Are you a recent college or university graduate?
Do you feel lost, confused, or just plain scared about your next steps after school?
Hi there! My name is Taryn and I created Lost and Learned as a way to connect with other recent grads.
Like you, I finished university and couldn’t decide what I wanted to do next. I contemplated taking internships, applied for tons of jobs, and eventually considered going back to school.
In the end, that’s what I did. But after a Master’s degree and most of a Ph.D. later, I realized I still didn’t have a clear career path.
I had done years of education, but I honestly didn’t know where I saw myself in five years (you can read more about my decision to leave grad school here.)
It was only after I jumped into freelance writing that I began to get a sense of where I was going. I completed a certificate in Technical Writing, taught myself the basics of SEO, and started picking up writing contracts.
In the midst of this, Lost and Learned was born. Slowly yet surely, I began to put my experience as a student into words. I realized that if I felt lost after graduation, then others must too.
I hope you can find something on this blog that speaks to you, helps you take the first difficult steps after university, or maybe even inspires you to choose a new career path altogether.
Let’s get lost in the real world together!