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LIFE AFTER UNI : WHAT THE HELL NEXT?

First off, I actually never thought I would get into uni let alone graduate but I've proved myself wrong aint I? I'm obviously a lot more clever and capable than I originally thought which has given me a serious confidence boost right now. I'm not the smartest or the most confident when it comes to being intellectual and all that jazz (can you tell?) but, it's dawned on me that my time in education is actually over... for like ever. So what now? This is something I've avoided thinking about for so many months now because I legit don't want to come to terms that I'm actually an adult now, can I not be like Peter Pan and just never grow up? Nah? k, thnx m8. 


I will be getting an HND in Makeup for TV & Film which will probably sound like a pretty pointless degree to some but It's something that I'm passionate about and is such a hard career to get into. Everyone and their damn grandma want's to be a makeup artist these days which is fine, it just means I have to work harder and push myself more into the industry and hope one day I'll be able to be known for my skills and talent in my own right. So how do I start doing this? 


CHILL OUT & MAKE A PLAN
Planning out my life is honestly one of my favourite things to do, half of the stuff I write down on my list doesn't get done but it's a great way to start thinking positively about your future. I'm one of those gals who has 1000 things running through their brain at one time and sometimes It all becomes too much to think about, writing out lists is where it's at for me and my tricky brain. It's also very important to just chill out for a bit after uni, go out with friends or spend the day watching your favourite Disney films (Tangled & Mulan am I right?). No matter what you do, take your time. You deserve a break from uni stress and the late night essay writing and you need to just sit back and relax.

That's a camera lens guys... Pic was taken by @jaidepoppy
DON'T PANIC
Finding a job entirely to do with your degree isn't easy, it can take months to find a job that's right for you and that doesn't take advantage of the fact you're just out of uni. Not having a job and feeling a bit 'stuck' in your life is completely normal, God knows what I'm going to do now I've left uni and I only finished on Monday. Things like this always work out for the best in the end, but you just have to make sure you help yourself out by not sitting at home doing nothing. Revamp your CV and apply for a few jobs whilst you're chillin in the sunshine, I know I said to chill out and relax but sending over your CV won't take two minutes and this will stop you from panicking later on when you see all your friends at their new jobs. 

Cute little snap from the Bloggers Who Brunch launch event
YOUR GRADE DOESN'T MATTER
Well, it doesn't for me anyway. Even though I'll have a snazzy degree I don't actually feel that employers these days actually don't care if you have a degree or not. I expect for more official degrees the grades definitely do matter but in my case, it's about who you know; not what you know. If this is the same for you, then this is the perfect time to show yourself off to the world and to show your future employer or your blogging chums (if that's your main goal) exactly who you are and why you're different from the others. Of course, already having a degree sets you apart from the rest (even if it was completely pointless) but it's useless if you don't have the confidence within yourself to show your potential and worth. I know for a fact that my writing skills are crap and there's no way I'm going to impress you with my perfect English and my use of commas. However, I can talk for England and even if it's pure waffle I'm pretty sure I give off a better impression of myself through chatting about my skills than my CV does. 
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If you're out of uni or just started, it's perfectly fine to not know what you want to do in the long run! Heck, I wanted to be a ballet dancer and be in the theatre since the age of 2 and I completely changed careers not knowing if I was actually going to like my new venture. Just focus on you and who you are as a person and you'll succeed in whatever you choose to do.

What are your plans for after uni?
Sare 

9 comments

  1. I loved this post Sare! So so happy for you, proud of you for graduating! You'll be a bloody amazing make up artist Xoxoxoxox

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  2. Absolutely love this post Sare!!! So so glad you've made a come back girl πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ Xxxxxxx

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  3. Love this babe!! I'm gonna be in your situation so soon so I can really relate lol cue the panic. Glad I'm not alone! xxx

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  4. Looking forward to seeing more blog posts from you my lovely! Welcome back xxx

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  5. Big congratulations lovely! I graduated years ago and still don't know what I want to do :) x

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  6. Lovely post. Congratulations on finishing uni, I have one more semester to go before I am done with uni and I can't wait.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  7. I'm currently halfway through my second year and it's definitely going by all too fast for sure, honestly quite scared and have no idea on what I'm gonna be doing!
    Kathy
    Alongcamekathy

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  8. Loved reading this post and it's so lovely to have you back! Always thoroughly enjoy your blogpost :) The future will bring lovely things for you!

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  9. Aww congratulations on finishing uni! I still have another year left but this post was really helpful for preparing for what I'm actually going to do when I finish tooπŸ™ˆ

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