Congratulations!  You’ve made it through the gauntlet that is college.  The world is open before you – what are you going to do?  Well, before you jump into being a “grown up,” here are a few things you can do to celebrate all your hard work .

1.  Take a Trip

If you ask anyone who’s done it, taking a trip right after they graduated from college is one of the best adventures that they’ve ever been on.  Don’t worry about a map or a schedule!  Grab a friend and take a week, month, or even just a few days to explore the open road.  Stop wherever you want, eat in local dives, and try something completely new.  Embrace the idea that life is all about the journey and you’ll find that even a trip to the next town over can open doors you’d never expect.

2. Visit a Friend

Over the past few years, you’ve probably made some of great friends.  An easy way to put a spin on taking a trip is to couch surf for a weekend.  Not only do you get to see the people you’ve been doing life with again, it can help make the transition out of college a little easier for both of you.  Just because you don’t live in the same dorm anymore doesn’t mean you won’t be texting each other at 3 am about your latest Netflix binge…1 season per day – easy!

3. Do Something You’re Passionate About

Often times, college is about preparing for a future that will help you be self-sufficient and successful.  But, that doesn’t always mean you’re studying what you’re passionate about.  The summer right after you graduate is a prime time to dig into something you really care about.  If it’s yoga, namaste your way to nirvana.  If it’s gardening, raise some tomatoes your great grandparents would be jealous of.  If it’s underwater basket weaving…whatever floats your boat.  Not only is this a great way to unwind and feel great, it can also help round out your resumé with something a little more personal.

More is on the way

This is just a start, all summer long we’ll be offering you easy and exciting ways to celebrate your education and to enjoy the fruit of your labor.

How are you going to celebrate your graduation?