Same School, Different People

My 4th and last (hopefully) year at Syracuse University is starting soon, and I feel the need to write a blog post for myself and to anyone who needs a reality check. The reality is, whether or not you are graduating school, this isn’t the end of the world.

I spent this summer traveling around the world, including many countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Somewhere in between the flights, I had a lot of thinking about what I want to do when I enter the real world and about my last year in college. The truth is, I have absolutely no freaking clue what I want to do; the only thing I know is that I want to make a lot of money.

It is not a dream, it’s a lifestyle. 

I feel like I have been 4 completely differently people during my four years here at Syracuse. I’ve gone through being hopelessly optimistic, being cynical about life, trying nothing but to be professional, and all sorts of other things, but I feel like I’ve finally got myself figured out now. The truth is, I major in Advertising and I study French for a minor.

HAHAHAHAHA I know, jobless, right?

Yes. I’m not the best advertising person out there – I don’t have the greatest ideas and I don’t write well either (you should have figured from reading this blog). If I really wanted to, I could make a career out of advertising. I know for a fact that I would be hired somewhere and live the Mad Men life, but I also know I won’t excel in it either. I will never be the best in advertising, and that is something I cannot stand. I need to do what I am best in, and that is being me.

I apologize for saying the cheesiest thing ever, but it’s also very true. Honestly, I haven’t met anyone who can pull off being me, well, except for Beyoncé ’cause we’re like twins. To be me, you first have to have extreme good looks; then you have to have a very charming personality and have many many talents. Also, in order to be me, you have to succeed.

It’s just something I know I will do, no matter what I end up doing. Just because I’m studying advertising in college doesn’t necessarily mean I have to work and only work in advertising. I can literally do whatever I want, and even though I do not know exactly what that is yet, I will succeed in doing it. And make a lot of money.

So here’s to all the graduating senior class: no one is better at being you than yourself. One rejection letter from an internship or from one graduate school means noting if you know you’ll succeed in 10 years. However, success doesn’t come easily. You have to work really really hard and give it all you’ve got; that’s the only way to succeed.

To those who don’t believe me,

I’m a unicorn, girl. Believe what you want, but I’ll see you when you wash my car.


photo credit:


Bryan “thinking it might be easier to just marry a billionaire” Eric

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