Leaving school can be wicked hard.
It’s hard not to have your friends within shouting distance, and it’s hard to get up and go to work and schedule appointments without that weirdly flexible but comforting structure of college in place. Of course everyone’s experience is different; plenty of students can’t wait to get out and enter the full-time workforce or travel or do whatever it is people do with their lives (and it’s totally possible to feel that way while also being bat-shit terrified to graduate).
But the thing is, you can’t really get it wrong. Struggle isn’t the same thing as failure, and not having everything (or anything) figured out isn’t a mandate on who you are as a person. After some or a lot of slogging, you’ll get something to do. You will have a place to live and stuff to fill it with, and you will find the people who make you feel like the best version of yourself. And even if you’re sad or scared to be graduating, the things that you love about college are largely the kinds of things you can take with you when you go. You can carve out your own spaces and take big chances even when you have dental bills to pay.
This is the most reassuring thing I’ve read in a long time.