Dear Class of 2020… here’s my advise to you!

May 13, 2020 in college students, Education, Sharing Our Journey, Style & Inspiration

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In this time of uncertainty, life after college, I thought I could just push through, you know, like I had always done. I thought, if I would put all my time and energy into working, finding a job, keeping myself busy, I would get over this hurdle. This moment would become a thing of the past. Little did I know, nothing that I did or was instructed to do could get me out of this hump.

“I tried everything,” I cried. But still no luck. “I’ve done everything that society told me to do. I’ve lived a dream of going to college and graduating, first in my entire family– however, it looks like I’m the only one suffering. I’m the only one with this pain, like a sword daggered through my heart.

I thought if I’d keep quiet, it would all come to an end. So, I isolated myself. I secluded myself from everyone that I knew. I couldn’t see past the veil that continued to cloud my path. I only could recognize that I did all I could do, yet still ended up with the short end of the stick.

Fast forward a few years, I now know that I needed this moment of reflection, of healing, of redirection, and finding purpose. I needed this sudden holt to happen, so that I could tackle everything that I once swept under the rug. Have you swept life under the rug? Did you fall into the trap of thinking, ‘maybe if I keep moving, this feeling that I am experiencing will disappear forever?’

Just like a boomerang, if you don’t deal with an issue it is bound to come back. Yes, a boomerag can yield blessings as well, but if you don’t deal with issues, the results will end in an adverse manner. So fight through the process. Shed all your tears. Talk about your feelings, don’t hold it in. Be real. Live in reality, not in the fairytale that I tried to escape to. Live in the now, so you can thrive in the future.

 

 

How this millennial author Sasha Frank made it through quarantine after college, given a “2nd Chance”

April 7, 2020 in college students, Style & Inspiration

To Follow My Journey in Navigating Life After College | Subscribe Here | Listen to Podcast Introducing Sasha Frank |  Click Here! or streaming live on IG | @sashafrank

 

When life throws curve balls you can either crumble under press or learn to rise above. It felt like yesterday, I was getting ready for graduation, taking final exams, making sure I passed. Not to mention, since I was a forever transfer student, once again, I found myself getting acclimated to this new city life at my new college campus.

It was only yesterday that I wanted to curl up in bed, only hoping for another 3-day weekend. Or better yet, another christmas break or spring break, anything for that matter.

Sometimes we forget about the here and now, getting too focused on what is to come. So much so, that we forget about the little things in life, including spending time with our peers, and getting the opportunity to go to college.

It wasn’t long after, I graduated across that long center stage; which seemed to stretch out like a fashion runway. Yes, that day was bitter sweet. I was happy to get this diploma, I was happy to finally mark this off my list. I was happy not to have another test another day of my life.

Then reality hit. The uncontrollable happened; which only made me wish I could go back. I only hoped to experience such freedom, freeing me from the whoas of adulting.

Job after job application. No after no. There seemed to be no stopping this turmoil that was brewing, it was only a matter of time before I was to reach my breaking point.

But, even in the midst of this uncontrollable event, I learned a few things that I wouldn’t have been able to learn otherwise.

1) Focus on the Positives​ – I learned to only recognize the positive things that were happening. Yes, I was well aware of the things I had no control over; but, I had to focus on that which I could control. I had to change the things I could. I had to improve my thinking and focus on things that made life worth living.

2) ​Reintroduced to Me​ – Somewhere down the line, we start to allow outside influences to be the source of who we are. No longer do we do things because we like them, no. We begin doing things to be placed in the same table as our peers. We begin to starting because that’s what we are told to do. We begin working because we are focused on the monetary return. There’s nothing wrong with that, but when do we get to live our lives? One that truly, not only makes us happy, but gives us purpose and meaning. One that, not only benefits us, but benefits the world at large. 

3) ​Second Chance​ – This simple uncontrollable event, reintroduced me back to the little girl who loved music and loved to write. It wasn’t by chance that life after college left me in dire need, it was God giving me a second chance to do things that truly mattered. Music and writing was the only way I was able to express how I was feeling; when I didn’t have the verbiage to say it.

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