One Year Later: Graduation.


Well, technically it's one year and 5 days later 🤭.

I wanted to write a 'One Year Later' post about me graduating just to see where I'm at one year on. It's weird to think back that around this time last year I had my cap and gown on and I was ready to walk the stage and actually graduate. It's also interesting to see what's taken place within the last year, so let me break it down for you. A lot has happened tbh, but everything happens for a reason aye.

The main thing that took place this year was the fact that I quit my job. There's no need for me to go into this again. If you're looking for the full story take a browse through my blog and you'll find it (hint: it's under the Life Update blog post). That was the biggest thing that I've done, but it benefitted me the most.  I was able to finally have some time off to enjoy the summer and to make some time for me.

Within this last year, I celebrated turning 22 which I wasn't excited about. The fact that I wasn't going to be 21 anymore hurt as I lived my best life but low and behold 22 has been LIT. It's been way better than what I expected and it's really set the bar high for when I turn 23 (which is basically next week). I love my birthday, but I hate to plan for it. It's long and it stresses me out so let's not get into it.

Being a graduate for a year plus has been an adventure. Half the time I totally forget that I have a degree sitting in my documents folder at home. It's not even framed which is what I had intended to do but that frame has no place in my room right now. I felt like as soon as I graduated, I was meant to transition into an adult but that still hasn't happened yet. Half the time I don't know what I'm doing and the other time I feel like I have too much to do and sometimes there's no middle ground. Real talk how do I adult?

I'm still learning to live as an ex-student but it's really hard as that is who I've been my entire life. It's bizarre that I'm not in an educational facility anymore I have no intention of going back but the thought of knowing that all I'll do now is work until my retirement is not only scary but surreal at the same time.

The learnings that I have learnt in the last year surpasses anything I learnt whilst I was at uni. I've understood the purpose of putting yourself first, checking up regularly on your mental health, striving to find a job that caters to what you want and so much more. I can't wait to be two years down the line and see where I'm at then. I proud of how I've done and wouldn't change my decisions for the world.

A lot has gone on in the past year and I do wonder what would have happened differently depending on how I reacted to certain things. It's insane to think like that but I do. I shouldn't but I do. However, I'm thankful for the way it has gone as I couldn't be any happier than I am right now.

"A lot can happen in the space of a year."

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  1. “Real talk how do I adult” ����������
    Lovely blog by the way !

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    1. Thank you for reading! I appreciate you! X

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