How I Spent My Days After Graduating College

In 2015 my parents bought a food court restaurant in Scarborough, Ontario. That was the same year I graduated high school and went to college to study design. 

Fast forward 5 years.

In 2020 I had to choose between 2 options. 

  1. Find a job in design (which is what I studied) or,
  2. Help out in the family business

Since our virus was in full effect,I happily chose the latter and haven’t looked back since.

Though working a full time restaurant job is both physically and mentally draining, I’ve learned far more about myself than I would’ve as a Product Designer or UX/UI Designer working from home. 

I didn’t imagine myself washing endless piles of dishes at the back of an old restaurant upon graduation as a 22 year old. 

I didn’t think I could build a loyal following of customers on social media.

At that point, I didn’t even know life could be harder than spending endless nights working on a design project due the next hour. 

How I spent my days after graduating college aren’t extravagant or to-be-yearned-for by any means. 

But I do think that spending time in ways that mean something to you is incredibly important. 

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