After an amazing 3 years I've finally finished university! And as it turns out, the 3rd year of university is pretty difficult! Between exams, revision and the dreaded dissertation, something just had to give. And that something had to be blogging, which is why I haven't posted in over a month. So I thought I'd a quick chatty catch up post about finishing university and what I'm going to do next!
God knows why this was such a shock to me, but writing a dissertation is seriously time consuming. You've probably all heard dissertation horror stories, and I won't lie it is a bit of a stressy, scary nightmare, but equally, its such a proud moment when you finally hand it. And also when you realise you likely will never have to think or write about it ever again! Don't get me wrong, I loved the topic I chose, but 8000 words later and I will quite happily never discuss narcissism and empathy ever again. My final exams were probably equally stressful and time consuming, but thank god for chocolate, coffee and course friends for getting me through. Although some of my exams definitely could have gone better, its such an amazing, freeing feeling to realise that these are likely the last exams I'll ever sit!
So what now?! I've (fingers crossed) finished my degree, had an incredible 3 years and for possibly the first time in my life I don't really have a plan. The thing about studying a psychology is that there are so, so many different ways you can go after your degree. And its both a blessing and a curse. Yes, you can have so many different directions to choose from and that's great, but its also kind of terrifying! Because for me, this means that I literally have no idea what I'm going to do now. I mean I struggle to decide what cocktail I want, let alone make career choices! But maybe that's okay. I've got a part time job, hopefully either a 2:1 or a first, and a lot of volunteering and other experience. Maybe I'll manage to get an internship or job I really want. Or maybe I'll work for a while, save up and go travelling. Either way, I think as long as I try hopefully things will somehow turn out okay!
Are any of you lovelies in a similar position? Or, if you graduated a while ago I'd love to hear about how you found graduating!