Dear Followers, apologies for my absence- I really don’t have an excuse except that I have been a lazy sod that hasn’t been making the most of her time.
I want to share with you a post about my feelings on my current situation in the hope that some of you may relate.
I’m 24 years old and I still live at home with my mum. Woe is me. I graduated over a year ago and although some of my fellow course mates are living it up in the big city (what?) I’m here, at home, poor and writing a blog in my childhood bedroom. All kidding aside though, I think it’s totally normal…it’s totally normal to be a failure…
While fellow graduates are starting high powered jobs, I’ve just finished the season 7 finale of Pretty Little Liars and I was honestly blown away… I mean the story lines are actually getting ridiculous but I still love it. A lot.
If I could afford to get my life together or actually knew what I was doing with it…I would be doing it. It doesn’t help that rent prices are so high. The average rent prices in London are around 800-1200 pounds. I don’t get how graduates can afford this unless they are selling their very souls just to live and I don’t believe in souls. Even where I live, the average rent is still around £1000. Seriously where are the twenty something graduates that can afford this? Because I want to find them and copy everything they do.
I read today that one in six graduates are now over qualified for their jobs, of course everyone has to start somewhere but we know we have reached a new low when your mate from Oxford is scrubbing toilets in the nearest Asda. It IS hard though, for all of us, so I think we can all give ourselves a break…unless it’s only me that feels like this in which case I definitely do not deserve a break…
I am definitely further along in life and in knowing what I want than I was a year ago, if you go back and read my posts you will see that almost every single one is me explaining how confused I am in life, so I guess that is progress and progress is always good.
I’m also a lot more relaxed than I was as a fresh faced graduate, my anxiety over every tiny decision has faded and my rush to get my life together has weaned. I am happy in the moment and whilst I am still in my childhood bedroom, watching Pretty Little Liars over and over again on Netflix..I realise there are far worse places I could be. I haven’t lost ambition, that is still very much there, I just know now that Rome wasn’t built in a day and nor am I.
What do you think? Have you graduated recently? Have you reverted back to a teenager living in your parents house or are you a real grown up now?
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