It's just like going through another schooling period without the summer vacations. Yup. 4 years without vacation.
The working life has been good to me. I'm happy where I am and I'm happy with the people I work with. :) It makes a difference really. Waking up everyday and going to people you don't want to be with? Yeech! At least that never happened to me. I've been blessed!
For those starting with the new working life, there's an adjustment phase but try to have fun! The more you have fun, the more it won't feel like work. Let me share a story. You know I didn't get my first paycheck? :) It's because I gave my first salary to my parents. I split it into 2. Half to my Mom, half to my Dad. For all the years they supported me, it was the least I could do... I can't tell you the feeling after I gave the salary because the gesture has to come from you and I'll spoil it. You'll have to experience it yourself!
After 4 years, I still look back at that moment in time and the feeling hasn't changed.