All my life I have been told that University is essential. That to get far in life and to get a good job I need a degree. Well, now I have a degree and I know, to some extent what I want to do..I just don’t know where to start. Since leaving university I have just been left thinking- Where do I go from here?
The problem is- you work hard for three years and that’s it. No career advice, no help- you’ve just finished and you’re back to where you started. The possibilities are endless and tiny all at the same time. Everyday I think of new things I want to do, different jobs I could apply for and different areas of my chosen field that I want to go down. It’s all a bit…scary.
Whats more is that never before has there been a time where your life literally stretches out in front of you. A vast stretch of time waiting for experiences that you have to create for yourself. Every decision you make taking you further towards or away from those experiences. You see other people already making decisions and gaining those experiences and it makes you anxious to get started on your own.
Although it is scary, it is also really exciting. I am glad that for the first time I get to be in control. I have an idea of where I would like to be in the future. It won’t happen overnight and I’m not in any rush. It’s easy to feel like you have to get started as soon as you graduate but you have to do what feels right for you and right now I am only just beginning to figure things out.
The thing is- university doesn’t help you to figure these things out, it doesn’t give you a clear path and honestly unless you have a specific career field you want to go down afterwards I am not entirely sure it’s worth it. University has helped me to gain skills that I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise and it will hopefully help in the career I would like to pursue but it won’t get the job for you. You have to do that. You have to put yourself out there and stay determined and then hopefully…one day, things will start to fall into place. For now however, for me, things are a confusing whirlwind of empty time…It’s going to take me sometime to make my next move but I am certain that when I do, I will be ready.