Life after uni: REALITY CHECK!

09 Jun

40-year-olds have a mid-life crisis. Young people have reality checks.

I’m meant to have slowed down. I left uni on Sunday and this was supposed to a be a week to just relax before moving on to the next stage of my life. I lasted one day.

It started Tuesday morning. After a rather relaxed Monday unpacking my junk I had a bad dream which then transpired into a day-dream. In fact it was more like a day nightmare. I woke up about six in the morning panicking about my future. There’s so much I want to do and so little time!

What if I never get a job? What if this break lasts longer than a week and before you know it I’m a 40-year-old still living with her parents? AHHHH!!!

Well, lying there worrying doesn’t help so I immediately got up and decided to make a list of all the things I wanted to accomplish in the next three months. Some are to do with getting work and others are personal. I’ve probably made a very unrealistic list that either doesn’t have the right time frame to complete it in or might be outside my budget but I’d rather over-estimate my abilities than under-estimate. Even if I don’t get round to ticking them all off I may at least be almost there.

I’ve already started to make a dent on it. Passed my theory test today! Yippee! This week in fact has already been one of the busiest weeks with an overhaul of my room (I predict a lot of car boot sales in the next few months) and also major plans under way for my 21st. Of course job applications are going out all the time from my end. I find if I’m kept busy and do one thing after another I’m in a much better frame of mind. That’s one of the reasons why I think I’d make a good journalist.

I’m going to keep myself busy and see how much I can cross off in the next few months and I’ll be updating my blog with my progress. Wish me luck!


Posted by on June 9, 2011 in Life after uni, Personal


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3 responses to “Life after uni: REALITY CHECK!

  1. Dean O'Brien

    June 10, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I go back to Coventry University to start my third and final year in October. Yes, I understand that we don’t know what is coming after the degree. I think its good that you made a list of things that you wanted to accomplish within the next three months. Positive thinking…thats the way to go. Good luck for the future…

  2. Miss Serena Amber Heidi

    June 22, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I like your blog Megan and definitely agree with this entry. Good luck with your future jobs!


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