Aftermath of finishing grad school [Psychological impact]
My thesis got approved about three weeks. So far I had this pseudo life crisis of "Now what?" followed by "I am lonely" to "How do I socialize?"
A bit of my background, I started grad school four years ago (25) while working full time (60+ hour job) so that left me with little to no social life. Now that I accomplished this dream, I now have this sense of void and what to do with my life mind-set. I am being proactive about this by joining work events, cooking classes, volunteering opportunities, exercising and having reunions at my house, my friends do invite me out so I do have a social circle to name a few.
My question for those who did the full time work and school dance, when you finished did you have moments of "What do I do with my free time?" or "Now what?" etc.
I just want to see if what I am going through is normal since I am having a drastic change of lifestyle/routine. Hopefully there are some PA folks who experienced something similar and can give me some insight.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!