Ok pinch me… the other day I had to register for my Graduation! *Draw drops, Eyes widen* Ho-ly S***
Being third year, fastly approaching the leap into real adulthood *Gulps*, I’ve definitely been subject to many a ‘So have you got any plans?’ comment or a ‘Have you started applying for jobs/grad schemes?’ and in answer to all those questions;
A big fat Nope!
I’ve not applied for a single graduate scheme, or job. I have no idea what I want to do with my life. I have basically no prospects for after university. And I’ll end up with no money in my bank account.
Well, that’s not entirely true… I am planning on travelling in Australia in August for who knows how long (as long as my saved money/Working-Holiday Visa will last). But I’ve not got a whole load of money and although I’ll give it my best shot, who knows if travelling for a living is the right path for me and I might come back and have spent all my savings!
But the absolutely great thing is… I’m not scared. I’m ready! I’m excited for this new chapter and this freedom to do whatever I want!
Everyone around me and everything society or university promotes is this feeling of dread and failure to leave university without a job or at least things put in place or an idea of where to go. And for a time I thought the same – hell one of the reasons I came to uni was to put off work for 3 years (definitely not a reason to be paying £9,000/yr let me just tell you, but moving swiftly on!) – but I’ve come to realise that there’s no point in being scared or worried.
Everything has a habit of working out – opportunities come along when and how they’re meant to, doors close, doors open etc etc. As long as I’m happy and working hard in whatever I’m doing at the time, I’m content with the thought that in the time until this point of ”fear”, something – maybe a job, maybe a person, maybe a way of life – will come along and fit perfectly for me at that time.
And I think this past term, and these past few years, has definitely pushed me and shown me that I can handle whatever life throws at me. That’ll change – I know me too well – when the time comes that something feels even bigger or scarier or just different to anything I’ve faced before, but I’ll still get through it.
I admit, my parents are amazing and will support anything I want to pursue, and fortunately they have to money to put up with me for another few (*cough* thirty *cough*) years when I go travelling and hopefully make a load of mistakes/job attempts until I find the one that’s right.
But all soon to be degree-finishers – don’t worry! This is our time to do WHATEVER we want to do with our lives. And if the job you get isn’t what you thought it would be – just get a different one?
Anyone else in their final year? Anyone struggling? Or like me have you stopped caring!?
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