wednesday September 10, 3-5pm at the Career Center L/L E-140.