Transitioning is difficult, and it happens to everyone. I was a student who was used to studying for tests, working on projects with deadlines and having everything handed to me. After graduation, everything changed - now there’s loans to pay off, financial independency to worry about, obligatory places to go to and people to meet every month.
I’ll be honest. For a month after GDC 2019 has ended, I gave in to a hermit crab lifestyle, only going out on the weekends to work on projects, and barely having the energy or willpower to jump back on to my main projects.
I eventually started gaining confidence again as I started talking with more friends, became more physically active and ultimately last night, went to sleep at 12 instead of my usual 4 AM, and woke up this morning feeling like I have finally regained control of my own life.
I can imagine my beautiful future spouse. I want to prepare and be financially stable by the time I’m ready to start dating again. For her, I will start learning everything related to financial stabilities and how I can best invest my money in the right places.
I want to be physically fit too. Not only does it look and feel good, but it will help me in the long run as I see many of my mentors can’t stress this enough. So I’ll start working out again.
Sleep Early, Work Out, and Read books. The rest just follows through.
Books I’m reading:
• I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
• After College by Erica Young Reitz
• 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey