Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Life after uni

Hi Everyone,

So I finished university a while ago and have (probably like quite a few other people) flitted from job to job for a while, finally landing my dream job, only to realise that I hated it. After a long spindly road I ended up with no job, no money, and my worst fear realised: Moving back to my home country and needing to decide whether I would brave the whole "long distance" thing with my boyfriend. Now, almost 6 months after leaving my last job, I've got no new job, but am moving back to be with my boyfriend. At least that part of my life has worked out.

The fear I'm now starting to realise, however, is trying to find a job after being out of work for quite a while. I'm worried because of the current job climate. I finally know what I really want to do, without following in the footsteps of all of my uni friends, just because what they're doing seemed like the right thing for me.

I'm scared to let down my boyfriend, I'm worried I won't be able to find a job that I want and, worst of all, I look at other people my age and envy them for what they've already achieved in the time I've been sitting on my bum doing, well, nothing!

Whilst I was still at uni, I used to think to myself, I just want to be done so I can finally start my life and my career. Now I wish I hadn't thought that, that time hadn't gone by so fast, that I could rewind time and go back to graduation, I'd do it all over and work hard on keeping myself above water for longer.

Sometimes I sit and reflect on where it all went wrong and I wonder if other people find themselves in this situation.

Anyway, just another thought provoking entry for you lovely readers out there.

Any thoughts, questions, concerns or even tips - feel free to share.

And As Always, Stay Tuned,

- A


  1. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog and following <3 Just followed back ;)

    Good luck with job hunting ~ there's always a little emptiness right after uni. I had that and I know a lot of my friends did too. But you're young. it's ok to explore and find something you'd love to do! Best of luck!

    See you around xxx

  2. Hi Gigi,

    Thank you for your comment! I do need luck with the job thing, but I'm sure you're right, everyone goes through that stage of worry at some point in their life.
    Thank you!

    - A xx