So, you think you're a Graduate now?

Hello lovely people, if you follow me on any of my social media you will know that I recently graduated and can probably now be considered a functioning adult. But, am I? I honestly feel no different. I'm still broke, eating a lot of cheese and napping everyday. 

There's a huge expectation on people in their early 20s to have life all figured out as soon as possible. I have no idea what I want to do now I have graduated, and no matter how many people ask me, the answer hasn't become clearer to me. It's got to the point where if I am asked "so, what do you want to do now?" one more time, I want to get a punch bag. I've just had three years of full-time education filled with stress-eating, frantic late nights and a hell of a lot of essays. I do not need you asking me what my plans are now, thank you Margaret.

Not only is there the pressure to jump straight into a career after uni, there is also the pressure to have your whole life planned out. I have no idea what I'm having for dinner tomorrow, let alone where and what I'll be doing in 5 or even 10 years time. We are young. I think you can either live your life worrying about not what other people think about what you do, or you can go out do what you love and get paid to do it. 

I honestly look at half the jobs on graduate sites and I haven't got a scooby what 95% mean. They all use the words Junior, Executive and Administrator. But, what does that actually entail? What am I actually going to be doing, because what it says on the ad makes no sense to me.

I guess the best thing to do in these situations is to apply, apply, apply. Explore. Try new things. You never know what might appeal to you. At least, this is what I am going to do. If you want to work full time, part time or even go back to uni, YOU DO YOU. That is ultimately the best thing you can do. 

I don't know if I'll ever make it to where I want to be, or if I will ever pay of my student loans lol. But, I know that I will always be happy I made the choice to go to uni, because that what worked for me. It might not be for everyone but, I am so glad I went. 

So, basically all I am saying is there is no one way to be ~graduate~, you just got to do what is best for you. 


  1. Congratulations lovely! I'm graduating myself in September and sure the whole thing will be such a surreal experience. It's something you always know will happen before starting University, but never anticipate how quickly it comes round. I couldn't agree more with you about having what almost feels like everyone asking what you're going to do next and being like um... but don't panic, everything will fall into place when it is meant to do so! Enjoy being a graduate xx
    Amber |

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