I’m starting over. Again. Related: What I’ve Learned 7 Months Out Of College Not even one year since I’ve graduated from college where I majored in Communication Studies and minored in napping, I’ve been offered my second “big girl” job. And I’m pretty, ridiculously excited. I had a lot of mentors telling me not to look for a new job before I even completed a year seated at my first big girl desk in my first big girl position. And I have to admit that I was extremely hesitant to even apply. But when this new opportunity came along, I had to take the chance. Three hundred applicants, two months of interviews, referrals, tests, and portfolios, and in the end, I got the job. Me. So, even though I’m leaving my first job a little earlier than I may have anticipated, and I may be a twenty-something recent college grad, I’m pretty pleased with my decision and eager to move forward with my career. And I’m also insanely scared, because once again, I’m going to be the new girl in the office. And after the extensive interview process, I’ve met just about everyone I’ll be working with. Let me tell you, I’m undoubtedly going to be the youngest in the office, too. I’m starting over. Again. So, how does one college grad handle so much change in under a year? Bubble wrap, for starters; both for packing purposes and as an inexpensive stress reliever. Secondly, this list of reminders that you should constantly keep in mind as a young professional:

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My four years spent at my wonderful, small, home-away-from-home college university were undoubtedly the best four years of my life, even if they didn’t always seem that way. Related: What I've Learned 7 Months Out Of College I learned more from things that went on outside the classroom that are unparallel to anything I’ll ever get to discover and experience again. It all started as a blur; scary, exciting and mysterious all at once. It ended like a dream that I was waking up from all too quickly. When it was time to go, all the same feelings arose as they had on my first day of my college career. The same questions were asked, but ultimately, college taught me more about succeeding in the real world for reasons beyond each course, each semester.

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