Post-Grad Survival Guide: Don’t Tell Everyone Everything

Don’t tell everyone everything. Now, this doesn’t mean what you think. I’m not talking about lying or being dishonest with people; I’m simply saying that you don’t need to constantly tell people all the things that are happening in your life. ESPECIALLY if you change your mind a lot–like me.

I love telling people what’s going on in my life. Who doesn’t? We like to have recognition when we accomplish things or get that interview. But what if things fall through? Then we look like morons quite honestly.

This has happened to me a lot lately, and I think I’ve finally learned my lesson. I don’t need to tell everyone the inner workings of my life. If I get an interview, I’ll just keep it to myself. If I get a job, I’ll keep it to myself. Because when I tell everybody everything, they start to think that I have a hard time committing to stuff.

Look man, I’m almost 23 years old (tomorrow’s my birthday), I never said I’d have everything figured out, okay? I’m relying on my feelings and a little bit of logic for my decisions, and it’s tough to know which decision is the right one.

So while I figure out what I want to do, I’m going to keep things to myself. If you’re about to graduate and are reading this, GREAT. Don’t feel like you have to constantly keep people in the loop on things. When you find the right job,¬†then you can tell anybody you want–but while you’re still unsure, don’t tell a soul.

The whole purpose of this series is to help recent college grads just like me. I’m beyond perfect, but I do learn a few things, and if these words can help just one other person, then I’m happy beyond comprehension.


By |2016-11-02T00:39:48+00:00March 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|3 Comments


  1. Kayla March 29, 2016 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    Good advice! I’ve discovered that sometimes keeping goals to myself until I’ve achieve them really works for me. It’s like by telling people I already get rewarded by them and then get lazy haha

    • tk1208 March 29, 2016 at 5:03 pm - Reply

      That’s exactly it. There’s been studies done (you might know about this) that reveal we actually feel like we’re making steps to accomplishing a goal when we tell somebody when in reality it does nothing.
      Thanks for the comment ūüôā

  2. rebeccacarolyn March 29, 2016 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    I recently graduated and this sums up exactly how I felt! I didn’t tell anyone I was applying for jobs etc until I heard good news. Great post ?

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