18 Ways Andy Dwyer Perfectly Captures Being A Recent Grad

"My whole life is a giant mess and I love it."

Congratulations! You've graduated from high school or college or graduate school or whatever. It doesn't matter anymore, because it's August and the world has expectations of you now. Expectations that don't have anything to do with grades or popularity or your corn hole skills. You need a job and a life and a place to live and omgsomuchpressure!

Relax. Your favorite "Parks and Recreation" employee can help. Andy Dwyer, spirit animal of all recent graduates, is here to teach you to calm down, wise up and live a post-grad life worthy of Burt Macklin, FBI.

  1. First, know that it's going to be OK.
  2. It's perfectly acceptable to be feeling a little lost right now.
  3. Put your shirt back on, champ. You're going to be all right.
  4. First you've got to make a game plan.
  5. Sure, you majored in philosophy.
  6. But you graduated, and that counts for something.
  7. You're smart. You're capable.
  8. So maybe you move back in with your folks for a bit.
  9. Get on the job hunt!
  10. You might not get your dream job right away.
  11. Just accept that you don't know everything yet.
  12. And stay positive!
  13. Take advice from the smart people in your life.
  14. Find small pleasures where you can.
  15. And seriously, put your shirt back on.
  16. Be adventurous in your post-grad life!
  17. But you're an adult now and that also means being responsible.
  18. You're going to be just fine.

    Don't worry. No one does.