I'm just going to go ahead and say what I'm sure several post-grads are thinking...
Sometimes when people ask "How're you doing now? You know... that... you aren't going to school in the fall." They avoid saying it like someone died. "I'm doing OK. Thanks for asking."
I can't help but wonder what they're expecting me to say? Do you want to hear that I hate it or I wish I was going back to school? Because... it kind of seems like it. Or worse, I thought I was doing one thing this time last year and now I'm doing something completely different. People act like my old career choice broke up with me and I'm still recovering. "I'm doing OK. Thanks for asking."
There's also some of us who don't have jobs and at this point don't think we'll ever find one. But the light at the end of the tunnel? We don't have a job. We have no responsibility. We have the rest of our lives to work, so give us a break. So while you work your life away or camp out in the library... "I'm doing OK. Thanks for asking."
School is starting back in the fall and not to go totally Clean Bandit on you, but there's no place I'd rather be... than the laundry isle as opposed to the school supply isle. For me, school was the time to plan out my life and figure out who I am and where I'm going. And while I enjoyed partying every Tuesday (shout out to unforgettable mug nights), I'm ready to stop planning my life and start living it.
The real world is not as bad as it seems. It's actually super fun. It's where people spend most of their life, unless they get their PhD and have no life... So if you're wondering how we're coping with no more tests, a farewell to overpriced textbooks, all the happy hours we can imagine, carefree weekends, and more money to travel: We might not have it all figured out. But we're doing OK. Thanks for asking.