NEET – Not in Eduction, Employment, or Training
In 2019, what area are you “making space” for?
“NEET – I am twenty-three year old Bangladesh American! I attended community college at LA Valley College for two and a half years before transferring to UC San Diego during fall of 2017.
I majored in communication, and minored in political science. I am also a speech and debate alumnus; yours truly was part of said extracurricular activity throughout senior year. It gave me the skills I needed to articulate my thoughts coherently, and with confidence.
I am spending the next six months or so as a NEET: Not in Employment, Education, or Training. All the while, I’ll be doing things like trying to better my mental/physical state, work with career coaches to asses my job-related strengths/weaknesses, and prepare for the GRE. I believe this will benefit me!
Honestly, employment does not sound too ideal right now. I need a break after completing my degree at UC San Diego days ago. There isn’t any shame in being a NEET, in my opinion. As long as you stay disciplined, being such can pay off!”Kashfe Rahman, Recent Graduate of UC San Diego
Share your journey and why this is important to you
So far, life as a NEET has been going well. I recently developed a workout plan that’ll shape me into a more physically and mentally fit person – assuming I follow through with it.
Also, I bought GRE prep material from the Princeton Review and am going to start on it real soon. Overall, I feel much more relaxed after having completed my last set of classes recently.
My mental and physical state took a turn for the worst during spring quarter of this year. I had issues including, but not limited to, binge eating and frequent self-talking. It took me until week 8 of the quarter to come to terms with these issues.
Long story short, I overcame those issues as the summer progressed. Now, I am trying to better my physical and mental state before going into employment.
Being a NEET is a priority!
How would you like to inspire others?
I’d like to tell others to work at their own pace. It’s okay to have not a job straight out of college. It’s okay to take a break after graduating. Being employed is hard and can not really be achieved if y’all are tired after having completed so many degree requirements.
Also, please work diligently with career coaches and counselors. They are great resources that will aid you in finding much needed direction post-college life.
How do you use LifeSpace to achieve your goals personally and professionally?
I will use LifeSpace to relax myself. Reading articles about college honestly does give me comfort, and that’s much needed now more than ever.
Additionally, the LifeSpace platform will help me stay on top of my activities and remain disciplined during this “NEET” phase of my life.
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