For pretty much my whole life I've had this little schedule that included school, studying and then holidays. Now that I'm days away from submitting my last assignment EVER, I feel a little lost because I have absolutely no idea about what's next. How do you adult? What do you do? What is like to have only 20 odd days a year of vacation instead of MONTHS? Do you need to have a plan straight away?
This academic year has been the most stressful to date but I think that so far I've handled it pretty well. My planning game has definitely improved and I even managed to keep a part time job, internship and blogging weekly through this whole thing. *pats self on shoulder*
Every other day I get asked "What are your career plans?" and "When are you moving out?" but as much as I have a vision of what ideally I'd like to see happen, I'm also scared of leaving the comfort zone and what has always been my routine.
I might complain about my deadlines, and the pointless classes that sometimes I had to attend when I could have stayed home to do work, but I will miss that feeling of being a student. Walking in a room and sitting with "my squad" of girls, with coffee in hand and some funny story to tell them from the night before. The rants on our Facebook group chat about one of our lectures being late with marking our work, or commenting on the large amount of threatening but funny emails the university sends us to get their books back when we borrowed them for too long.
Getting a full time job and starting your career sounds...so serious. I'm 22, but at heart I still feel like that little punk teenager who wants to listen to music all day and go to gigs. I recently purchased two tickets to go and see Bring me The Horizon on their upcoming UK tour later this year, and I had a little throw-back moment to being 16 and pretty much free of any worries. I guess that with this post I just want to say that finishing with education is exciting but also very scary. We'll see what's next.
Oh, my current favourite study sweater has been this lovely number by Ratchet Clothing that features Kanye West. It's super comfy and I've been wearing it on my trips to the library or at home whenever I'm tackling a hard piece of coursework. Still living in my favourite jeans and the shoes are the Yeezy dupes from LoveClothing called Makino! I have them in two colours but I will add more to my collection.
I totally stole the Cluse Watch from James and the cute amber ring is from Jewellery Box which you may have spotted in the post I did about this brand.
I'd love to know how you 'adult' and how you found life after education to be like.