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Joining the Big Bad World- Finishing University

So this year (May 2018) I finished University, it was a manic couple of months to get all the coursework and revision done but I survived and got that all-important picture with my cap and gown.

When you are in your final few months and once you leave University I feel like there is a huge amount of pressure to find that perfect job. That “Big Girls Job”. Well guess what guys, I didn’t find one, and I couldn’t be happier. I work for the same company I did when I was at University, my hours are just full time. So yes I am a sales assistant, but I also work on their social media, which I really enjoy and digital marketing is something I learnt more about in my degree. I looked for jobs leading up to the final few weeks and straight after, but nothing was jumping out at me. I have moved around a lot over the past 8 years, which means my CV is huge!! I don’t need it to be any bigger, so I want to make sure I choose the perfect job for me and my experiences. As soon as I finished university people started asking, “What are you doing now?” or felt the need to tell me their opinion on how I should live my life. I felt a great amount of anxiety and pressure to find that perfect job and then I realised, the most important thing at this moment and time, is my happiness. I did apply for several jobs, but heard nothing back from any of them (which is extremely crushing), except one. It was a pretty impressive job, managing a centre for outdoor activities. I was asked to attend an interview and it went extremely well. Sadly I didn’t get it, but I was so excited just to be given the opportunity for the interview, I have a lot of experience and someday I will get my dream job.

For the first time in over ten years I have my time to myself. My dad lives in a nursing home, and has the best care anyone could ask for! I love the fact that I can go and visit him now and sit with him, talking and telling him about what I have been up to. Before I had to run messages, clean, talk to doctors and social workers among a million other things.

So in a long about way of telling you all, I’m back and excited to blog more. I have loads to tell you, but let’s start with this……. If like me you have just finished University, don’t panic, the job will come. Your degree does NOT have an EXPIRY DATE trust me I have checked! I love getting up and going to work every day, Stephen and I have moved into a new house which was exciting and stressful! I joined a Drama group which was scary and exciting and I also spent three days with the most amazing bunch of people at a Huntington’s Summer Camp!! I have big ideas and plans which I can’t wait to start working on, and hopefully I can tell you all about them.

I’m enjoying my summer and can’t wait to see what the world has to throw at me….

Happy to be back… #imnotdrunk

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